as of April 1, 2021 at 6 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)
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April 20, 2021
Currently, three large fires are burning in Arizona, Texas, and Oregon. One large fire was contained. To date, 15,404 wildfires have burned 434,355 acres. The number of acres burned is below the 10-year average of 693,095 acres.
A cold front will continue pushing south and east across the Plains and into the South while stalling out in the southern Great Basin. Lingering scattered precipitation is likely across the northern and central Plains with a surface low moving into the Ohio Valley with rain and snow behind the cold front and showers and thunderstorms ahead of it. Scattered rain and snow showers are also likely across parts of the Great Basin into northern California as well. Dry and windy conditions will overspread portions of the Southwest and southern California ahead of the cold front with drier conditions continuing in parts of the South.
Number of new large fires or emergency response
* New fires are identified with an asterisk
|2||States currently reporting large fires:|
|Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
|Acres from active fires||5,008|
|2021 (1/1/21-4/20/21)||Fires: 15,404||Acres: 434,355|
|2020 (1/1/20-4/20/20)||Fires: 10,309||Acres: 212,514|
|2019 (1/1/19-4/20/19)||Fires: 8,573||Acres: 212,146|
|2018 (1/1/18-4/20/18)||Fires: 15,503||Acres: 883,170|
|2017 (1/1/17-4/20/17)||Fires: 17,458||Acres: 2,227,918|
|2016 (1/1/16-4/20/16)||Fires: 13,713||Acres: 1,402,914|
|2015 (1/1/15-4/20/15)||Fires: 13,455||Acres: 299,640|
|2014 (1/1/14-4/20/14)||Fires: 16,676||Acres: 270,087|
|2013 (1/1/13-4/20/13)||Fires: 10,615||Acres: 134,160|
|2012 (1/1/12-4/20/12)||Fires: 15,389||Acres: 327,395|
|2011 (1/1/11-4/20/11)||Fires: 21,415||Acres: 1,023,008|
|2011-2020||Fires: 14,140||Acres: 693,095|