National Preparedness Level: 4 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Northern California PL: 4

Southern California PL: 4

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

Current National Situation:

September 28, 2021 – Initial attack was light with 66 new fires reported yesterday. 2 new large fires reported and 3 large fires contained.

YesterdayYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 66
Acres: 1,414
Fires: 46,121
Acres: 5,883,203
Fires: 46,392
Acres:6,555,727
(2011 – 2020 as of today)
Changes in some agency YTD acres reflect more accurate mapping or reporting adjustments

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Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
DixieCABTU963, 27694%September 30, 20211,9241,329
Caldor, Eldorado NFCAENF221,77476%October 16, 20211,3531,003

California fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Fawn, Shasta CountyCASHU8,55950%October 4, 20212,048144
Windy, Tule River Indian ReservationCATIA85,3832%October 14, 20212,3032
KNP Complex, Kings CanyonCAKNP46,9768%October 10, 20211,8040
Antelope, Klamath NFCAKNF145,63295%September 30, 202133018
River Complex, EtnaCAKNF198,55567%November 1, 2021927121
McCash, Somes BarCASRF93,24448%October 31, 20216000
Monument, Shasta NFCASHF219,32961%November 1, 20211,08150

Out of state fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Bootleg, OregonORFWF413,717100%October 1, 2021376408

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

An upper-level trough will move into the Intermountain West with an upper low over Colorado rejoins the upper-level flow. Upper ridging will extend from the Deep South through the western Great Lakes with troughing aloft remaining over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. A Pacific cold front will slide south and east during the day into the northern Plains, central Rockies, and southern Great Basin. Elevated to critical conditions are expected over southeast Montana, northeast Wyoming, and the western Dakotas today. Breezy to windy conditions are forecast over much of the Intermountain West and central Plains but relative humidity will be significantly higher. A band of showers will move through southern Idaho into western Montana with light rainfall before diminishing. Scattered mainly wet thunderstorms are forecast across eastern Arizona, eastern Utah, and the Rockies while more numerous showers and thunderstorms are likely over much of Texas into southern Oklahoma. Showers will continue over much of the Northwest into tonight with wetting rain.