National Preparedness Level: 3 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Northern California PL: 2

Southern California PL: 2

Smaller, local incidents are listed in the Happening Now section.

Current National Situation:

June 18, 2021 – Initial attack was light with 164 new fires reported yesterday. 3 new large fires reported and 2 large fires contained.

YesterdayYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 164
Acres: 22,204
Fires: 28,436
Acres: 1,061,091
Fires: 24,409
Acres: 1,529,787
(2011 – 2020 as of today)

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Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Whittlesey, North San JuanCANEU3100%June 18, 202120+0
Kearsage, ForebayCANEU1100%June 17, 2022130+0
Beale, Beale AFBCANEU150100%June 14, 202116
Intanko, Yuba CountyCANEU93990%June 12, 2021952
Hotchkiss, GeorgetownCAAEU585%June 2, 202160+1
HuttoCANEU11.4100%May 31, 202180+0

California fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
SQF ComplexCASQF174,17895%January 7, 202128228

Out of state fires

Map information provided courtesy of the UDSA Remote Sensing Application Center using data provided by the National Interagency Fire Center. The data is subject to change.

Weather Outlook

Westerly flow aloft will continue across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies with high pressure over southern half of the Intermountain West. Isolated to scattered dry thunderstorms are likely across portions of the Southwest and Great Basin into Colorado with isolated dry thunderstorms possible in the Sierra and southeast California. Hot and dry conditions will continue across the southern half of the Intermountain West and stretching through California into portions of the inland Pacific Northwest. Postfrontal dry and windy conditions are expected from the northern Plains through Minnesota into the western Great Lakes. Heavy rain will spread from the Alabama Gulf Coast to Galveston with severe weather likely from southern Iowa through western Pennsylvania.