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National Preparedness Level 2

as of July 15, 2015 at 12 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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July 29, 2015

Nationally, four new large fires were reported, two in Alaska and one each in Montana and Oregon. The Oak Canyon and Rye Fires were contained in Oregon. Although favorable weather conditions have helped firefighters with their containment efforts, temperatures are again predicted to rise, which will increase fire behavior.

We continue to provide support for firefighting efforts in Canada. Five wildland fire suppression crews and an Interagency Resources Representative are assigned to support large fires in Alberta, Canada. Additionally, several states are supporting Canada through interstate forest fire compacts.

Weather: A significant warming and drying trend will begin today over the western U.S. as an upper level ridge of high pressure stretches from the southern Plains westward into the Great Basin. This will bring the onset of record warmth to portions of California and Oregon. Also, high-based monsoonal moisture will begin to stream northward on the periphery of this feature for a chance of thunderstorms in southern California and the southern Great Basin. These storms will not have wetting rain, but could be accompanied by gusty outflow winds. Storms in the southwest U.S. will be much wetter and extend from Arizona through New Mexico and into southern Colorado. Over the eastern U.S. the Gulf Coast including Florida will see a continuation of showers and thunderstorms along a stationary front.

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Daily statistics 7/29/15
Number of new large fires 4 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.
21

Alaska (6)
Arizona (1)
California (5)
Montana (5)
Oregon (1)
Washington (2)
Wyoming (1)

Acres from active fires 743,952
Fires contained 2
Year-to-date large fires contained 224
Year-to-date statistics
2015 (1/1/15 - 7/29/15) Fires: 35,611 Acres: 5,617,304
2014 (1/1/14 - 7/29/14) Fires: 32,164 Acres: 1,618,732
2013 (1/1/13 - 7/29/13) Fires: 27,323 Acres: 2,257,949
2012 (1/1/12 - 7/29/12) Fires: 36,683 Acres: 4,046,445
2011 (1/1/11 - 7/29/11) Fires: 43,651 Acres: 6,032,386
2010 (1/1/10 - 7/29/10) Fires: 36,469 Acres: 1,960,612
2009 (1/1/09 - 7/29/09) Fires: 55,238 Acres: 3,290,366
2008 (1/1/08 - 7/29/08) Fires: 54,244 Acres: 3,563,009
2007 (1/1/07 - 7/29/07) Fires: 56,754 Acres: 4,623,448
2006 (1/1/06 - 7/29/06) Fires: 69,966 Acres: 5,302,848
2005 (1/1/05 - 7/29/05) Fires: 37,429 Aces: 4,338,531
Annual average prior 10 years
2005-2014 Fires: 45,197

Acres: 3,763,080

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Alaska Fires: 6 Acres: 712,356 New: 2 Contained: 0
Aggie Creek Fairbanks Area Forestry ST 31,705 55 30 miles northwest of Fairbanks 907-356-5511
Aniak Complex Southwest Area Forestry ST 155,072 85 1 mile east of Aniak  
Long Lake Tok Area Forestry BIA 34,021 60 2 miles east of Northway  
Tanana Area Fires Tanana Zone BLM 491,131 92 7 miles northeast of Tanana 907-987-9635
* Suter Creek Upper Yukon Zone BLM 218 0 30 miles southeast of Eagle  
* Halfway Upper Yukon Zone BLM 209 0 31 miles southeast of Fort Yukon  
Arizona Fires: 1 Acres: 2,300 New: 0 Contained: 0
Springs Kaibab National Forest FS 2,300 0 10 miles south of Williams  
California Fires: 5 Acres: 11,358 New: 0 Contained: 0
Cutca Cleveland National Forest FS 167 75 4 miles south of Aguana 714-794-8670
Lowell Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Cal Fire ST 2,303 40 2 miles west of Gold Run 530-823-4083
Queen Humboldt-Del Norte Unit, Cal Fire ST 158 42 12 miles northwest of Weitchpec  
Willow Sierra National Forest ST 1,739 30 2 miles west of Wishon 559-877-7449
Wragg Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit, Cal Fire ST 6,991 80 4 miles west of Winters 707-999-3016
Montana Fires: 5 Acres: 9,115 New: 1 Contained: 0
5 Mile Yellowstone County CNTY 627 70 5 miles northwest of Custer  
* Coal Creek Miles City Field Office BLM 640 0 22 miles west of Ismay  
Muddy Creek 2 Northern Cheyenne Agency BIA 2,978 35 5 miles southwest of Lame Deer  
Pine Ridge Crow Agency BIA 1,700 90 4 miles northeast of Crow Agency 406-638-2247
Reynolds Glacier National Park NPS 3,170 56 12 miles southwest of Babb 406-732-7791
Oregon Fires: 1 Acres: 140 New: 1 Contained: 2
* Cable Crossing Central Unit, Northeast Oregon District ST 140 4 6 miles east of Glide  
Oak Canyon Prineville District BLM 930 100    
Rye Wallowa Unit, Department of Forestry ST 763 100    
Washington Fires: 2 Acres: 6,196 New: 0 Contained: 0
Blue Creek Washington State Fire Marshal's Office, Dept of Natural Resources ST 6,004 73 10 miles east of Walla Walla 509-724-0040
North Boulder 2 Pacific Cascade Region, Dept of Natural Resources ST 192 25 27 miles northwest of Colville 509-738-7018
Wyoming Fires: 1 Acres: 2,487 New: 0 Contained: 0
Bitter Creek High Desert District BLM 2,487 0 20 miles southeast of Green River