National Fire News

National Preparedness Level 2

as of October 13, 2021 at 5 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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October 20, 2021

Wildland fire activity continues to moderate. Seventeen fires burned over 2.2 million acres. Eight out of these 17 fires are located in California. Favorable weather conditions will help firefighters reach containment goals in northern California and the northwestern states.

As you prepare for your hunting trip, make sure you do your part to ensure you do not start a unwanted wildfire. Wildfires have many possible causes and during this fall, shooters’ use of certain ammunition and targets could accidentally ignite a wildfire. Target shooters and hunters, as well as other outdoor enthusiasts, should consider the potential consequences of their activities in fire-prone environments. 

 

Weather

An upper-level trough will weaken and rotate to the northeast over the Pacific Northwest, with precipitation expected across northern California and through much of the Northwest into Idaho and northwest Montana. Snow is likely in some areas above 9000 feet. Upper-level troughing is expected to deepen over the northeast Pacific and approach the West Coast overnight. An upper low will move from the Plains over the Midwest, with an associated cold front continuing to push south through much of the southern Plains and eastward through the Midwest. Precipitation is expected from the eastern Dakotas through much of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest, with isolated severe thunderstorms possible in the Midwest.

Daily statistics
Number of new large fires or emergency response
* New fires are identified with an asterisk
0 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
17
Acres from active fires 2,229,853
Fires contained 0
Year-to-date statistics
2021 (1/1/21-10/20/21) Fires: 47,884 Acres: 6,515,883
2020 (1/1/20-10/20/20) Fires: 46,466 Acres: 8,416,452
2019 (1/1/19-10/20/19) Fires: 43,746 Acres: 4,467,200
2018 (1/1/18-10/20/18) Fires: 50,181 Acres: 8,159,015
2017 (1/1/17-10/20/17) Fires: 51,934 Acres: 8,818,600
2016 (1/1/16-10/20/16) Fires: 49,832 Acres: 4,989,330
2015 (1/1/15-10/20/15) Fires: 52,366 Acres: 9,365,289
2014 (1/1/14-10/20/14) Fires: 42,521 Acres: 3,287,961
2013 (1/1/13-10/20/13) Fires: 40,165 Acres: 4,146,461
2012 (1/1/12-10/20/12) Fires: 50,668 Acres: 8,962,538
2011 (1/1/11-10/20/11) Fires: 64,003 Acres: 8,231,520
10-year average Year-to-Date
2011-2020 Fires: 49,188 Acres: 6,884,437
Current Wildfires
Fires: 8
Acres: 1,905,702
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Alisal
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Los Padres National Forest
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USFS 17,281 97 20 miles northwest of Santa Barbara within Refugio Canyon 805-730-0851
Caldor
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Eldorado National Forest
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USFS 221,835 98 Approximately 16 miles northeast of Plymouth, CA. 530-303-2455
Dixie
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Butte Unit
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ST 963,309 95 Fifteen miles northeast of Paradise, 530 538-7826
KNP Complex
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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
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NPS 88,278 60 Sequoia National Park 559 494-4881
McCash
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Six Rivers National Forest
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USFS 94,962 93 Ten Bear Mtn, McCash Creek 530-380-2152
Monument
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Shasta-Trinity National Forest
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USFS 223,124 94 Del Loma, CA near Monument Peak 530-628-0039
River Complex
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Klamath National Forest
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USFS 199,359 92 Nine miles southwest of Etna, CA  
Windy
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Tule River Fire Department
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BIA 97,554 91 A quarter mile southeast of Cholollo campground and two miles south of Camp Nelson. 559-791-8827
Fires: 3
Acres: 135,842
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Boundary
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Salmon-Challis National Forest
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USFS 88,757 90 24 miles NW of Stanley, ID 208-756-7853
Dixie
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 43,802 63 Two miles north of Dixie, ID (208) 451-4654
Jumbo
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 3,283 46 Two miles north of Dixie, ID  
Fires: 3
Acres: 5,684
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Crown Mountain
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Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
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USFS 1,379 5 16 miles west of Augusta, Montana 406-594-6497
Dry Cabin
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Lolo National Forest
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USFS 3,600 0 20 miles north of Ovando, MT 406-439-1226
Spire
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 705 0 Eighteen miles east of Condon, MT  
Fires: 2
Acres: 75,303
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Bull Complex
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Mt. Hood National Forest
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USFS 24,894 82 12 miles NE of Detroit, OR 971-333-4100
Rough Patch Complex
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Umpqua National Forest
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USFS 50,409 80 Eighteen miles southwest of Oakridge, OR 503-867-7924
Fires: 1
Acres: 107,322
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Schneider Springs
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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USFS 107,322 91 18 miles northwest of Naches, WA 509-653-1401