as of April 1, 2021 at 6 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)
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May 14, 2021
Nationally, four large fires have burned 15,882 acres in three states. To date, 20,991 wildfires have burned 548,542 acres in the United States. The number of acres burned is below the 10-year average of 958,151 acres.
More people may be recreating on public lands as summer approaches. Be aware of local public safety area closures. Take extra precaution before venturing out and be careful with anything that could start a fire.
An upper-level trough moves onshore and strengthens over northern California today. This along with a residual surface front could provide enough moisture and lift for isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms along and east of the Oregon Cascades, over portions of northern California, and stretching east along the Nevada, Idaho, and Utah borders. Additionally, moisture will increase over New Mexico and far eastern Arizona with scattered thunderstorms likely. Thunderstorms are also likely across the length of the Rockies. Dry and breezy conditions are expected east of the Sierra and along the desert slopes in southern California. Elevated to locally critical conditions will develop across southern Utah into the southwest Colorado as well. Dry conditions are likely to continue in eastern North Dakota into the western Great Lakes with drier thunderstorms also possible in far eastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota.
|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.
|Acres from active fires||15,882|
|2021 (1/1/21-5/14/21)||Fires: 20,991||Acres: 548,542|
|2020 (1/1/20-5/14/20)||Fires: 15,258||Acres: 33,954|
|2019 (1/1/19-5/14/19)||Fires: 12,364||Acres: 223,675|
|2018 (1/1/18-5/14/18)||Fires: 21,196||Acres: 1,475,722|
|2017 (1/1/17-5/14/17)||Fires: 22,129||Acres: 2,100,064|
|2016 (1/1/16-5/14/16)||Fires: 17,568||Acres: 1,513,124|
|2015 (1/1/15-5/14/15)||Fires: 19,226||Acres: 370,135|
|2014 (1/1/14-5/14/14)||Fires: 21,909||Acres: 442,811|
|2013 (1/1/13-5/14/13)||Fires: 15,115||Acres: 178,664|
|2012 (1/1/12-5/14/12)||Fires: 19,446||Acres: 405,439|
|2011 (1/1/11-5/14/11)||Fires: 25,443||Acres: 2,729,948|
|2011-2020||Fires: 18,704||Acres: 958,151|
|Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management - Central District
|ST||2,875||68||3 miles NE of Globe||602-540-1036|
|Phoenix District Office
|BLM||5,517||66||7 miles SW of Crown King, AZ||928-228-0720|
|Gila District Office
|BLM||241||100||8-10 miles northeast of Florence, along Gila River||520-345-2825|