National Interagency Fire Center

 

National Preparedness Level 1

as of October 2, 2015 at 5:30 a.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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After January 1, 2016, this report will return to weekly Friday updates.
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April 29, 2016

Initial attack activity was light last week. Five new large fires were reported in three eastern states, South Dakota and Wyoming. Firefighters reached containment goals on 12 large fires.

Weather: An upper ridge over Canada will remain in place through the week. A low pressure system will slowly cross the West over the weekend, bringing cool and wet conditions to the region through Monday. Stormy conditions will also cross the central U.S. By midweek, the ridge will amplify, bringing warming and drying to most of the West while a trough develops over the Northeast. Cool weather will settle over the Great Lakes and the Northeast as a front slides south across the eastern States. Another trough will approach the West Coast by the end of the week.

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Daily statistics 4/22/16
Number of new large fires 5 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires.
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
8

North Carolina (2)
Pennsylvania (1)
Tennessee (3)
Virginia (1)
Wyoming (1)

Acres from active fires 40,341
Fires contained 12
Year-to-date statistics
2016 (1/1/16 - 4/29/16) Fires: 15,485 Acres: 1,469,263
2015 (1/1/15 - 4/29/15) Fires: 15,327 Acres: 316,272
2014 (1/1/14 - 4/29/14) Fires: 19,183 Acres: 316,234
2013 (1/1/13 - 4/29/13) Fires: 12,284 Acres: 145,991
2012 (1/1/12 - 4/29/12) Fires: 17,627 Acres: 372,007
2011 (1/1/11 - 4/29/11) Fires: 22,466 Acres: 2,372,474
2010 (1/1/10 - 4/29/10) Fires: 20,625 Acres: 329,227
2009 (1/1/09 - 4/29/09) Fires: 31,753 Acres: 1,078,280
2008 (1/1/08 - 4/29/08) Fires: 19,920 Acres: 1,283,763
2007 (1/1/07 - 4/29/07) Fires: 24,608 Acres: 484,226
2006 (1/1/06 - 4/29/06) Fires: 35,083 Acres: 2,248,166
Annual average prior 10 years
2006-2015 Fires: 21,586 Acres: 887,760
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Can Location Information
Florida Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 0 Contained: 1
New Hampshire Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
North Carolina Fires: 2 Acres: 20,753 New: 0 Contained: 3
Silver Creek Mine National Forests in NC FS 5,300 90 3 miles west of Hot Springs  
Whipping Creek Road NC Forest Service ST 15,453 78 6 miles north of Engel hard  
New York Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
Pennsylvania Fires: 1 Acres: 8,032 New: 0 Contained: 2
16 Mile Division of Forest Fire Protection ST 8,032 80 2 miles east of Cristo  
South Dakota Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
Tennessee Fires: 3 Acres: 367 New: 1 Contained: 3
Bluff Mountain Department of Forestry ST 150 91 5 miles west of Pigeon Forge  
* Little White Oak Road Department of Forestry ST 100 98 5 miles southeast of Jewellike  
Lone Mountain SF Department of Forestry ST 117 0 5 miles south of Wart burg  
Virginia Fires: 1 Acres: 10,326 New: 0 Contained: 0
Rocky Mountain Shenandoah National Park NPS 10,326 90 6 miles south of Elk ton  
Wyoming Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 0
* ML Bighorn County ST 863 70 12 miles southeast of Lovely