National Fire News

National Preparedness Level 2

as of March 28, 2022 at 5 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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June 29, 2022

Fifty large fires and complexes have burned 1,952,016 acres in 10 states. Seven new large fires were reported, four in Alaska, two in California, and one in Oregon. More than 4,500 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents across the nation. 

The number of wildfires and acres burned this year is well above the 10-year average. As of today, 33,360 wildfires have burned 3,625,819 acres, the most in the past 10 years. 

The Huron and Hilltop fires in Alaska and the Willow Creek fire in Oregon displayed extreme fire behavior yesterday. With very hot and dry conditions in many states, it's important to know the current and expected weather, fuels and fire danger information. Stay up-to-date with the Predictive Services outlooks, weather forecasts, and fuels and fire danger briefings

The 4th of July is right around the corner. Now more than ever, wildland firefighters need your help to prevent wildfires. Remember that fireworks have no place in our wildlands. Check for local fire restrictions before heading out this weekend. And remember to never leave your campfire unattended, properly dispose barbecue charcoal, use equipment safely and prevent malfunctions, and keep vehicles off of dry grass. We all play a role in wildfire prevention and safety.

 

Weather

Dry and breezy conditions are likely across the Great Basin into portions of the northern Rockies and southeast California. Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are expected across portions of eastern Wyoming, northeast Colorado, western Nebraska, and western South Dakota as south- southwest winds strengthen amid a dry airmass. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are likely, mostly along and west of the Divide in the Southwest, Four Corners, and Colorado Rockies into southern Wyoming. Drier storms are possible on the northwest and northern periphery of this area. Strong to severe thunderstorms are likely on portions of the northern Plains into the western Great Lakes, with thunderstorms likely continuing near the Gulf and southeast Atlantic Coasts. Warm and dry conditions will continue across much of the Interior, southwest, and south-central Alaska, with isolated thunderstorms likely across south-central and southeast Alaska.

Daily statistics
Number of new large fires or emergency response

* New fires are identified with an asterisk
7 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
50
Acres from active fires 1,952,016
Fires contained 1
Year-to-date statistics
2022 (1/1/22-6/29/22) Fires: 33,360 Acres: 3,625,819
2021 (1/1/21-6/29/21) Fires: 30,414 Acres: 1,424,125
2020 (1/1/20-6/29/20) Fires: 24,056 Acres: 1,421,675
2019 (1/1/19-6/29/19) Fires: 19,342 Acres: 900,624
2018 (1/1/18-6/29/18) Fires: 28,887 Acres: 2,441,731
2017 (1/1/17-6/29/17) Fires: 29,829 Acres: 2,786,814
2016 (1/1/16-6/29/16) Fires: 25,426 Acres: 2,110,041
2015 (1/1/15-6/29/15) Fires: 27,590 Acres: 2,048,899
2014 (1/1/14-6/29/14) Fires: 25,978 Acres: 886,021
2013 (1/1/13-6/29/13) Fires: 21,729 Acres: 1,351,576
2012 (1/1/12-6/29/12) Fires: 27,176 Acres: 1,876,169
10-year average Year-to-Date
2012-2021 Fires: 25,844 Acres: 1,640,014
Current Wildfires
Fires: 35
Acres: 1,166,677
New: 4
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Adak

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Southwest Area

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ST 919 0 Started on FWS land nine miles north of Adak, AK
Apoon Pass

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Alaska Fire Service - Galena Zone

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BLM 84,138 0
Bean Complex

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Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone

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BLM 43,364 0 503-894-6694
Boatman

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Alaska Fire Service - Upper Yukon Zone

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BLM 1,334 0 Twenty-three miles southeast of Coldfoot, AK
Central Creek Airstrip

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Delta Area

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ST 2,995 0 Thirty-one miles northeast of Delta Junction, AK
Clear

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Fairbanks Area

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ST 9,555 7 10 NM from City of Anderson along the Teklanika River 907-290-2921
Contact Creek

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Southwest Area

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ST 10,322 0 40 miles southeast of King Salmon 907-246-3305
Curky

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Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone

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BLM 2,524 0 Forty-five miles northwest of Stevens Village, AK
Douglas

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Alaska Fire Service - Upper Yukon Zone

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BLM 364 0 Twenty-seven miles southeast of Evansville, AK
Fish Creek

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Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone

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BLM 1,054 0 Fifteen miles southwest of Lake Minchumina, AK
Fork Creek

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Southwest Area

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ST 2,244 0
Fourth of July Creek

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Southwest Area

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ST 51,146 0 Thirty-five miles west of McGrath, AK
* Hilltop

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Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone

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BLM 2,217 0 Sixty-five miles southwest of Tanana, AK
Hog Butte

