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 9, 2021

New large fire activity was reported in Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania yesterday. Nationally 23 large fires have burned nearly 37,000 acres in 10 states. To date, 13,233 wildfires have burned 411,705. 

Spring is here and many people are getting outside to enjoy the change in the weather. As you enjoy your public lands, make sure to follow the Leave No Trace Principles and recreate responsibly. 

Weather

A cold front will continue sweeping southeast across the Plains and into the Southwest today with dry and windy conditions ahead of it. Widespread elevated to critical conditions will overspread much of New Mexico into west Texas and southern Colorado. Post-frontal dry and windy conditions are also likely across western North Dakota and portions of the Plains east of the Northern Rockies. A surface low will slowly move north in the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes today with precipitation spreading over much of this area. A stronger surface low will develop on the southern Plains with severe weather likely in the ArkLaTex through the Lower Mississippi Valley. 

Daily statistics
Number of new large fires or emergency response

* New fires are identified with an asterisk
8 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
16
Acres from active fires 32,158
Fires contained 10
Year-to-date statistics
2021 (1/1/21-4/09/21) Fires: 13,233 Acres: 411,705
2020 (1/1/20-4/09/20) Fires: 8,275 Acres: 191,665
2019 (1/1/19-4/09/19) Fires: 7,504 Acres: 182,367
2018 (1/1/18-4/09/18) Fires: 13,328 Acres: 539,607
2017 (1/1/17-4/09/17) Fires: 14,914 Acres: 2,184,499
2016 (1/1/16-4/09/16) Fires: 11,025 Acres: 826,348
2015 (1/1/15-4/09/15) Fires: 11,459 Acres: 262,728
2014 (1/1/14-4/09/14) Fires: 13,806 Acres: 224,119
2013 (1/1/13-4/09/13) Fires: 8,541 Acres: 102,305
2012 (1/1/12-4/09/12) Fires: 12,238 Acres: 216,140
2011 (1/1/11-4/09/11) Fires: 19,083 Acres: 738,386
10-year average Year-to-Date
2011-2020 Fires: 11,814 Acres: 541,216
Current Wildfires
Fires: 3
Acres: 7,334
New: 0
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
G-22

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Fort Apache Agency

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BIA 1,761 10 Eighteen miles southwest of Heber, AZ
Margo

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Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management - Southeast District

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ST 1,148 80 Dudleyville - Pinal County 602-540-1036
Salt

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San Carlos Agency

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BIA 4,425 35 Thirty miles northwest of Safford, AZ
Gila

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Colorado River District

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BLM 2,130 100 60 miles east of Yuma, north of Dateland, Ariz. 602-818-8295
Fires: 1
Acres: 822
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
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Rio Blanco County

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CNTY 822 0 Eight miles southeast of Meeker, CO
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 0
Contained: 2
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Easter

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Florida Forest Service

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ST 310 100 Four miles southeast of Florida City, FL
Lighthouse

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Florida Forest Service

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ST 160 100 Two miles west of Wewahitchka, FL
Fires: 1
Acres: 14,006
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Greenhouse

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Blackfeet Agency

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BIA 14,006 90 Two miles east of Browning, MT
* Sink Hole

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Flathead Agency

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BIA 316 100
Fires: 1
Acres: 5,000
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Horse Pasture

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Dakota Prairie National Grasslands

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USFS 5,000 95 Twelve miles south of Watford City, ND 402-250-5017
Fires: 5
Acres: 1,847
New: 3
Contained: 3
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Bottom Blue

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Oklahoma Division of Forestry

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ST 250 80 Thirty-two miles northeast of McAlester, OK
Bull Creek

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Oklahoma Division of Forestry

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ST 455 70 One mile southwest of Dunbar, OK
Kelough

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Okmulgee Field Office

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BIA 436 40 One mile north of Weleetka, OK
Lynn

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Wewoka Agency

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BIA 271 90 Five miles northeast of Konawa, OK
* Top Blue

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Oklahoma Division of Forestry

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ST 435 81 Thirty-two miles northeast of McAlester, OK
* Howl

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Osage Agency

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BIA 2,109 100
Presbury Hill

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Osage Agency

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BIA 2,605 100 Two miles north of Cleveland, OK
Tucker Knob NE

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Oklahoma Division of Forestry

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ST 200 100 Twenty-five miles northeast of McAlester, OK
Fires: 2
Acres: 537
New: 2
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Hemlock

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Pennsylvania Division of Forest Fire Protection

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ST 337 59
* Victoria Flats

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Pennsylvania Division of Forest Fire Protection

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ST 200 80 Three miles southwest of Ohiopyle, PA
Cobham Hill

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Allegheny National Forest

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USFS 155 100 814-723-0262
Fires: 1
Acres: 1,275
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Moore

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Ace Basin National Wildlife Refuge

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FWS 1,275 95 Five miles southwest of Whitehall, SC
Fires: 2
Acres: 1,337
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
DCNF Wilderness Tram

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National Forests And Grasslands In Texas

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USFS 552 70
* South Rim 4

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Big Bend National Park

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NPS 785 13 High Chisos Mountain and upper Boot Canyon 432-477-1107
Tecolote

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Texas A & M Forest Service

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ST 818 100 Started on private land twenty-eight miles northeast of McAllen, TX 361-212-9270
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 0
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Choke Cherry

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Southwest Area

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ST 660 100 Sixty miles northwest of Cedar City, UT