National Fire News

National Preparedness Level 2

as of September 27 at 7:00 a.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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September 30, 2022

Twelve new large fires were reported yesterday, eight in Idaho and one each in Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington. More than 840,000 acres have burned in 88 large fires and complexes. Idaho and Montana have the most large fires where wildland fire managers are dealing with 59 large fires. Nearly 5,800 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents across the country.

Federal and state land management agencies are working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide support to recovery efforts in Florida and other southeastern states after Hurricane Ian made landfall yesterday.

Fire danger has returned to normal or above normal in the Northwest, parts of the Great Basin and California. Parts of Oklahoma and Texas could see an increase in initial attack activity. Visit the Predictive Services website for more information about current weather conditions and listen to the weekly fuels and fire danger podcast

Weather

Ian will make landfall on the South Carolina coast as a tropical storm or category one hurricane. Tropical storm to hurricane force winds are expected along the South Carolina coast and possible stretching into portions of Georgia and North Carolina, with storm surge stretching from Georgia to North Carolina, including heights potentially up to seven feet in South Carolina. There is uncertainty on how far inland Ian will maintain tropical storm strength, but near tropical storm force winds are likely near its center into upland South Carolina and possibly western/central North Carolina and eastern Georgia. Regardless, heavy rainfall is expected across the Carolinas, eastern Georgia, and southern Virginia. Lingering relative humidity of 20-35% and breezy north-northeast winds should remain over western portions of the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys through the Lower Mississippi Valley and southeast Texas into central Texas. South-southwest sustained winds of 10-20 mph gusting 20-35 mph amid minimum relative humidity of 10-20% are expected on portions of the southern and central High Plains, especially from the Texas Panhandle into southwest Kansas. Dry and breezy conditions are likely to spread farther east and north into Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska as well. Showers and thunderstorms are expected over portions of northern Idaho and western into central Montana, with isolated to scattered thunderstorms likely stretching through the Colorado Rockies into Utah and onto portions of the northern High Plains. Isolated thunderstorms are also likely in far southern Arizona. 

