National Fire News

National Preparedness Level 1 

as of October 28 at 7:00 a.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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December 7, 2022

Six new large fires were reported last week in the Southern and Eastern areas. Current six uncontained large fires have burned 906 acres in Indiana and North Carolina. 

To date, 64,127 wildfires have burned 7,343,939 acres. This is the most wildfires reported to-date in the past 10 years. The number of acres burned this year is above the 10-year average of 7,055,603 acres.

The national wildland significant fire potential outlook is available for November through February 2023. Visit the Predictive Services website for more information about current weather conditions and listen to the weekly fuels and fire danger podcast

 

Weather

 

Daily statistics
Number of new large fires or emergency response
* New fires are identified with an asterisk
6 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
2
Acres from active fires 906
Fires contained 7
Year-to-date statistics
2022 (1/1/22-12/07/22) Fires: 64,127 Acres: 7,343,939
2021 (1/1/21-12/07/21) Fires: 54,976 Acres: 6,814,073
2020 (1/1/20-12/07/20) Fires: 55,719 Acres: 9,569,762
2019 (1/1/19-12/07/19) Fires: 47,978 Acres: 4,687,913
2018 (1/1/18-12/07/18) Fires: 52,757 Acres: 8,507,405
2017 (1/1/17-12/07/17) Fires: 58,109 Acres: 9,284,895
2016 (1/1/16-12/07/16) Fires: 60,691 Acres: 5,304,587
2015 (1/1/15-12/07/15) Fires: 56,257 Acres: 9,799,595
2014 (1/1/14-12/07/14) Fires: 51,806 Acres: 3,486,180
2013 (1/1/13-12/07/13) Fires: 45,205 Acres: 4,185,186
2012 (1/1/12-12/07/12) Fires: 56,088 Acres: 9,176,530
10-year average Year-to-Date
2012-2021 Fires: 53,183 Acres: 7,055,603
Current Wildfires
Fires: 1
Acres: 110
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Brown County State Park
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Indiana Division of Forestry
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ST 110 94 Five miles southeast of Nashville, IN  
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Riverfront Rd
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 700 100    
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Johnson Quarry
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Massachusetts Bureau of Forest Fire Control
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ST 156 100    
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Thanksgiving
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National Forests in Mississippi
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USFS 105 100    
Fires: 1
Acres: 796
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Hurricane Ridge
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National Forests in North Carolina
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USFS 796 55 Nine miles northwest of Crabtree, NC  
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 0
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Turkey Day
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Pine Ridge Agency
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BIA 5,945 100    
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 1
Contained: 3
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Richland Coal County Road
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Tennessee Division of Forestry
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ST 165 100    
Smokey Creek Road
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Tennessee Division of Forestry
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ST 125 100    
* Tollgate Road
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Tennessee Division of Forestry
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ST 175 100