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as of October 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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January 21, 2022

Twelve new large fires were reported in five states this week, including Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Wildland firefighters continue to work toward containment goals on five large fires. To date, 929 wildfires have burned 20,686 acres. This is slightly ahead of the 10-year average for both wildfires and acres burned.

Statistics for the 2021 Fire Year will be posted on the National Interagency Coordination Center website by February 1.

The Predictive Services staff at the National Interagency Fire Center released the National Wildland Significant Fire Potential Outlook for January through April. This outlook highlights areas of the country with the potential for an above normal number of wildfires.

 

Weather

Gusty south winds with locally elevated conditions are possible over portions of eastern New Mexico and west Texas today with low relative humidity also forecast over much of central Texas and Oklahoma. A moderate to strong Santa Ana wind event will begin today across southern California and continue into Saturday with above normal temperatures, low relative humidity, and northeast wind gusts up to 70 mph. After lighter offshore winds into Monday, another Santa Ana event is possible for the middle of next week. Another period of elevated to locally critical conditions is possible across west Texas next Monday into Tuesday as well. Low pressure will move through the Southeast today with rain for much of Georgia and Florida while rain changes to freezing rain and snow over the Carolinas. Light valley rain and mountain snow is also forecast for much of the Rockies into the Southwest today into Saturday. Periods of light snow are expected this weekend into mid- next week for the northern Plains, Great Lakes, and Northeast. Low pressure is likely to develop over the Gulf of Mexico and bring locally heavy rain to the Gulf Coast with rain spreading over much of the Southeast and Mid- Atlantic by mid-next week. Much of the West is forecast to be dry with temperatures near to above normal. Temperatures are forecast to be below normal for much of the CONUS east of the Rockies with much below normal temperatures for the Great Lakes and Northeast. 

Daily statistics
Number of new large fires or emergency response

* New fires are identified with an asterisk
12 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
5
Acres from active fires 2,382
Fires contained 9
Year-to-date statistics
2022 (1/1/22-1/21/22) Fires: 929 Acres: 20,686
2020 (1/1/20-1/21/20) Fires: 693 Acres: 13,641
2019 (1/1/19-1/21/19) Fires: 369 Acres: 2,833
2018 (1/1/18-1/21/18) Fires: 1,522 Acres: 13,713
2017 (1/1/17-1/21/17) Fires: 908 Acres: 14,451
2016 (1/1/16-1/21/16) Fires: 311 Acres: 1,561
2015 (1/1/15-1/21/15) Fires: 641 Acres: 7,570
2014 (1/1/14-1/21/14) Fires: 242 Acres: 2,479
2013 (1/1/13-1/21/13) Fires: 315 Acres: 3,693
2012 (1/1/12-1/21/12) Fires: 1,634 Acres: 59,961
10-year average Year-to-Date
2012-2021 Fires: 739 Acres: 13,563
Current Wildfires
Fires: 1
Acres: 150
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Cedar Slash

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Ouachita National Forest

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USFS 150 35 Two miles northeast of Uniontown, AR
Fires: 1
Acres: 226
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Blujay

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Eglin Air Force Base

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DoD 226 99 Eighteen miles southeast of Milton, FL
Fires: 1
Acres: 855
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Longleaf

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Kisatchie National Forest

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USFS 855 90 Seven miles north of Pitkin, LA
Fires: 1
Acres: 339
New: 3
Contained: 2
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Kingston

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Chickasaw Agency

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BIA 339 40 Eight miles southwest of Kingston, OK
* Campground

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Oklahoma Division of Forestry

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ST 152 100
* Runaway

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Anadarko Agency

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BIA 580 100 Six miles southwest of Jay, OK
Fires: 1
Acres: 812
New: 8
Contained: 7
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Rolling Pines

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Texas A & M Forest Service

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ST 812 70 Bastrop State Park, about 4 miles east of Bastrop, Texas 512-375-0354
* Carbon Camp

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Texas A & M Forest Service

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ST 177 100
* Green Road

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Texas A & M Forest Service

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ST 392 100
* Mariah Ridge

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Texas A & M Forest Service

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ST 586 100
* Martin

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Texas A & M Forest Service

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ST 787 100 Aproximately 18 miles east of town of Olney, TX 940-283-4361
* Mill Creek

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Texas A & M Forest Service

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ST 1,696 100 Shackelford County 9362177013
* Plum Bluff

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Texas A & M Forest Service

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ST 776 100 Fisher County 9362177013
* Texas Point West

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Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge

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FWS 2,028 100