National Fire News

National Preparedness Level 3

as of September 16 at 7:00 a.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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September 24, 2022

One new large fire was reported in Oklahoma. Currently, 94 large fires and complexes have burned 904,624 acres. More than 9,000 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents. Three Type 1 incident management teams, seven Type 2 IMTs and one complex IMT are supporting incidents in the Northwest, Northern California, Northern Rockies and Great Basin areas.

Maintaining defensible space is a year-round project. Residents can harden homes and minimize property damage this fall. Help reduce the risks to firefighting resources and communities by using NFPA’s Wildfire and Firewise USA Programs principles to create defensible space on private property.

Visit the Predictive Services website for more information about current weather conditions and listen to the weekly fuels and fire danger podcast

Weather

Upper ridging will build over the West, with temperatures rising to above normal west of the Continental Divide. Relative humidity will fall to 5-15% across portions of California and the Great Basin but winds will be light. A cold front will move through the Great Lakes and Mid-Mississippi Valley into the Lower Mississippi Valley and southern Plains. Hot, dry, and breezy conditions are expected ahead of the front across the southern Plains as south-southwest winds 10-20 mph with gusts 20-30 mph develop amid relative humidity of 15-25%. Very dry conditions will continue over much of the Southeast as well, as relative humidity falls below 30%, with locally elevated conditions possible across portions of Virginia and North Carolina due to west winds of 10-15 mph. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely near the front from the Great Lakes through the Ohio Valley into the Lower Mississippi Valley, but amounts are expected to be light. Scattered wet thunderstorms are likely over south Florida, while isolated wet thunderstorms remain possible over far southern Arizona and New Mexico. 