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Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone

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BLM 70,152 0 Twenty-one miles northwest of Telida, AK
* Holonada

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Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone

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BLM 566 0 Fifty-two miles north of Tanana, AK
* Huron

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Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone

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BLM 2,416 0 Twenty miles northeast of Rampart, AK
Iowithla River

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Southwest Area

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ST 36,559 0 Seventeen miles northeast of Dillingham, AK
Kokwok

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Southwest Area

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ST 31,497 0 Fifty miles north of Dillingham, AK
Lansing Creek

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Alaska Fire Service - Upper Yukon Zone

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BLM 443 0 Thirty miles southeast of Coldfoot, AK
Lime Complex

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Southwest Area

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ST 588,150 0 Sleetmute to King Salmon, Napaimute to Port Alsworth 907-290-2699
Melozitna

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Alaska Fire Service - Galena Zone

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BLM 2,247 0
Minto Lakes

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Fairbanks Area

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ST 10,591 0 Minto Lakes/Chatanika River 541-410-5311
North Fork

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Alaska Fire Service - Upper Yukon Zone

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BLM 373 0
Ongivinuk River

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Southwest Area

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ST 735 10
Ongoke River

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Southwest Area

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ST 1,426 0 Started on FWS land 38 miles northwest of Dillingham, AK
Paddle

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Alaska Fire Service - Upper Yukon Zone

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BLM 1,944 0 Thirty-six miles northeast of Circle, AK
Pauls Creek

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Southwest Area

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ST 10,057 0 Fifty-eight miles northeast of Egeglik, AK
Ponglevik River

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Southwest Area

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ST 629 0 Started on FWS land 74 miles northeast of Hooper Bay, AK
Poorman Complex

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Alaska Fire Service - Galena Zone

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BLM 12,261 0
Sawpit Creek

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Southwest Area

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ST 23,580 0
Schilling Creek

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Alaska Fire Service - Upper Yukon Zone

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BLM 430 0 Four miles southeast of Caro, AK
Submarine Creek

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Southwest Area

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ST 22,945 0 Forty-five miles west of Telida, AK
Tatlawiksuk

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Southwest Area

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ST 130,194 0 Forty-one miles south of McGrath, AK
* Troublesome

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Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone

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BLM 1,143 0 Thirteen miles east of Rampart, AK
Tuklung River

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Southwest Area

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ST 6,163 0
Fish

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Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone

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BLM 231 100
Fires: 5
Acres: 62,838
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Contreras

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Papago Agency

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BIA 29,482 95 20 miles east of Sells, Arizona on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation; 8 miles SE of Kitt Peak Observatory 520-302-5120
Haywire

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Coconino National Forest

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USFS 5,575 95 7.5 miles northeast of Doney Park. Cinder Hills, Haywire crater east of Sunset Crater 928-224-8306
Hog Spring

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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

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USFS 461 48 Ten miles east of Show Low, AZ 928-245-1585
Pipeline

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Coconino National Forest

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USFS 26,532 90 Five miles north of Flagstaff, AZ 928-224-8306
Steamboat

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Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management - Northwest District

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ST 788 0 Sixteen miles north of Bagdad, AZ
Fires: 2
Acres: 827
New: 2
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Burrows

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Tehama-Glenn Unit

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ST 317 65 Eight miles north of Elk Creek, CA
* Rices

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Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

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ST 510 0 Eight miles southeast of North San Juan, CA
Fires: 1
Acres: 2,213
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
St. Catherines Island

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Georgia Forestry Commission

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ST 2,213 80
Fires: 1
Acres: 1,800
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Goshute

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Elko District Office

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BLM 1,800 12 West of U.S. Highway 93 Alternate, 25 miles south of Wendover, Nevada 775-753-0386
Fires: 2
Acres: 666,871
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Black

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Gila National Forest

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USFS 325,136 70 24 miles N of Mimbres 575-388-8201
Hermits Peak

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Santa Fe National Forest

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USFS 341,735 93 12 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NM 505-356-2636
Fires: 1
Acres: 1,938
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Ferebee Road

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North Carolina Forest Service

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ST 1,938 24 Five miles northeast of Rodanthe, NC
Fires: 1
Acres: 33,000
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Willow Creek

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Vale District

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BLM 33,000 0 Started on private land 12 miles north of Vale, OR
Fires: 1
Acres: 11,598
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Dempsey

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Texas A & M Forest Service

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ST 11,598 36 7 miles west of Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County 979-255-0591
Fires: 1
Acres: 4,254
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Left Fork

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Dixie National Forest

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USFS 4,254 50 10 Miles Southwest of Bryce Canyon City in Kanab Creek Drainage 435-261-7809