(On a scale from 1 to 5)

National Preparedness Level: 5

Northern California PL: 5

Southern California PL: 5

Current National Situation:

September 30, 2020 – Initial attack was light with 64 new fires reported yesterday. 2 new large fires reported and 4 large fires contained.

YesterdayYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 64
Acres: 63,557
Fires: 44,161
Acres: 7,524,840
Fires: 47,710
Acres: 6,111,256
(2010 – 2019 as of today)

Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Copper, Amador CountyCAAEU4850%unknown114
North ComplexCAPNF314,94979%November 12, 20202,6622,892
Fork, Eldorado National ForestCAENF1,66770%October 15, 20201480

California fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
ZoggCASHU55,0469%October 12, 20201,337147
Glass/Shady/BoysenCALNU51,2662%October 5, 20201,466113
North ComplexCAPNF314,94979%November 12, 20202,6622,892
August Complex – westCAMEU949672 (All Zones)47%September 30, 20202,14451
August Complex – north/southCASTF949,055 (All Zones)47%November 15, 20201,74335
BobcatCAANF114,43863%October 30, 20201,554138
Slater/Devil, Happy CampCAKNF154,14548%October 15, 20201,054440
El Dorado, San BernardinoCABDU22,74493%September 30, 202042820
Creek, Shaver LakeCASNF307,05144%October 15, 20201,837855
SQF ComplexCASQF151,43661%September 30, 20201,422188
Slink, ColevilleCAHTF26,75286%October 1, 2020550
Dolan, Big SurCALPF124,92487%October 13, 202052519
Red Salmon ComplexCASRF124,46431%October 15, 20205410

Out of state fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Riverside, OregonORMHF138,02937%October 31, 202046953

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

A broad upper ridge building over the West will yield increasingly hot, dry, and unstable conditions for California, the Desert Southwest, and the Great Basin.

Fires actively burning in Northern California will be challenged by near or record-breaking heat and very low relative humidities.

A cold front will move across the Northern and Central Great Plains and produce dry conditions and breezy winds. No precipitation is forecast west of the Mississippi River.