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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
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208-387-5050

This report will be updated on Fridays.

May 22, 2015

Five new fires were reported in the past seven days, two in Alaska, one in Arizona, and two in Florida. Two large fires were contained.

Weather: Unsettled and moist weather will continue for much of the western U.S. for the upcoming week with widespread precipitation focused over portions of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. The exceptions will be in eastern Interior Alaska where conditions will remain warm and dry. Some areas of the southwest U.S. will also see dry and breezy conditions on the southern end of an upper level low pressure system. A wet storm track will persist in the central and southern Plains and parts of the southeast U.S., while the northeast quarter of the Nation will be relatively drier. This will be particularly true from the Great Lakes through New England this weekend with periods of breezy weather associated with a frontal passage.

Daily statistics 5/22/15
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.
6

Alaska (2)
Arizona (1)
Florida (2)
Maryland (1)

Acres from active fires 33,652
Fires contained the week of 5/22/15 2
Year-to-date large fires contained 144
Year-to-date statistics
2015 (1/1/15 - 5/22/15) Fires: 20,297 Acres: 382,122
2014 (1/1/14 - 5/22/14) Fires: 23,552 Acres: 518,216
2013 (1/1/13 - 5/22/13) Fires: 16,741 Acres: 227,329
2012 (1/1/12 - 5/22/12) Fires: 20,780 Acres: 492,999
2011 (1/1/11 - 5/22/11) Fires: 26,918 Acres: 2,800,961
2010 (1/1/10 - 5/22/10) Fires: 24,644 Acres: 391,620
2009 (1/1/09 - 5/22/09) Fires: 39,723 Acres: 1,331,022
2008 (1/1/08 - 5/22/08) Fires: 24,927 Acres: 1,432,503
2007 (1/1/07 - 5/22/07) Fires: 34,021 Acres: 864,004
2006 (1/1/06 - 5/22/06) Fires: 39,996 Acres: 2,452,783
2005 (1/1/05 - 5/22/05) Fires: 21,985 Acres: 344,365
Annual average prior 10 years
2005-2014 Fires: 27,329

Acres: 1,085,580

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Alaska Fires: 2 Acres: 894 New: 2 Contained: 0
* Seaton Road House Tok Area, Department of Forestry FWS 338 0 27 miles southeast of Northway  
* Bolgen Road Upper Yukon Zone, Alaska Fire Service BLM 556 85 8 miles south of Circle.  
Arizona Fires: 1 Acres: 2,023 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Oak Tree Coronado National Forest FS 2,023 50 17 miles east of Green Valley  
Florida Fires: 2 Acres: 30,545 New: 2 Contained: 1
Mud Lake Complex Big Cypress National Preserve NPS 30,250 5 15 miles northeast of Ochopee  
* Heavy Metal Florida Forest Service ST 295 90 3 miles north of Hudson  
* Wild Heron Way Florida Forest Service ST 350 100    
Maryland Fires: 1 Acres: 100 New: 0 Contained: 1
Coleman Hollow Maryland Dept of Natural Resources ST 100 96 3 miles southeast of Bloomington  
Lower Hill Road Maryland Dept of Natural Resources ST 285 100 2 miles south of Fairmount  
Peavine Creek Douglas Forest Protection Association ST 148 100