Daily statistics
Number of new large fires or emergency response
* New fires are identified with an asterisk
1 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
94
Acres from active fires 904,624
Fires contained 0
Year-to-date statistics
2022 (1/1/22-9/24/22) Fires: 52,566 Acres: 6,845,993
2021 (1/1/21-9/24/21) Fires: 45,592 Acres: 5,786,564
2020 (1/1/20-9/24/20) Fires: 44,174 Acres: 7,118,732
2019 (1/1/19-9/24/19) Fires: 38,765 Acres: 4,354,156
2018 (1/1/18-9/24/18) Fires: 48,637 Acres: 7,550,730
2017 (1/1/17-9/24/17) Fires: 49,032 Acres: 8,446,055
2016 (1/1/16-9/24/16) Fires: 44,368 Acres: 4,850,449
2015 (1/1/15-9/24/15) Fires: 48,731 Acres: 9,008,365
2014 (1/1/14-9/24/14) Fires: 40,404 Acres: 3,036,493
2013 (1/1/13-9/24/13) Fires: 38,619 Acres: 4,006,968
2012 (1/1/12-9/24/12) Fires: 47,437 Acres: 8,678,952
10-year average Year-to-Date
2012-2021 Fires: 44,467 Acres: 6,268,664
Current Wildfires
Fires: 6
Acres: 154,997
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
2022 SRF Lightning Complex
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Six Rivers National Forest
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USFS 41,593 97 One mile northeast of Willow Creek, CA  
Barnes
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Modoc National Forest
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USFS 5,843 98 2 Miles East of Willow Ranch, CA and 2 miles West of Ft Bidwell, CA 530-629-6101
Fairview
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Riverside Unit
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ST 28,307 98 Southeast Hemet, Sage 951-940-6985
Mosquito
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Tahoe National Forest
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USFS 76,781 60 4 miles East of Foresthill, California. 530-264-8309
Radford
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San Bernardino National Forest
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USFS 1,079 98 Between Big Bear and Seven Oaks 909-383-5568
Summit
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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
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NPS 1,394 85 South end of Hockett Plateau, Sequoia National Park 559 702 3400
Fires: 40
Acres: 302,815
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
3 Prong
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 4,100 0 Eighteen miles east of Elk City, ID  
Bear Gulch
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 100 0 6 miles east of Murray, ID 208-557-8813
Blackburn
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 928 10 Immediately NE of the Heller Creek Campground in the headwaters of the St Joe River 208-557-8813
Caledonia
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 1,535 0    
Castle
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 678 0 Fifty miles northeast of Lowell, ID  
Columbus
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 2,298 0 Fire is located in the east fork of eagle creek 6 miles NE of Murray 208-557-8813
Deep Creek
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 598 0 Twenty miles northeast of Pierce, ID  
Diamond Watch
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 1,177 55 Diamond Peak 5 miles west of Nordman Idaho. 6360000000
Dismal
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Payette National Forest
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USFS 9,501 66 Thirty-seven miles northeast of Yellow Pine, ID 208-634-0820
Fire Creek
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 399 0 Seventeen miles east of Lowell, ID  
Four Corners
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Payette National Forest
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USFS 13,729 96 Payette and Boise National forests. Six miles west of the City of Cascade, Idaho 208-207-7417
Frenchman Butte
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 111 0 Thirty miles north of Kamiah, ID  
Horse
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Salmon-Challis National Forest
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USFS 394 0 approximately 5½ miles northwest of Corn Creek on the North Fork Ranger District in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. 208-756-7853
Howard Creek
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 338 0 Thirty-seven miles northeast of Lowell, ID  
Huckleberry
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 482 0 Thirty-six miles northeast of Lowell, ID  
Isabella
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 465 0 Twenty-eight miles northeast of Elk River, ID  
Kootenai River Complex
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 21,506 85 7 miles NW of Bonners Ferry, ID 208-202-5021
Little Copper
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 220 0    
Lower Twin
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 1,985 0 Thirty-one miles northeast of Elk River, ID  
Lynx Meadows
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 1,175 0 Twenty-one miles east of Elk City, ID  
Moose
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Salmon-Challis National Forest
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USFS 130,109 51 17 miles north of Salmon, ID 208-742-6690
Neversweat
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 188 0    
Norton
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Salmon-Challis National Forest
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USFS 9,054 21 Approximately seven (7) miles northwest of Lower Loon in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Middle Fork Ranger District. 208-481-0055
Patrol Point
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Payette National Forest
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USFS 16,541 66 Forty-three miles northeast of Yellow Pine, ID 208-634-0820
Porphyry
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Payette National Forest
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USFS 2,930 50 West of Porphyry Creek, 9 miles east of Warren, ID. Just north of Hettinger Ranch. 208-634-0820
Post Office
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 2,145 0    
Ranger
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 124 0    
Ross Fork
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Sawtooth National Forest
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USFS 37,811 64 2 miles west of Smiley Creek, 1 mile south of Alturas Lake 208-329-6044
South Fork
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 1,408 0    
Tamarack
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 159 0 Thirteen miles east of Elk City, ID  
Tenmile
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Payette National Forest
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USFS 2,024 55 Nine miles west of Warren, ID 208-634-0820
Tento Creek
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest
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USFS 188 0    
Twin Lakes
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 992 75 Fourteen miles southwest of Elk City, ID  
Van Camp
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 3,539 0 Thirty miles north of Syringa, ID  
Wallow
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 480 0    
Warm Springs
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 5,231 1    
Wash
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 443 0 Twenty-nine miles northeast of Elk River, ID  
Williams Creek
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Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
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USFS 16,084 75 West of Orogrande Community. North of Buffalo Hump private properties. 208-935-6134
Wolf Fang
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Salmon-Challis National Forest
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USFS 2,048 0 35 miles northwest of Salmon, ID 208-756-7853
Woodtick
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Salmon-Challis National Forest
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USFS 9,598 50 Approximately 27 miles west of Challis, Idaho 208-481-0055
Fires: 24
Acres: 58,240
