National Interagency Fire Center

 

National Preparedness Level 5

as of August 13, 2015 at 5:30 am. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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August 29, 2015

Many fires in the northwestern states burned actively yesterday. Firefighters are anticipating a change in the weather with a chance of some much needed rain this weekend. Currently, 70 large fires or complexes have burned nearly 2 million acres.

Two hundred soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Brigade based out of Fort Lewis, Washington are deployed in Washington state.

Four MAFFS C-130 Airtankers are assigned to McClellan Airfield in Sacramento, California and two MAFFS C-130 Airtankers are assigned to Channel Islands, California in support of wildland fire operations.

Five wildland fire suppression crews and one CL-415 scooper group from Ontario, Canada and one Convair 580 airtanker group from both Saskatchewan and Alberta are supporting fire suppression efforts in the Northern Rockies Area. Fifty-eight fireline management personnel from Alberta and Ontario, Canada are assigned to support large fires in the Northern Rockies Area.

Sixty-eight fireline management personnel from Australia and New Zealand are assigned to support large fires in the Northwest Area.

Weather: An upper level trough that has been circulating off the Pacific Northwest for the past few days will begin to move eastward today, providing enough moisture to produce scattered showers on the Olympic peninsula and far western Washington. Warm, dry and unstable conditions will continue to prevail elsewhere across the west, especially the Northern High Plains region, which will experience near record breaking heat. Gusty winds are expected to surface late in the day over northern California, much of Oregon and Washington and as far east as western Montana. Hazy skies may begin to diminish slightly in these areas with the increase in winds. Moisture streaming out of the southwest will continue to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms in that area, across the central Rockies and widespread rainfall in the Midwest, with lighter coverage extending into central Idaho and western Montana, where any thunderstorms will likely be dry. Florida and Puerto Rico will again see heavy rainfall as Tropical Storm Erika continues on her northwestward trajectory.

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Daily statistics 8/29/15
Number of new large fires 9 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires.25
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
70

Alaska (1)
California (10)
Idaho (17)
Montana (16)
Oregon (10)
Texas (4)
Washington (12)

Acres from active fires 1,954,138
Fires contained 4
Year-to-date statistics
2015 (1/1/15 - 8/29/15) Fires: 43,396 Acres: 7,825,559
2014 (1/1/14 - 8/29/14) Fires: 38,360 Acres: 2,714,468
2013 (1/1/13 - 8/29/13) Fires: 34,064 Acres: 3,753,533
2012 (1/1/12 - 8/29/12) Fires: 44,017 Acres: 7,291,759
2011 (1/1/11 - 8/29/11) Fires: 53,213 Acres: 6,914,050
2010 (1/1/10 - 8/29/10) Fires: 43,401 Acres: 2,607,350
2009 (1/1/09 - 8/29/09) Fires: 64,572 Acres: 5,235,602
2008 (1/1/08 - 8/29/08) Fires: 64,034 Acres: 4,573,574
2007 (1/1/07 - 8/29/07) Fires: 64,964 Acres: 6,895,624
2006 (1/1/06 - 8/29/06) Fires: 78,822 Acres: 7,582,939
2005 (1/1/05 - 8/29/05) Fires: 45,326 Acres: 7,185,797
Annual average prior 10 years
2005-2014 Fires: 52,884

Acres: 5,467,292

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Alaska Fires: 1 Acres: 5,200 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Twin Creeks Kenai-Kodiak Area Forestry, DOF ST 5,200 0 2 miles east of Chiniak  
California Fires: 10

