Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
3 Total
New Large Fires
96 Incidents
Number of Wildfires
1,883,541 Acres
Acres Burned

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#NationalFireNews Large fire activity continues in 13 states. Extreme fire behavior was reported on the new Whipple Camp Fire in South Dakota. Several fires in California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Montana burned very ... actively. The McFarland and Taylor fires both grew by thousands of acres yesterday. Currently, 97 large fires that have burned 1,868,204 acres in 12 states. More than 22,000 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents across the country. #FireYear2021 Photo: McFarland Fire, U.S. Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest
#NationalFireNews Large fires were very active in northern California yesterday as well as overnight. Hot, dry, and unstable conditions with very dry fuels drove large fire activity with temperatures in the 90s to low 100s and RH ... of 10-20%. Scattered mixed wet/dry thunderstorms developed in central/eastern portions of Oregon with outflow winds of gusting upwards 45-55 mph. Wet thunderstorms were observed over much of central/eastern Idaho, western into central Montana, western Wyoming, Utah, and the Colorado Rockies into the Southwest. Multiple flood reports and wind gusts of 40-56 mph were observed in these areas. Isolated to scattered showers continued overnight from central Montana through western Wyoming into eastern Utah and the Colorado Rockies with isolated lightning in eastern Oregon into southwest Idaho. Today, lingering moisture and instability aloft with daytime heating will result in isolated to scattered mixed wet/dry thunderstorms along and east of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon and spread into western Idaho, with strong outflow winds likely. More widespread thunderstorm activity will be over the Rockies and High Plains, extending from central/eastern Montana southward through Colorado into eastern Arizona and New Mexico. Heavy rain is likely again in the Colorado and southern Rockies, especially from the Front Range through the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Drier air is expected in California extending into the inland Pacific Northwest, the western Great Basin, northern Idaho, western Montana, and continue over portions of the northern High Plains. Photo: Tiltill Fire, Yosemite National Park - NPS/M RUGGIERO
#NationalFireNews: The top 5 states for acres burned in wildfires are: 1. Arizona - 525,203 acres; 1,362 total fires (994 human-caused) 2. California - 496,242 acres; 6,250 total fires (5,800 human-caused) 3. Oregon - 483,627 ... acres; 1,181 total fires (884 human-caused) 4. Idaho - 249,353 acres; 863 total fires (460 human-caused) 5. Montana - 219,486 acres; 1,650 total fires (1,188 human-caused) #FireYear2021
MAFFS-equipped C-130s have dropped more than ONE MILLION gallons of fire retardant since June 26, aiding firefighters on the ground this fire season. Five U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) C-130s are currently employed to fight ... wildfires. National Interagency Fire Center | First Air Force | 302nd Airlift Wing | 152nd Airlift Wing
Last week, a Strike Team of California U.S. Department of the Interior Type 3 engines completed a 14-day assignment on the #BeckwourthComplexFire. The team included two USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System engines, one National ... Park Service engine, and two Bureau of Land Management Fire engines. A Strike Team is formed when the same type of resource (like several engines) are combined for tactical assignment on a fire. This type of resource arrives as a team and works as a team, thus providing fire managers a boost in operational resources and capacity. #FireYear2021 Photos by @USFWS
With multiple blazes actively burning in the West, the national fire preparedness level remains at a 5, the highest possible. (via National Interagency Fire Center) We're LIVE with the latest videos, containment info, and acres ... burned.
#NationalFireNews The Harris Mountain, Taylor, Eagle Butte, American Fork, Dry Cabin, Boulder 2700, and Hay Creek fires in Montana displayed extreme fire behavior yesterday. Several large fires in California were also very active ... including the River Complex, McCash, Monument, McFarland, Antelope, and Dixie fires. Currently, 90 large fires have burned 1,818,438 acres in 12 states. More than 22,000 #FirefightingResources are assigned to incidents across the country. Today, the upper high over southern California is likely to strengthen with short-wave ridging extending into the inland Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. There is also troughing off the West Coast, a short-wave trough exiting the Northern Rockies, and another wave rotating around the high in the eastern Great Basin. Drying will continue over California with increased drying across western portions of the Intermountain West. However, enough moisture will remain for isolated to scattered mixed wet/dry thunderstorms, some of which could produce severe outflow winds, in central and eastern Oregon. Wetter more widespread thunderstorms are expected across the Rockies into the eastern/northern Great Basin and Southwest, including heavy rain and flooding. #FireYear2021 Image description: Plume from the Trestle Creek Complex, Idaho Panhandle National Forest.

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The nation’s federal wildland fire community is a large and complex organization across the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. These agencies manage wildland fire on nearly 700 million acres of federal public land, or one-fifth of the total land area in the United States. 

NIFC is home to the national fire management programs of each federal fire agency, along with partners including the National Association of State Foresters, the U.S. Fire Administration, and the National Weather Service. A Department of Defense liaison was added as a permanent partner at NIFC in 2008. Working together, these partners provide leadership, policy oversight and coordination to manage the nation’s wildland fire programs.

In recent years, the role of the agencies at NIFC has grown to include all types of fire management, including hazardous fuels treatments, integrated fire and land-use planning, and more. Fire management under this larger umbrella is designed to achieve not only suppression goals, but to accomplish a broad spectrum of natural resource objectives, and do so in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

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