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.
88
Acres from active fires 840,751
Fires contained 9
Year-to-date statistics
2022 (1/1/22-9/30/22) Fires: 53,605 Acres: 6,885,264
2021 (1/1/21-9/30/21) Fires: 46,190 Acres: 5,911,020
2020 (1/1/20-9/30/20) Fires: 44,253 Acres: 7,672,398
2019 (1/1/19-9/30/19) Fires: 40,056 Acres: 4,367,481
2018 (1/1/18-9/30/18) Fires: 49,299 Acres: 7,781,236
2017 (1/1/17-9/30/17) Fires: 49,523 Acres: 8,464,884
2016 (1/1/16-9/30/16) Fires: 45,305 Acres: 4,887,549
2015 (1/1/15-9/30/15) Fires: 49,972 Acres: 9,083,787
2014 (1/1/14-9/30/14) Fires: 41,165 Acres: 3,095,240
2013 (1/1/13-9/30/13) Fires: 38,859 Acres: 4,093,643
2012 (1/1/12-9/30/12) Fires: 48,192 Acres: 8,800,744
10-year average Year-to-Date
2012-2021 Fires: 45,067 Acres: 6,386,766
Current Wildfires
Fires: 3
Acres: 146,691
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
2022 SRF Lightning Complex
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Six Rivers National Forest
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USFS 41,596 97 One mile northeast of Willow Creek, CA  
Fairview
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Riverside Unit
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ST 28,307 97 Southeast Hemet, Sage 951-940-6985
Mosquito
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Tahoe National Forest
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USFS 76,788 85 4 miles East of Foresthill, California. 530-264-8309
Fires: 37
Acres: 284,222
New: 8
Contained: 4
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Caledonia
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 1,535 0    
Castle
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 678 0 Fifty miles northeast of Lowell, ID  
Columbus
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 2,298 0 Fire is located in the east fork of eagle creek 6 miles NE of Murray 208-557-8813
* Cottonwood
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Payette National Forest
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USFS 700 0 Started on state land 20 miles northwest of Cambridge, ID  
Deep Creek
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 598 0 Twenty miles northeast of Pierce, ID  
* Dennett
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Boise District
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BLM 550 0 Twenty-three miles northwest of Weiser, ID  
Diamond Watch
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 1,177 55 Diamond Peak 5 miles west of Nordman Idaho. 6360000000
Dismal
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Payette National Forest
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USFS 9,501 66 Thirty-seven miles northeast of Yellow Pine, ID 208-634-0820
Fire Creek
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 399 0 Seventeen miles east of Lowell, ID  
* Flat
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Boise District
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BLM 1,000 0 Started on county land 12 miles north of Emmett, ID  
Four Corners
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Payette National Forest
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USFS 13,729 96 Payette and Boise National forests - west of the City of Cascade, Idaho 208-634-0820
Frenchman Butte
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 111 0 Thirty miles north of Kamiah, ID  
* Hog
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Boise District
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BLM 600 25 Thirty miles east of Weiser, ID  
Horse
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Salmon-Challis National Forest
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USFS 397 0 approximately 5½ miles northwest of Corn Creek on the North Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. 208-756-7853
Howard Creek
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 339 0 Thirty-seven miles northeast of Lowell, ID  
Huckleberry
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 482 0 Thirty-six miles northeast of Lowell, ID  
Isabella
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 467 0 Twenty-eight miles northeast of Elk River, ID  
Kootenai River Complex
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 22,482 85 7 miles NW of Bonners Ferry, ID 208-202-5021
Lower Twin
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 1,993 0 Thirty-one miles northeast of Elk River, ID  
Moose
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Salmon-Challis National Forest
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USFS 130,112 75 17 miles north of Salmon, ID 208-742-6690
Norton
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Salmon-Challis National Forest
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USFS 9,069 21 Approximately seven (7) miles northwest of Lower Loon in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District. 208-756-7853
Patrol Point
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Payette National Forest
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USFS 16,561 66 Forty-three miles northeast of Yellow Pine, ID 208-634-0820
Porphyry
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Payette National Forest
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USFS 2,930 50 West of Porphyry Creek, 9 miles east of Warren, ID. Just north of Hettinger Ranch. 208-634-0820
Post Office
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 2,145 0    
Ranger
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 124 0    
* Rock Creek
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Boise District
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BLM 450 0 Started on private land 14 miles northwest of Weiser, ID  
Ross Fork
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Sawtooth National Forest
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USFS 37,868 64 2 miles west of Smiley Creek, 1 mile south of Alturas Lake 208-329-6044
* Sheep
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Boise District
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BLM 300 0 Thirty-five miles northeast of Weiser, ID  
South Fork
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 1,604 0    
Tenmile
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Payette National Forest
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USFS 2,157 64 Nine miles west of Warren, ID 208-634-0820
Van Camp
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 3,539 0 Thirty miles north of Syringa, ID  
Wallow
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 481 0    
Warm Springs
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 5,232 1    
Wash
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 444 0 Twenty-nine miles northeast of Elk River, ID  
* Wilkins Gulch
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Craig Mountain Supervisory Area Office
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ST 490 90 Ten miles northwest of Grangeville, ID  
Wolf Fang
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Salmon-Challis National Forest
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USFS 2,082 0 35 miles northwest of Salmon, ID 208-756-7853
Woodtick
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Salmon-Challis National Forest
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USFS 9,598 50 Approximately 27 miles west of Challis, Idaho 208-756-7853
Blackburn
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 360 100 St. Joe roadless Area 208-557-8813
* Jakes
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Boise District
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BLM 1,000 100    
Neversweat
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 188 100    
Tento Creek
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 188 100    
Fires: 22
Acres: 55,753
New: 0
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Bear Creek
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 235 75 Eleven miles west of  
Big Creek
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 157 75 Eleven miles west of  
Blodgett Lake
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 2,307 51 Eleven miles west of Hamilton, MT  
Boulder Lake
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Lolo National Forest
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USFS 1,831 90 Missoula Ranger District 406-329-3814
Bull Gin Complex
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Kootenai National Forest
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USFS 4,266 36 2 Miles NE of Heron, Mt. 406-426-9644
Cannon
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 2,025 0 15 miles NE of Condon 406-758-5376
Cayuse
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 560 0 Thirty miles southwest of Darby, MT  
