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National Preparedness Level 1

as of October 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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October 25, 2021

Wildland firefighters received some favorable weather conditions over the weekend, including precipitation throughout the West Coast, Pacific Northwest as well as the northern Great Basin and northern California.

Although cooler weather conditions are occurring, it's important to remember wildland fire prevention. Eighty percent of all wildland fires are caused by humans. These fires can be prevented by being aware of the conditions around you. Drought remains a factor throughout the West, so make sure your campfires are dead out, don't park on dry vegetation, and practice shooting safety by using the proper ammunition.

 

Weather

An upper-level trough will move over the northern half of the West with troughing extending southward over the entire West Coast. Upper-level troughing will be over much of the eastern US, and isolated to scattered thunderstorms are likely from Oklahoma into the Ozarks and in the coastal Carolinas, with showers in the Ohio Valley to western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Precipitation will continue for much of the Pacific Northwest, northern California, and spread into the Northern Rockies, with the heaviest precipitation focused on the northern Sierra through Lassen NP. The heaviest precipitation will likely occur this morning, with debris flows possible on recent burn scars, including the Dixie Fire, where 1-2” of rain is expected. Snow will fall at the highest elevations of the northern Sierra into the central Sierra, the Cascades, portions of the Northern Rockies. 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
0 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
10
Acres from active fires 1,817,491
Fires contained 0
Year-to-date statistics
2021 (1/1/21-10/25/21) Fires: 48,048 Acres: 6,518,382
2020 (1/1/20-10/25/20) Fires: 46,782 Acres: 8,542,022
2019 (1/1/19-10/25/19) Fires: 44,218 Acres: 4,563,078
2018 (1/1/18-10/25/18) Fires: 50,564 Acres: 8,231,353
2017 (1/1/17-10/25/17) Fires: 52,387 Acres: 8,827,117
2016 (1/1/16-10/25/16) Fires: 50,778 Acres: 5,003,096
2015 (1/1/15-10/25/15) Fires: 52,938 Acres: 9,393,711
2014 (1/1/14-10/25/14) Fires: 42,721 Acres: 3,256,414
2013 (1/1/13-10/25/13) Fires: 40,724 Acres: 4,107,912
2012 (1/1/12-10/25/12) Fires: 51,112 Acres: 8,959,949
2011 (1/1/11-10/25/11) Fires: 64,336 Acres: 8,223,731
10-year average Year-to-Date
2011-2020 Fires: 49,379 Acres: 6,903,531
Current Wildfires
Fires: 7
Acres: 1,683,896
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 805-618-8394
Dixie
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Butte Unit
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ST 963,309 97 Fifteen miles northeast of Paradise, 530 538-7826
KNP Complex
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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
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NPS 88,307 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 93 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: 1
Acres: 1,379
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
Fires: 1
Acres: 24,894
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 85 12 miles NE of Detroit, OR 971-333-4100
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