Acres: 301,287

New: 0 Contained: 1
Fork Complex Shasta Trinity National Forest FS 36,499 97 3 miles east of Hayfork 530-324-5145
Gasquet Complex Six Rivers National Forest FS 23,542 27 13 miles northeast of Crescent City 707-925-3172
Horse Humboldt-Del Norte Unit, Cal Fire ST 146 98 6 miles north of Shelter Cove 707-986-5400
Mad River Complex Six Rivers National Forest FS 37,278 85 8 miles south of Mad River 707-574-6539
Nickowitz Six Rivers National Forest FS 6,524 55 15 miles west of Somes Bar 530-627-3246
River Complex Shasta-Trinity National Forest FS 67,225 29 3 miles southwest of Denny 530-276-8559
Rough Sierra National Forest FS 61,316 25 5 miles north of Hume 559-332-2028
Route Complex Six Rivers National Forest FS 35,674 93 6 miles north of Hyampom 707-574-6539
South Complex Shasta-Trinity National Forest FS 29,275 65 5 miles north of Hyampom  
Walker Inyo National Forest FS 3,676 98 6 miles southwest of Lee Vining 760-647-6472
Cuesta San Luis Obispo Unit, Cal Fire ST 2,446 100 5 miles northeast of San Luis Obisbo 805-543-2444
Idaho Fires: 17 Acres: 251,032 New: 3 Contained: 0
* Avery Complex Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 3,575 0 27 miles west of Salmon  
* Boulder Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 5,191 0 30 miles east of Lolo  
Clark Fork Complex Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 14,849 35 6 miles north of Clark Fork 406-210-9225
Clearwater-Municipal Complex Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest ST 81,045 75 5 miles west of Kamiah  
Cougar Boise National Forest FS 1,237 90 12 miles northeast of Cascade 208-382-49176
Elevenmile Salmon-Challis National Forest FS 7,500 0 15 miles west of Challis  
Elk City Complex Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 10,643 0    
Grizzly Complex Idaho Panhanle National Forest FS 15,703 0 14 miles north of Kellogg 208-765-7383
Jay Pt Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 3,753 0 5 miles south of Powell Junction  
Last Inch Clearwater Potlatch Timber Protective Assoc. ST 702 45 12 miles east of Clarkia  
Motorway Complex Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 17,971 2 10 miles east of Kooskia 208-926-4170
Rapid South Idaho Timber Protective Association ST 5,869 40 12 miles southwest of McCall 208-382-3990
Red River Complex Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 13,951 0 11 miles south of Elk City  
Selway Complex Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 31,608 0 41 miles west of Darby, MT  
Snow Peak Complex Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 1,475 0 20 miles southeast of Avery  
Teepee Springs Payette National Forest FS 40,665 25 20 miles south of Riggins 877-683-5560
* Upper Priest Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 108 0 50 miles north of Sandpoint  
Louisiana Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Dr Jenkins Louisiana Office of Forestry ST 124 100    
Montana Fires: 16 Acres: 101,715 New: 1 Contained: 0
Bear Creek Flathead National Forest FS 40,465 0 26 miles southeast of Bigfork  
Bear Lake Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest FS 4,533 5 12 miles southeast of Wisdom  
Benchmark Lewis & Clark National Forest FS 48 10 24 miles west of Augusta  
Family Peak Complex Lewis & Clark National Forest FS 1,863 0 25 miles west of Missoula  
Goat Rock Complex Kootenai National Forest FS 4,492 0 8 miles southwest of Libby  
* Little Joe Lolo National Forest FS 120 0 5 miles south of St. Regis  
Melton 1 Flathead Agency BIA 3,073 80 8 miles north of Dixon  
Morrell Complex Lolo National Forest FS 795 50 7 miles north of Seeley Lake 608-219-9075
Northeast Kootenai Complex Kootenai National Forest FS 5,710 12 4 miles northwest of Trego 406-882-8308
Scotchmans Gulch Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest FS 210 90 15 miles northwest of Philipsburg 406-859-6017
Squeezer Northwestern Land Office, DNR ST 114 0 20 miles west of Polson  
Sucker Creek Helena National Forest FS 3,060 55 6 miles northeast of Lincoln 760-455-3024
Thompson Divide Complex Glacier National Park NPS 20,155 14 20 miles east of East Glacier Park 406-387-4854
Tepee Mountain Kootenai National Forest FS 829 0 13 miles north of Troy  
Trail Creek Flathead National Forest FS 13,347 0 19 miles east of Swan Lake  
West Fork Fish Creek Lolo National Forest FS 2,900 0 40 miles west of Missoula  
Oregon Fires: 10 Acres: 413,305 New: 0 Contained: 0
Canyon Creek Complex Malheur National Forest FS 87,145 44 7 miles north of Seneca 541-820-3643
Collier Butte Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FS 11,100 55 18 miles east of Gold Beach 541-247-4447
Cornet-Windy Ridge Vale District BLM 102,089 85 16 miles south of Baker City 541-446-3521
County Line 2 Warm Springs Agency BIA 66,433 80 6 miles northwest of Warm Springs 541-553-8190
Eagle Wallowa-Whitman National Forest FS 12,298 25 20 miles northwest of Richland 541-406-0201
Eldorado Vale District BLM 20,635 90 5 miles southeast of Unity 541-523-2905
Grizzly Bear Complex Umatilla National Forest FS 72,421 10 20 miles southeast of Dayton 541-437-0138
National Creek Complex Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest FS 14,502 50 Crater Lake National Park and Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest 541-365-0940
Stouts Creek South Unit, Department of Forestry ST 26,452 86 16 miles east of Canyonville 541-825-3724
Willamina Creek Salem District BLM 230 97 10 miles north of Willamina  
Texas Fires: 4 Acres: 8,800 New: 3 Contained: 1
* Prickley Pear Texas A&M Forest Service ST 5,000 0 22 miles southwest of Ozona  
* Eaton Cem Texas A&M Forest Service ST 2,500 30 12 miles east of Mason  
* Willabee Texas A&M Forest Service ST 300 0 8 miles southwest of Eldorado  
Buckholt Texas A&M Forest Service ST 1,000 25 25 miles southwest of Ozona  
Rocking Chair Texas A&M Forest Service ST 374 100 29 miles southeast of San Angelo  
Utah Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 0 Contained: 1
Santaquin Uinta/Wasatch-Cache National Forest FS 340 100 3 miles southeast of Santaquin  
Washington Fires: 12 Acres: 872,799 New: 0 Contained: 0
Alder Lake Gifford Pinchot National Forest FS 253 10 7 miles south of Eatonville  
Carpenter Road Northeast Region, DNR ST 55,886 20 5 miles south of Fruitland 509-722-6040
Chelan Complex Southeast Region, DNR BLM 91,502 50 1 mile south of Chelan 855-581-3862
Colville Complex Northeast Region, DNR ST 11,305 45 10 miles northeast of Kettle Falls  
Cougar Creek Yakama Agency BIA 52,700 25 6 miles northwest of Glenwood 509-364-3369
First Creek Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest FS 6,800 33 8 miles northwest of Chelan  
Kaniksu Complex Colville National Forest FS 19,863 10 10 miles northeast of Usk  
Kettle Complex Colville National Forest FS 66,084 17 15 miles northeast of Republic 509-724-0040
North Star Colville Agency BIA 192,900 22 24 miles east of Omak 509-634-2194
Okanogan Complex Northeast Region, DNR ST 302,225 12 11 miles northwest of Omak 509-723-0916
Upper Skagit Complex North Cascades National Park NPS 8,505 61 13 miles north of Marblemount 360-854-7361
Wolverine Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest FS 64,776 29 3 miles northwest of Lucerne 855-581-3862