Cayuse Mountain
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 3,635 0 Thirty miles southwest of Darby, MT  
Dean Creek
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 520 0 30 miles east of Swan Lake 4067585376
Eagle Creek
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 176 0 30 miles south of Havre in the Bear Paw Mountains 406-890-8471
Fire Creek
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 342 0 Thirty-four miles southwest of Darby, MT  
George Lake
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 682 0 Fifteen miles northeast of Seeley Lake, MT 406-758-5376
Green Ridge
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 186 0 Thirty-one miles southwest of Darby, MT  
Hog Trough
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 1,701 76 18 miles southeast of Hamilton, south of the Skalkaho Highway. 406-200-8980
Indian Ridge
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 8,953 0 30 Miles SW of Darby - Selway Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho 406-821-3269
Margaret
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 1,554 0 13 miles E of Bigfork, MT 406-387-3800
Mill Lake
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 915 63 7 miles west of Pinesdale MT 406-426-9612
No Grass Creek
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Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
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USFS 1,145 0 Electric Peak Inventoried Roadless Area and Electric Peak Recommended Wilderness Area 406-594-6497
Solomon
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Lolo National Forest
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USFS 434 87 Welcome Creek Wilderness, Missoula Ranger District 406-329-3814
Trail Ridge
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Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
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USFS 17,539 78 22 miles NW of Wisdom MT 4069253353
Twist Creek
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 2,316 0 28 miles southeast of Elk City, ID 406-821-3269
Ursus
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 4,274 0 Twenty-six miles northeast of Ovando, MT 406-758-5376
Weasel
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Kootenai National Forest
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USFS 2,350 100 14 miles NE of Eureka, MT 406-296-2536
Fires: 6
Acres: 5,724
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Blue Hole
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Oklahoma Division of Forestry
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ST 1,153 80 Five miles northeast of Broken Bow, OK  
Cross Roads
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Okmulgee Field Office
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BIA 155 85 Five miles northeast of Calvin, OK  
Four Mile Creek
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Oklahoma Division of Forestry
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ST 586 75 Two miles northeast of Kendrick, OK  
Kerns Ranch
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Oklahoma Division of Forestry
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ST 3,350 50 Seven miles east of Cloudy, OK  
* Spare
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Oklahoma Division of Forestry
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ST 110 80 Four miles southwest of Jay, OK  
Turkey Creek
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Oklahoma Division of Forestry
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ST 370 90 Ten miles southeast of Stringtown, OK  
Crum Creek
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Oklahoma Division of Forestry
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ST 135 100 Nine miles southwest of Clayton, OK  
Fires: 6
Acres: 319,325
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Cedar Creek
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Willamette National Forest
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USFS 120,546 27 Fire origin 15 miles east of Oakridge, OR and 3 miles west of Waldo Lake 541-201-2335
Double Creek
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
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USFS 161,591 89 10 miles SE of Imnaha, Grizzly Ridge 541-216-4579
Goat Mountain Two
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
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USFS 584 0 Nine miles south of Lostine, OR  
Nebo
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
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USFS 12,607 90 21 Miles SE of Enterprise, OR. Near Mount Nebo. 541-216-4579
Sturgill
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
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USFS 21,569 72 15 Miles SW of Enterprise, OR. Intersection of Minam and North Minam Rivers 541-216-4579
* Vines Hill
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Vale District
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BLM 2,428 85 Six miles east of Harper, OR  
Rum Creek
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Medford District
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BLM 21,347 100 Galice, OR 541-471-6500
Fires: 1
Acres: 700
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Lazy
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Texas A & M Forest Service
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ST 700 10 Palo Pinto County, West of State Highway 16, 6 miles South of Possum Kingdom Lake (940)283-4361
Fires: 13
Acres: 28,336
New: 1
Contained: 2
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Alligator
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Colville National Forest
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USFS 800 0    
Boulder Lake
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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
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USFS 797 0    
Chilliwack Complex
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North Cascades National Park
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NPS 8,910 0 North Cascade National Park Complex, west of Ross Lake 360-391-7269
Goat Rocks
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Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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USFS 4,029 0 1.5 miles northeast of Packwood, Washington 360-370-4168
Irving Peak
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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USFS 3,926 7 Twenty-six miles northwest of Leavenworth, WA  
Kalama
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Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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USFS 435 5 Southeast of the Kalama Horse Camp on the south side of Mount St. Helens. 541-645-3282
Lake Toketie
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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
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USFS 612 0 Fourteen miles northeast of Darrington, WA  
* McAllister Creek
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North Cascades National Park
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NPS 550 0 Six miles southeast of Newhalem, WA  
Minnow Ridge
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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USFS 1,888 0 Twenty-five miles north of Leavenworth, WA  
Siouxon
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Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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USFS 179 0 Thirteen miles northwest of Stabler, WA  
Slate Creek
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Colville National Forest
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USFS 820 0 Seven miles northeast from Metaline Falls, WA  
Thor
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Colville National Forest
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USFS 1,464 0 5 Miles east of Sullivan Lake Road 509-720-7418
White River
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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USFS 3,926 10 Twenty-three miles northwest of Leavenworth, WA 509-202-4184
Boulder Mountain
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Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
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ST 2,310 100 Nine (9) miles northwest of Cusick, WA in the Tacoma Creek and Boulder Mountain area. 509-508-3389
NW Pasayten Complex
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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USFS 29,308 100 NW Pasayten Wilderness, east of Ross Lake 509-557-0973