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as of November 11, 2020 at 6 p.m. MST (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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February 26, 2020

Eight new large fires were reported this week, six in Oklahoma and one in Arizona and Louisiana. Firefighters were able to contain two of them. To date, 2,986 wildfires have burned 60,064 acres across the United States. 

Weather

An upper-level trough will move south and weaken over the Intermountain West this weekend with an upper low tracking southeast across the Great Lakes and Northeast bringing snow to these regions early next week. An upper-level ridge will move east from the northeast Pacific over the West and to the north of the weakening upper low late this weekend into next week. The Bermuda High will extend over much of Florida and portions of the Gulf Coast and Deep South with heavy rain likely along the northern periphery of the Bermuda High extending across northern portions of the Southern Area and southern portions of the Eastern Area today into next week. Strong offshore winds are expected across California today through the weekend and possibly continuing into Monday morning. Dry and windy conditions are also expected in portions of the southern Great Basin and Southwest ahead and behind a cold front driving southward across the Intermountain West. Elevated to locally critical fire weather conditions are also likely at times today into next week across snow-free portions of the Plains, especially the High Plains. An increase of significant fire potential will likely accompany these dry and windy conditions across southern California, the southern Great Basin, the Southwest, and portions of the Plains. http://www.predictiveservices.nifc.gov/outlooks/outlooks.htm

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.
6
Acres from active fires 1,965
Fires contained 2
Year-to-date statistics
2021 (1/1/21-2/26/21) Fires: 2,986 Acres: 60,064
2020 (1/1/20-2/26/20) Fires: 2,439 Acres: 41,956
2019 (1/1/19-2/26/19) Fires: 2,096 Acres: 40,251
2018 (1/1/18-2/26/18) Fires: 6,120 Acres: 126,250
2017 (1/1/17-2/26/17) Fires: 6,546 Acres: 165,595
2016 (1/1/16-2/26/16) Fires: 2,894 Acres: 126,621
2015 (1/1/15-2/26/15) Fires: 5,687 Acres: 91,071
2014 (1/1/14-2/26/14) Fires: 4,784 Acres: 66,462
2013 (1/1/13-2/26/13) Fires: 2,192 Acres: 18,275
2012 (1/1/12-2/26/12) Fires: 4,325 Acres: 77,837
2011 (1/1/11-2/26/11) Fires: 9,607 Acres: 199,762
10-year average Year-to-Date
2011-2020 Fires: 4,560 Acres: 94,192
Current Wildfires
Fires: 1
Acres: 402
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Dub

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San Carlos Agency

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BIA 402 80 One mile east of San Carlos, AZ
Fires: 1
Acres: 300
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Cracklin

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Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

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FWS 300 50 Six miles south of Hackberry, LA
Fires: 4
Acres: 1,263
New: 6
Contained: 2
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Blacksmith

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Oklahoma Division of Forestry

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ST 203 90 Two miles northeast of Peggs, OK
* Bluff

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Oklahoma Division of Forestry

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ST 120 95 One mile south of Bluff, OK
* Burris Valley

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Oklahoma Division of Forestry

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ST 195 75 Three miles northeast of Daisy, OK
* Pigeon Roost

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Oklahoma Division of Forestry

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ST 745 75
* Dead Pasture

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Oklahoma Division of Forestry

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ST 385 100
* Field

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Okmulgee Field Office

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BIA 355 100