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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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This report will be updated on Fridays.

November 7, 2014

Large fire activity was very light last week. Four new fires were reported in Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi and New York. Firefighters have contained all but one of them.

Weather: A ridge of high pressure will dominate the weather pattern in the western U.S. for the next several days with warm and dry conditions. East of the Rockies, a deep trough of low pressure will carve out an Arctic surge of cold air with precipitation from the northern Rockies through the central Plains. A series of strong cold fronts will reinforce the trough with several episodes of strong winds, including a cold front that will stall out along the eastern Plains of the Rocky Mountains by the middle of next week.

Toward the end of next week precipitation is possible for the Pacific Northwest. The southern Plains and southeast U.S. may also see rain by week's end as an upper level disturbance merges with a tropical feed of moisture.

Daily statistics 10/10/14
Number of new large fires 4 States currently reporting large fires:

Mississippi (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 = 3 (includes fires within complexes)

1
Acres from active fires 546
Fires contained the week of 10/31/14 3
Year-to-date statistics
2014 (1/1/14 - 10/10/14) Fires: 45,468 Acres: 3,402,075
2013 (1/1/13 - 10/10/13) Fires: 42,477 Acres: 4,098,992
2012 (1/1/12 - 10/10/12) Fires: 53,047 Acres: 9,099,432
2011 (1/1/11 - 10/10/11) Fires: 64,328 Acres: 8,200,091
2010 (1/1/10 - 10/10/10) Fires: 62,478 Acres: 3,323,081
2009 (1/1/09 - 10/10/09) Fires: 75,242 Acres: 5,784,190
2008 (1/1/08 - 10/10/08) Fires: 73,704 Acres: 5,095,125
2007 (1/1/07 - 10/10/07) Fires: 77,918 Acres: 9,278,731
2006 (1/1/06 - 10/10/06) Fires: 89,335 Acres: 9,503,319
2005 (1/1/05 - 10/10/05) Fires: 58,131 Acres: 8,234,655
2004 (1/1/04 - 10/10/04) Fires: 63,500 Acres: 8,057,130
Annual average prior 10 years
2004-2013 Fires: 60,400

Acres: 6,663,108

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Florida Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Lathrop Bayou Alabama Forestry Commission ST 360 100    
Kentucky Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Bee Tree Kentucky Dept of Forestry PRI 150 100    
Mississippi Fires: 1 Acres: 546 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Highway 613 Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge FWS 546 95 10 miles north of Pascagoula  
New York Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Darling Mountain New York Forest Rangers PRI 162 100