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National Preparedness Level 2

as of August 25, 2014 at 12 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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This report will be updated Monday through Friday.

September 19, 2014

Large fire activity picked up yesterday with eight new large fires reported. The King fire in California continues to burn actively. New fires were reported in California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon.

Weather: Two separate weather features will bring unsettled weather to much of the western U.S. today. First, an upper level trough of low pressure over the Pacific Northwest will deliver light rain and higher humidity to that region, including the extreme northwest corner of California, the Great Basin, and into the northern Rockies. Meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Depression Odile will cause flooding with significant precipitation and embedded thunderstorms for the southwest U.S. and southern Plains. Sandwiched between these two weather systems it will be dry but a little cooler for the rest of California today, as onshore flow develops. East of the Rockies, it will be cool and dry in the upper Midwest, with a cold front bringing strong winds to the Upper Mississippi Valley.

Daily statistics 9/19/14
Number of new large fires 8 States currently reporting large fires:

California (8)
Idaho (4)
Montana (1)
Nevada (1)
Oregon (7)
Washington (1)

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 = 17 (includes fires within complexes)

22
Acres from active fires 257,684
Fires contained since 9/18/14 0
Year-to-date statistics
2014 (1/1/14 - 9/19/14) Fires: 39,927 Acres: 3,002,842
2013 (1/1/13 - 9/19/13) Fires: 38,208 Acres: 4,006,080
2012 (1/1/12 - 9/19/12) Fires: 46,929 Acres: 8,657,359
2011 (1/1/11 - 9/19/11) Fires: 58,424 Acres: 7,657,359
2010 (1/1/10 - 9/19/10) Fires: 47,507 Acres: 2,712,288
2009 (1/1/09 - 9/19/09) Fires: 69,995 Acres: 5,555,045
2008 (1/1/08 - 9/19/08) Fires: 67,780 Acres: 4,714,139
2007 (1/1/07 - 9/19/07) Fires: 70,546 Acres: 8,064,011
2006 (1/1/06 - 9/19/06) Fires: 82,405 Acres: 8,851,135
2005 (1/1/05 - 9/19/05) Fires: 49,459 Acres: 8,016,615
2004 (1/1/04 - 9/19/04) Fires: 59,379 Acres: 7,704,534
Annual average prior 10 years
2004-2013 Fires: 59,063

Acres: 6,588,812

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
California Fires: 8 Acres: 205,080 New: 1 Contained: 0
Boles Siskiyou Unit, Cal Fire ST 479 85 1 mile south of Weed  
Courtney Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire ST 320 90 3 miles east of Oakhurst  
Dog Bar Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Cal Fire ST 247 90 6 miles south of Grass Valley  
Happy Camp Complex Klamath National Forest FS 129,422 72 1 mile east of Happy Camp 530-468-1510
June Inyo National Forest FS 65 65 1 mile southwest of June Lake  
July Complex Klamath National Forest ST 37,412 98 7 miles east of Sawyers Bar 530-841-4541
King Amador-El Dorado Unit, Cal Fire ST 73,184 10 11 miles east of Placerville 530-647-5218
Silverado Cleveland National Forest FS 968 98 2 miles east of Silverado 619-756-4281
Idaho Fires: 4 Acres: 11,683 New: 3 Contained: 0
* Elk Ridge Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 501 N/A 25 miles southwest of Hamilton  
* Barren Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 285 N/A 38 miles west of Hamilton  
* Vermillion Peak Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 109 N/A 16 miles northeast of Elk City  
Johnson Bar Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 10,788 55 20 miles southeast of Kooskia  
Nevada Fires: 1 Acres: 600 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Murphy Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest FS 600 0 10 miles north of Carvers  
Oregon Fires: 7 Acres: 35,410 New: 3 Contained: 0
36 Pit Mt Hood National Forest FS 4,000 30 10 miles southeast of Estacada 503+668-1791
790 Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FS 3,023 90 30 miles northeast of Medford 206-947-9729
* Blitzen Crossing Burns District BLM 3,200 10 23 miles northeast of Fields  
* Bone Creek Basin Burns District BLM 14,700 20 10 miles north of Fields  
Deception Complex Willamette National Forest FS 5,960 80 2 miles west of Oakridge 541-782-5545
Freezeout Ridge Wallowa-Whitman National Forest FS 2,730 N/A 29 miles east of Joseph  
Onion Mountain Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FS 3,800 8 15 miles west of Grants Pass  
Washington Fires: 1 Acres: 126 New: 0 Contained: 0
Fork Peak Pacific Cascade Region ST 126 85 26 miles southwest of Centralia