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as of October 2, 2015 at 5:30 a.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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February 2, 2016

Fire activity has picked up this week with 19 new large fires reported. Firefighters contained 16 large fires in Colorado, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

Weather: A broad, persistent pattern with a ridge in the West and a trough in the East will setup across the United States during the next week. A series of waves will pass through the ridge over the weekend, bringing snow and rain to the northwestern quarter of the country followed by dry and warmer conditions for most of the work week. East of the Rockies, temperatures will drop as the deepening trough ushers in colder air. Rain and snow is possible for most of the week across the Midwest, the Great Lakes and the Eastern Seaboard.

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Daily statistics 2/5/16
Number of new large fires 19 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.
3

Oklahoma (3)
Texas (1)

Acres from active fires 4,007
Fires contained 16
Year-to-date statistics
2016 (1/1/16 - 2/5/16) Fires: 877 Acres: 22,459
2015 (1/1/15 - 2/5/15) Fires: 2,073 Acres: 26,847
2014 (1/1/14 - 2/5/14) Fires: 2,844 Acres: 42,558
2013 (1/1/13 - 2/5/13) Fires: 1,283 Acres: 10,961
2012 (1/1/12 - 2/5/12) Fires: 2,578 Acres: 62,533
2011 (1/1/11 - 2/5/11) Fires: 2,409 Acres: 52,391
2010 (1/1/10 - 2/5/10) Fires: 1,259 Acres: 21,461
2009 (1/1/09 - 2/5/09) Fires: 2,988 Acres: 76,143
2008 (1/1/08 - 2/5/08) Fires: 2,258 Acres: 130,146
2007 (1/1/07 - 2/5/07) Fires: 888 Acres: 9,184
2006 (1/1/06 - 2/5/06) Fires: 4,163 Acres: 342,148
Annual average prior 10 years
2006-2015 Fires: 2,215

Acres: 76,254

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Arkansas Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Love-Hensley Bluff Buffalo National River NPS 469 100    
Colorado Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Impact Area Fort Carson Army Base DOD 9,636 100    
Louisiana Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Boggy Office of Forestry ST 224 100    
Oklahoma Fires: 3 Acres: 2,470 New: 13 Contained: 11
* West Cavanal East Central Area, Dept of Forestry ST 1,500 75 21 miles southwest of Fort Smith  
* McDowell Osage Agency BIA 533 85 7 miles east of Wetumka  
* Oak Grove Department of Forestry ST 437 90 2 miles southwest of Drumright  
* Turkey Hill East Central Area, Dept of Forestry ST 1,183 100    
* North Gaines East Central Area, Dept of Forestry ST 500 100    
* Wild Bill East Central Area, Dept of Forestry ST 400 100    
Lookout Osage Agency BIA 303 100    
* Marty's Logs East Central Area, Dept of Forestry ST 300 100    
* Norris East Central Area, Dept of Forestry ST 240 100    
* Eyebrow East Central Area, Dept of Forestry ST 200 100    
* Iron Stob East Central Area, Dept of Forestry ST 125 100    
* Jenkins Creek Northeast Area, Dept of Forestry ST 110 100    
* Stuck Truck Anadarko Agency BIA 106 100    
* Ripline East Central Area, Dept of Forestry ST 102 100    
Texas Fires: 1 Acres: 1,537 New: 3 Contained: 2
* Powerline Big Bend National Park NPS 1,537 55 25 miles east of Terlingua  
* River Texas Forest Service ST 1,750 100    
* High Line Texas Forest Service ST 642 100