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National Preparedness Level 1

(On a scale from 1 to 5)

Current hours for the National Fire Information Center are
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208-387-5050

This report will be updated on Friday.

April 18, 2014

Twenty-four new large fires were reported and 23 large fires were contained. One Incident Management Team Type 1 is assigned to the Brown Fire in Arizona.

Weather: A series of cold and snowy weather systems are expected for the Upper Midwest this weekend while the Gulf Coast will see copious rainfall. By Tuesday a strong, moist Pacific storm system will move inland with widespread moisture and mountain snow across the Intermountain West and Central Plains. Expect dry and windy conditions to develop over the Southwest Tuesday and Wednesday.

Daily statistics 4/18/14
Number of new large fires 24 States currently reporting large fires:


Arizona (2)
North Carolina (1)
Oklahoma (2)


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 = 5.

5
Acres from active fires 4,819
Fires contained the week of 4/18/14 23
Year-to-date statistics
2014 (1/1/14 - 4/18/14) Fires: 16,470 Acres: 266,291
2013 (1/1/13 - 4/18/13) Fires: 10,536 Acres: 131,852
2012 (1/1/12 - 4/18/12) Fires: 15,093 Acres: 322,298
2011 (1/1/11 - 4/18/11) Fires: 20,844 Acres: 968,486
2010 (1/1/10 - 4/18/10) Fires: 17,321 Acres: 264,028
2009 (1/1/09 - 4/18/09) Fires: 27,117 Acres: 840,515
2008 (1/1/08 - 4/18/08) Fires: 15,104 Acres: 1,182,045
2007 (1/1/07 - 4/18/07) Fires: 20,178 Acres: 345,863
2006 (1/1/06 - 4/18/06) Fires: 31,074 Acres: 2,173,277
2005 (1/1/05 - 4/18/05) Fires: 13,046 Acres: 214,334
10-year average
2004-2013 Fires: 18,857

Acres: 667,951

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Arizona Fires: 2 Acres: 415 New: 2 Contained: 0
* Brown Coronado National Forest FS 240 25 5 miles southwest of Sierra Vista  
* Fisher Coconino National Forest FS 175 90 6 miles southeast of Flagstaff  
North Carolina Fires: 1 Acres: 154 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Ridge Top National Forests in North Carolina FS 154 80 12 miles northwest of Murphy  
Oklahoma Fires: 2 Acres: 16,910 New: 3 Contained: 3
* Reserve Osage Agency BIA 14,910 95 5 miles northwest of Hominy  
* Wyonona Cut Osage Agency BIA 2,000 95 5 miles east of Wynona