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National Preparedness Level 3

as of August 18, 2014 at 12 p.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 Monday through Friday.

August 22, 2014

New large fires were reported in Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming yesterday. Firefighters continue to make excellent progress toward containment goals on the large fires in West.

One MAFFS C-130 air tanker and support personnel from the 153rd Airlift Wing (Wyoming Air National Guard) have been deployed to Boise, ID to support wildland fire suppression operations in the western U.S.

Weather: A strong upper level trough of low pressure over the Columbia Basin will be preceded by a cold front in the northern Rockies with showers and thunderstorms, as well as temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below normal. On the west side of this trough, it will be dry and breezy over Oregon and the western Great Basin. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a closed low pressure system in Arizona will produce wet thunderstorms for the central Rockies and Four Corners region. A stationary front from the central Plains to the Ohio Valley will be a focus for thunderstorms in the eastern U.S., while the southern Plains will remain hot and dry under a ridge of high pressure aloft.

Daily statistics 8/22/14
Number of new large fires 3 States currently reporting large fires:

California (8)
Idaho (1)
Louisiana (3)
Montana (3)
Oklahoma (1)
Oregon (4)
Washington (10)
Wyoming (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 = 26 (includes fires within complexes)

31
Acres from active fires 562,753
Fires contained since 8/21/14 0
Year-to-date statistics
2014 (1/1/14 - 8/22/14) Fires: 37,721 Acres: 2,678,060
2013 (1/1/13 - 8/22/13) Fires: 32,500 Acres: 3,484,351
2012 (1/1/12 - 8/22/12) Fires: 42,927 Acres: 6,037,373,
2011 (1/1/11 - 8/22/11) Fires: 49,517 Acres: 6,560,706
2010 (1/1/10 - 8/22/10) Fires: 42,159 Acres: 2,122,047
2009 (1/1/09 - 8/22/09) Fires: 63,664 Acres: 5,124,799
2008 (1/1/08 - 8/22/08) Fires: 62,847 Acres: 4,411,391
2007 (1/1/07 - 8/22/07) Fires: 63,267 Acres: 6,509,401
2006 (1/1/06 - 8/22/06) Fires: 77,530 Acres: 6,864,076
2005 (1/1/05 - 8/22/05) Fires: 43,435 Acres: 6,715,800
2004 (1/1/04 - 8/22/04) Fires: 53,841 Acres: 6,394,626
Annual average prior 10 years
2004-2013 Fires: 53,169

Acres: 5,722,457

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
California Fires: 8 Acres: 130,961 New: 0 Contained: 0
Eiler Lassen National Forest FS 32,416 97 6 miles northwest of Old Station 530-225-2510
Happy Camp Complex Klamath National Forest FS 12,738 15 1 mile east of Happy Camp 530-493-1510
July Complex Klamath National Forest ST 32,693 29 7 miles east of Sawyers Bar 530-628-3473
Junction Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire ST 612 90 1 miles northwest of Oakhurst  
KNF Beaver Klamath National Forest FS 32,307 95 9 miles northeast of Horse Creek 530-331-0737
Lodge Complex Mendocino National Forest FS 12,535 95 12 miles northwest of Laytonville  
Log Klamath National Forest FS 3,629 95 8 miles west of Greenview  
Way Central California District BLM 4,031 72 3 miles northwest of Wofford Heights 760-376-3781 ext. 0
Idaho Fires: 1 Acres: 8,359 New: 0 Contained: 0
Johnson Bar Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 8,359 32 4 miles southeast of Kooskia 208-926-4164
Louisiana Fires: 3 Acres: 2,284 New: 0 Contained: 0
Mallard Sabine National Wildlife Refuge FWS 1,070 95 15 miles southwest of Hackberry 337-598-2216
Mottled Duck Sabine National Wildlife Refuge FWS 760 95 24 miles southwest of Hackberry 337-598-2216
Wigeon Sabine National Wildlife Refuge FWS 454 0 8 miles southwest of Hackberry 337-598-2216
Montana Fires: 3 Acres: 3,739 New: 0 Contained: 0
Blakslee Lewistown Field Office BLM 1,033 75 7 miles north of Grass Range  
Seepay Flathead Agency BIA 1,060 N/A 15 miles northeast of Superior 406-741-5902
Thompson River Complex Lolo National Forest FS 1,646 70 6 miles northwest of Thompson Falls 406-826-9052
Oklahoma Fires: 1 Acres:357 New: 0 Contained: 0
Otipoby Anadarko Agency BIA 357 95 6 miles southwest of Elgin  
Oregon Fires: 4 Acres: 102,807 New: 0 Contained: 0
Bald Sisters Malheur National Forest FS 1,138 0 25 miles east of Prairie 866-347-0636
Somers Wallow-Whitman National Forest FS 35,933 65 15 miles east of Imnaha 541-432-0119
South Fork Complex Prineville District BLM 65,436 90 20 miles south of John Day 866-347-0636
* Deception Complex Winema National Forest FS 300 N/A 2 miles west of Oakridge 541-782-5359
Washington Fires: 10 Acres: 313,384 New: 0 Contained: 0
Carlton Complex Northeast Region, Dept of Natural Resources ST 256,108 N/A 7 miles south of Twisp 509-996-9971
Chiwaukum Complex Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 14,201 N/A 9 miles northwest of Leavenworth 509-548-0139
Duncan Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 12,695 N/A 30 miles northwest of Entiat 509-548-0139
Hansel Creek Southeast Region, Dept of Natural Resources ST 1,073 N/A 8 miles south of Leavenworth 509-548-0139
Haven Lake South Puget Sound Region, Dept of Natural Resources ST 168 96 8 miles west of Skokomish 360-427-9670 x734
Little Bridge Creek Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 4,958 N/A 10 nukes west of Winthrop 509-997-0880
* Sandy Ridge Washington State Fire Marshall's Office PRI 2,500 0 8 miles east of Bickleton  
South Cle Elum Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 894 97 7 miles southwest of Cle Elum 206-639-7632
Snag Canyon Southeast Region, Dept of Natural Resources PRI 12,667 92 12 miles north of Ellensburg 509-731-3641
Upper Falls Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 8,120 N/A 17 miles north of Winthrop 509-997-0880
Wyoming Fires: 1 Acres: 862 New: 0 Contained: 0
* Mud Creek Wind Rive-Bighorn Basin District BLM 862 80 22 miles east of Thermopolis