National Preparedness Level: 2 (On a scale from 1 to 5)

Northern California PL: 1

Southern California PL: 1

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

Current National Situation:

May 26, 2023 – Initial attack was light with 85 new fires reported. 1 new large fire reported and 1 large fire contained.

Seventeen fire suppression crews, three incident management teams and thirty-three overhead personnel have been assigned to large fires in Alberta, Canada.

This report will be posted every Friday unless significant activity occurs.

This weekYear to date10-yr average
Fires: 85
Acres: 972
Fires: 17,292
Acres: 498,820
Fires: 21,000
Acres: 969,573
(2013 – 2022 as of today)
Changes in some agency YTD acres reflect more accurate mapping or reporting adjustments.

Regional fires

Incident NameStateLead AgencySize (acres)Percent ContainedEstimate of ContainmentPersonnelStructures Destroyed
Mosquito, Oxbow ReservoirCATNF76,788100%October 22, 202276178

California fires

Out of state fires

Current large incidents

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

Dry and breezy conditions will continue in portions of the Southwest onto the West Slope. Dry post-frontal conditions are expected across portions of the Great Lakes into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic; with breezy to gusty southerly winds from the Dakotas into Minnesota. Strong to severe thunderstorms are likely on the High Plains, and isolated to scattered thunderstorms are forecast in the central and northern Intermountain West, including possible flooding due to heavy rain and snowmelt causing high water levels in streams and rivers. Thunderstorms will continue on the Florida Peninsula, with isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms from northern Mississippi into the southern Appalachians. Flood Watches and Warnings will continue across parts of Alaska, especially in the Interior, for snowmelt and ice jams, and showers are likely along the southern Alaska coast into the Brooks Range, parts of the Interior, and western Alaska.