National Fire News

National Preparedness Level 1 

as of October 13, 2023 at 7:30 a.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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December 1, 2023

Two new large fires were reported, one in Mississippi and one in Montana. 

The National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook, produced by the predictive services staff at the National Interagency Coordination Center was released on November 1 and above normal wildfire potential is possible in Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The current wildland fire potential outlook and the monthly seasonal outlook podcast is also available. Always know the fire danger and restrictions before you head out to enjoy your public lands.


    Multiple atmospheric rivers will bring widespread heavy precipitation to the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies over the weekend and next week. Snow levels will start lower (1,000 – 4,000 feet) then rise by the end of the weekend and remain higher (4,000 – 8,000 feet) through mid-next week. Widespread rainfall is likely from southeast Texas into the southern Appalachians today and shifting eastward tomorrow. Precipitation will extend northward into the Great Lakes and Northeast today through the weekend as well. However, much of the Florida Peninsula and portions of the northern Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic will receive little to no precipitation for the next week. Dry and breezy pre- and post-frontal conditions are likely mid to late next week in the Southeast, with well below normal temperatures by the end of next week. Most of the Plains will be dry with above normal temperatures through next week, and dry and breezy conditions are likely on portions of the southern Plains over the weekend. Above normal temperatures are expected for much of the West, and little to no precipitation is expected for the southern half of the West after tomorrow. Heavy rain and flooding will continue on the Hawai’ian Islands through today, with a drier airmass and stronger trade winds returning next week. 

    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.
      Acres from active fires 0
      Fires contained 0
      Year-to-date statistics
      2023 (1/1/23-12/06/23) Fires: 53,685 Acres: 2,605,339
      2022 (1/1/22-12/06/22) Fires: 64,784 Acres: 7,424,080
      2021 (1/1/21-12/06/21) Fires: 54,929 Acres: 6,810,297
      2020 (1/1/20-12/06/20) Fires: 53,176 Acres: 9,597,996
      2019 (1/1/19-12/06/19) Fires: 47,911 Acres: 4,687,111
      2018 (1/1/18-12/06/18) Fires: 52,743 Acres: 8,506,909
      2017 (1/1/17-12/06/17) Fires: 57,981 Acres: 9,283,968
      2016 (1/1/16-12/06/16) Fires: 60,670 Acres: 5,281,273
      2015 (1/1/15-12/06/15) Fires: 56,206 Acres: 9,799,444
      2014 (1/1/14-12/06/14) Fires: 51,806 Acres: 3,486,180
      2013 (1/1/13-12/06/13) Fires: 45,061 Acres: 4,157,999
      10-year average Year-to-Date
      2013-2022 Fires: 53,775 Acres: 6,827,659
      Current Wildfires