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National Preparedness Level 3

as of August 18, 2014 at 12 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

Current hours for the National Fire Information Center are
(MST) 8:00 am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
208-387-5050

This report will be updated Monday through Friday.

August 19, 2014

Two new large fires were reported in California. Firefighters continue to make good progress toward containment goals on large fires in five western states.

Two MAFFS C-130 air tankers and support personnel from the 153rd Airlift Wing (Wyoming Air National Guard) have been deployed to Boise, ID to support wildland fire suppression operations in the western U.S.

Weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest today as well as the central Great Plains. Monsoonal thunderstorms will be numerous in Arizona and Utah today with potential for heavy rainfall. There will be a cold front moving through the Pacific Northwest with only a few afternoon thunderstorms forming over the mountains and breezy conditions in California. Very hot conditions will continue in the southern Plains of Texas and Oklahoma.

Daily statistics 8/19/14
Number of new large fires 2 States currently reporting large fires:

California (9)
Idaho (1)
Montana (2)
Oklahoma (1)
Oregon (5)
Washington (10)

Number of active large fires
Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires. Total does not include individual fires within complexes.

Total of all fires reported on IMSR = 24 (includes fires within complexes)

28
Acres from active fires 568,528
Fires contained since 8/18/14 1
Year-to-date statistics
2014 (1/1/14 - 8/19/14) Fires: 37,010 Acres: 2,625,499
2013 (1/1/13 - 8/19/13) Fires: 31,683 Acres: 3,225,214
2012 (1/1/12 - 8/19/12) Fires: 42,274 Acres: 6,656,053
2011 (1/1/11 - 8/19/11) Fires: 49,235 Acres: 6,534,802
2010 (1/1/10 - 8/19/10) Fires: 43,717 Acres: 2,208,671
2009 (1/1/09 - 8/19/09) Fires: 62,674 Acres: 5,087,916
2008 (1/1/08 - 8/19/08) Fires: 62,043 Acres: 5,087,916
2007 (1/1/07 - 8/19/07) Fires: 62,220 Acres: 6,213,160
2006 (1/1/06 - 8/19/06) Fires: 76,857 Acres: 6,558,774
2005 (1/1/05 - 8/19/05) Fires: 43,027 Acres: 6,471,136
2004 (1/1/04 - 8/19/04) Fires: 53,271 Acres: 6,134,183
Annual average prior 10 years
2004-2013 Fires: 52,700

Acres: 5,397,176

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
California Fires: 9 Acres: 118,242 New: 2 Contained: 1
Eiler Lassen National Forest FS 32,416 97 6 miles northwest of Old Station 530-225-2510
Happy Camp Complex Klamath National Forest FS 5,899 10 1 mile east of Happy Camp 530-493-1510
July Complex Klamath National Forest ST 29,917 18 7 miles east of Sawyers Bar 530-628-3473
* Junction Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire ST 500 0 1 miles northwest of Oakhurst  
KNF Beaver Klamath National Forest FS 32,307 85 9 miles northeast of Horse Creek 530-331-0737
Lodge Complex Mendocino National Forest FS 12,535 85 12 miles northwest of Laytonville  
Log Klamath National Forest FS 3,594 95 8 miles west of Greenview  
Tecolote Angeles National Forest FS 274 60 18 miles east of Oakhurst 626-574-5208
* Way Central California District BLM 800 0 3 miles northwest of Wofford Heights 760-376-3781 ext. 0
French Sierra National Forest FS 13,838 100 18 miles east of Oakhurst 559-877-2218
Idaho Fires: 1 Acres: 6,936 New: 0 Contained: 0
Johnson Bar Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 6,936 0 4 miles southeast of Kooskia 208-926-4164
Montana Fires: 2 Acres: 2,696 New: 0 Contained: 0
Seepay Flathead Agency BIA 1,050 N/A 15 miles northeast of Superior 406-741-5902
Thompson River Complex Lolo National Forest FS 1,646 50 6 miles northwest of Thompson Falls 406-826-9052
Oklahoma Fires: 1 Acres:400 New: 0 Contained: 0
Otipoby Anadarko Agency BIA 400 74 6 miles southwest of Elgin  
Oregon Fires: 5 Acres: 102,951 New: 0 Contained: 0
Bald Sisters Malheur National Forest FS 1,121 0 25 miles east of Prairie 541-820-3800
Rogue River Drive Medford Unit, Dept of Forestry ST 500 60 15 miles north of Medford  
Somers Wallow-Whitman National Forest FS 35,917 58 15 miles east of Imnaha 541-432-0119
South Fork Complex Prineville District BLM 65,138 78 20 miles south of John Day 866-347-0636
Staley Complex Willamette National Forest FS 275 51 28 miles south of Oakridge 541-782-5359
Washington Fires: 10 Acres: 337,303 New: 0 Contained: 0
Carlton Complex Northeast Region, Dept of Natural Resources ST 256,108 N/A 7 miles south of Twisp 509-996-9971
Chiwaukum Complex Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 14,201 N/A 9 miles northwest of Leavenworth 509-548-0139
Devils Elbow Complex Colville Agency BIA 26,428 75 30 miles west of Nespelem 509-634-2070
Duncan Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 12,695 N/A 30 miles northwest of Entiat 509-548-0139
Hansel Creek Southeast Region, Dept of Natural Resources ST 1,064 N/A 8 miles south of Leavenworth 509-548-0139
Haven Lake South Puget Sound Region, Dept of Natural Resources ST 168 93 8 miles west of Skokomish 360-427-9670 x734
Little Bridge Creek Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 4,958 N/A 10 nukes west of Winthrop 509-997-0880
South Cle Elum Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 894 77 7 miles southwest of Cle Elum 206-639-7632
Snag Canyon Southeast Region, Dept of Natural Resources PRI 12,667 81 12 miles north of Ellensburg 509-731-3641
Upper Falls Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 8,120 N/A 17 miles north of Winthrop 509-997-0880