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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.

April 17, 2015

In the past week, 18 large fires were reported in 11 states. A Type 2 Incident Management Team is assigned to the 4,700-acre Palsburg fire in Minnesota. Firefighters contained 12 large fires.

Weather: Please check your local fire weather forecast.
http://www.predictiveservices.nifc.gov/outlooks/outlooks.htm

Daily statistics 4/17/15
Number of new large fires 18 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.
6

California (1)
Minnesota (3)
South Dakota (2)

Acres from active fires 11,359
Fires contained the week of 4/17/15 12
Year-to-date large fires contained 106
Year-to-date statistics
2015 (1/1/15 - 4/17/15) Fires: 13,020 Acres: 289,345
2014 (1/1/14 - 4/17/14) Fires: 15,947 Acres: 254,061
2013 (1/1/13 - 4/17/13) Fires: 10,206 Acres: 129,224
2012 (1/1/12 - 4/17/12) Fires: 14,924 Acres: 321,629
2011 (1/1/11 - 4/17/11) Fires: 20,813 Acres: 968,384
2010 (1/1/10 - 4/17/10) Fires: 17,130 Acres: 261,049
2009 (1/1/09 - 4/17/09) Fires: 27,117 Acres: 840,515
2008 (1/1/08 - 4/17/08) Fires: 14,491 Acres: 1,142,791
2007 (1/1/07 - 4/17/07) Fires: 19,914 Acres: 348,794
2006 (1/1/06 - 4/17/06) Fires: 30,415 Acres: 2,155,990
2005 (1/1/05 - 4/17/05) Fires: 9,631 Acres: 143,898
Annual average prior 10 years
2005-2014 Fires: 18,995

Acres: 713,603

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
California Fires: 1 Acres: 157 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Ward Plumas National Forest FS 157 95 10 miles southeast of Taylorsville  
Kansas Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 2 Contained: 2
Minnesota Fires: 3 Acres: 5,450 New: 4 Contained: 1
* Palsburg Department of Natural Resources ST 4,700 30 12 miles south of Warroad  
* Turnaround Department of Natural Resources ST 400 60 5 miles east of Redby  
* Tansem Department of Natural Resources ST 350 90 10 miles west of Barnsville  
* Thunder Road Department of Natural Resources ST 1,950 100    
Montana Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
North Carolina Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 2 Contained: 2
North Dakota Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
Oklahoma Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 2 Contained: 2
South Dakota Fires: 2 Acres: 5,752 New: 2 Contained: 0
* Cold Brook Wind Cave National Park NPS 5,420 90 7 miles north of Hot Springs  
* Big Game Lower Brule Agency BIA 332 85 2 miles northwest of Brule  
Utah Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
Virginia Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
Wisconsin Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1