National Fire News

National Preparedness Level 2

as of April 1, 2021 at 6 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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April 20, 2021

Currently, three large fires are burning in Arizona, Texas, and Oregon. One large fire was contained. To date, 15,404 wildfires have burned 434,355 acres. The number of acres burned is below the 10-year average of 693,095 acres.

Weather

A cold front will continue pushing south and east across the Plains and into the South while stalling out in the southern Great Basin. Lingering scattered precipitation is likely across the northern and central Plains with a surface low moving into the Ohio Valley with rain and snow behind the cold front and showers and thunderstorms ahead of it. Scattered rain and snow showers are also likely across parts of the Great Basin into northern California as well. Dry and windy conditions will overspread portions of the Southwest and southern California ahead of the cold front with drier conditions continuing in parts of the South. 

Daily statistics
Number of new large fires or emergency response

* New fires are identified with an asterisk
2 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
3
Acres from active fires 5,008
Fires contained 1
Year-to-date statistics
2021 (1/1/21-4/20/21) Fires: 15,404 Acres: 434,355
2020 (1/1/20-4/20/20) Fires: 10,309 Acres: 212,514
2019 (1/1/19-4/20/19) Fires: 8,573 Acres: 212,146
2018 (1/1/18-4/20/18) Fires: 15,503 Acres: 883,170
2017 (1/1/17-4/20/17) Fires: 17,458 Acres: 2,227,918
2016 (1/1/16-4/20/16) Fires: 13,713 Acres: 1,402,914
2015 (1/1/15-4/20/15) Fires: 13,455 Acres: 299,640
2014 (1/1/14-4/20/14) Fires: 16,676 Acres: 270,087
2013 (1/1/13-4/20/13) Fires: 10,615 Acres: 134,160
2012 (1/1/12-4/20/12) Fires: 15,389 Acres: 327,395
2011 (1/1/11-4/20/11) Fires: 21,415 Acres: 1,023,008
10-year average Year-to-Date
2011-2020 Fires: 14,140 Acres: 693,095
Current Wildfires
Fires: 1
Acres: 2,026
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
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Fort Apache Agency

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BIA 2,026 80 Eighteen miles southwest of Heber, AZ
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Porcupine Cut-Across Jct.

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Standing Rock Agency

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BIA 319 100
Fires: 1
Acres: 1,641
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Ponina

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Lake Unit

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ST 1,641 10 Seven miles northeast of Beatty, OR
Fires: 1
Acres: 1,341
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
South Rim 4

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Big Bend National Park

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NPS 1341 85 South Rim of Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park 432-477-1107