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National Preparedness Level 1

as of September 29, 2014 at 10 a.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 on Fridays.

October 10, 2014

Only two large fires remain active in California. Firefighters contained the King Fire at 97,717 acres. The 36 Pit Fire was also contained in Oregon at 5,521 acres.

On October 7, a Cal Fire pilot was fatally injured when his Grumman S-2T airtanker crashed while assigned to the Dog Rock Fire in Yosemite National Park. The firefighting community extends condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Weather: Upper level high pressure will build over California through early next week with hot and dry conditions as well as light to moderate offshore winds through Monday. Beyond that, there will be cooler weather across portions of the western U.S. as a series of storms takes aim over the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. East of the Mississippi River it will be unsettled through this weekend with widespread heavy rain and thunderstorms resulting from a deep upper level trough and a plentiful Gulf moisture tap. A drying trend will develop over the eastern U.S. by mid-week, while it will become progressively more cool and moist in the west.

Daily statistics 10/10/14
Number of new large fires 3 States currently reporting large fires:

California (2)

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 = 3 (includes fires within complexes)

2
Acres from active fires 731
Fires contained the week of 10/10/14 3
Year-to-date statistics
2014 (1/1/14 - 10/10/14) Fires: 41,790 Acres: 3,070,737
2013 (1/1/13 - 10/10/13) Fires: 40,070 Acres: 4,146,336
2012 (1/1/12 - 10/10/12) Fires: 49,682 Acres: 8,862,671
2011 (1/1/11 - 10/10/11) Fires: 61,993 Acres: 8,292,982
2010 (1/1/10 - 10/10/10) Fires: 59,464 Acres: 3,137,127
2009 (1/1/09 - 10/10/09) Fires: 70,796 Acres: 5,673,359
2008 (1/1/08 - 10/10/08) Fires: 58,530 Acres: 4,451,214
2007 (1/1/07 - 10/10/07) Fires: 75,020 Acres: 8,155,980
2006 (1/1/06 - 10/10/06) Fires: 84,767 Acres: 9,125,714
2005 (1/1/05 - 10/10/05) Fires: 54,520 Acres: 8,194,349
2004 (1/1/04 - 10/10/04) Fires: 61,964 Acres: 7,781,957
Annual average prior 10 years
2004-2013 Fires: 62,864

Acres: 6,796,329

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
California Fires: 2 Acres: 731 New: 2 Contained: 1
* Applegate Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Cal Fire ST 420 30 1 mile east of Applegate  
* Dog Rock Yosemite National Park NPS 311 20 2 miles east of El Portal 209-372-0327
King Amador-El Dorado Unit, Cal Fire ST 97,717 100    
Oregon Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 2
* Mt. Harris 14 LaGrande District, OR Dept of Forestry ST 260 100    
36 Pit Mt Hood National Forest FS 5,521 100