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National Preparedness Level: 2

Northern California PL: 1

Southern California PL: 2

This overview report will post every Friday unless significant activity occurs. Active incidents will be updated in real time.

Current National Situation:

May 7, 2021 – Initial attack was light with 109 new fires reported this week. 1 new large fire reported and 4 large fires contained.

This weekYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 109
Acres: 1,849
Fires: 19,675
Acres: 529,554
Fires: 17,437
Acres: 529,554
(2011 – 2020 as of today)

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Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Quail, Yuba CountyCANEU35100%May 12, 202160+0
Magra, Gold RunCANEU1.1100%May 9, 202160+
Gunnison, ChicoCABTU550100%May 8, 2021573

California fires

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

Out of state fires

Large Incident: A wildfire of 100 acres or more occurring in timber, or a wildfire of 300 acres or more occurring in grass/sage.
Wildland Fire: Any nonstructure fire, other than prescribed fire, that occurs in the wildland.
Wildland Fire – IMT1: Wildland fire; Type 1 Incident Management Team Assigned.
Wildland Fire – IMT2: Wildland fire; Type 2 Incident Management Team Assigned.
Wildland Fire – Other: Wildland fire; Other Incident Management Team Assigned besides a Type 1 or Type 2 team (e.g. Type 3).
Wildland Fire Use (WFU) Fire – A naturally ignited wildland fire that is managed to accomplish specific prestated resource management objectives in predefined geographic areas outlined in Fire Management Plans.

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 West today with an upper low moving over the Pacific Northwest. Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are expected across portions of the Great Basin into the West Slope and Southwest with dry and windy conditions on the northern Plains as well. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are likely from far eastern Arizona into New Mexico and Colorado with thunderstorms also possible near the cold front in the Great Basin into the Northern Rockies. Dry and breezy conditions are likely in portions of the Southeast and down the Florida Peninsula associated with a cold front passage. Scattered precipitation is likely west of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest and in the Northern Rockies as the upper low moves through the area