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Bear Creek
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 235 75 Eleven miles west of  
Big Creek
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 157 75 Eleven miles west of  
Blodgett Lake
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 2,307 51 Eleven miles west of Hamilton, MT  
Boulder Lake
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Lolo National Forest
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USFS 1,831 80 Missoula Ranger District 406-329-3814
Bull Gin Complex
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Kootenai National Forest
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USFS 4,254 35 2 Miles NE of Heron, Mt. 406-426-9644
Cannon
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 2,025 0 15 miles NE of Condon 406-758-5376
Cayuse
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 560 0 Thirty miles southwest of Darby, MT  
Cayuse Mountain
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 3,635 0 Thirty miles southwest of Darby, MT  
Dean Creek
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 520 0 30 miles east of Swan Lake 4067585376
Eagle Creek
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 176 0 30 miles south of Havre in the Bear Paw Mountains 406-890-8471
Fire Creek
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 255 0 Thirty-four miles southwest of Darby, MT  
George Lake
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 682 0 Fifteen miles northeast of Seeley Lake, MT 406-758-5376
Green Ridge
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 186 0 Thirty-one miles southwest of Darby, MT  
Hog Trough
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 1,701 76 18 miles southeast of Hamilton, south of the Skalkaho Highway. 406-200-8980
Indian Ridge
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 8,953 0 30 Miles SW of Darby - Selway Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho 406-821-3269
Lemonade
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 668 90 Approx. 21 Miles west of Kalispell, MT near the community of Marion 406-758-5204
Margaret
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 1,554 0 13 miles E of Bigfork, MT 406-387-3800
Mill Lake
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 915 63 7 miles west of Pinesdale MT 406-426-9612
No Grass Creek
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Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
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USFS 1,145 0 Electric Peak Inventoried Roadless Area and Electric Peak Recommended Wilderness Area 406-594-6497
Solomon
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Lolo National Forest
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USFS 434 40 Welcome Creek Wilderness, Missoula Ranger District 406-329-3814
Trail Ridge
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Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
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USFS 17,157 65 22 miles NW of Wisdom MT 541-350-4666
Twist Creek
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Bitterroot National Forest
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USFS 2,316 0 28 miles southeast of Elk City, ID 406-821-3269
Ursus
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Flathead National Forest
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USFS 4,224 0 Twenty-six miles northeast of Ovando, MT 406-758-5376
Weasel
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Kootenai National Forest
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USFS 2,350 95 14 miles NE of Eureka, MT 406-296-2536
Fires: 3
Acres: 831
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Concharty Creek
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Okmulgee Field Office
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BIA 475 90 Six miles north of Twin Hills, OK  
Fish Camp
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Oklahoma Division of Forestry
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ST 242 60 One mile south of Nashoba, OK  
* Solomon’s Grave
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Oklahoma Division of Forestry
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ST 114 25 Two miles northeast of Cloudy, OK  
Fires: 6
Acres: 326,182
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Cedar Creek
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Willamette National Forest
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USFS 113,809 18 Fire origin 15 miles east of Oakridge, OR and 3 miles west of Waldo Lake 541-201-2335
Double Creek
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
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USFS 157,698 81 10 miles SE of Imnaha, Grizzly Ridge 541-216-4579
Goat Mountain Two
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
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USFS 536 0 Ten miles southeast of Imnaha, OR  
Nebo
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
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USFS 12,600 78 21 Miles SE of Enterprise, OR. Near Mount Nebo. 541-216-4579
Rum Creek
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Medford District
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BLM 21,347 90 Galice, OR 541-471-6500
Sturgill
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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
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USFS 20,192 72 15 Miles SW of Enterprise, OR. Intersection of Minam and North Minam Rivers 541-216-4579
Fires: 14
Acres: 59,095
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Alligator
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Colville National Forest
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USFS 800 0    
Bolt Creek
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Northwest Region-Department of Natural Resources
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ST 10,599 7 1.5 miles north of Skykomish, Washington 360-370-4170
Boulder Lake
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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
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USFS 797 0    
Boulder Mountain
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Northeast Region-Department of Natural Resources
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ST 2,310 86 Nine (9) miles northwest of Cusick, WA in the Tacoma Creek and Boulder Mountain area. 509-508-3389
Chilliwack Complex
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North Cascades National Park
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NPS 8,910 0 North Cascade National Park Complex, west of Ross Lake 360-391-7269
Goat Rocks
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Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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USFS 3,632 0 1.5 miles northeast of Packwood, Washington 360-370-4168
Irving Peak
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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USFS 3,700 7 Twenty-six miles northwest of Leavenworth, WA  
Kalama
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Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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USFS 350 5 Southeast of the Kalama Horse Camp on the south side of Mount St. Helens. 804-503-2363
Lake Toketie
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Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
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USFS 612 0 Fourteen miles northeast of Darrington, WA  
Minnow Ridge
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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USFS 1,220 0 Twenty-five miles north of Leavenworth, WA  
NW Pasayten Complex
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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USFS 20,181 0 NW Pasayten Wilderness, east of Ross Lake 509-557-0973
Slate Creek
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Colville National Forest
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USFS 820 0 Seven miles northeast from Metaline Falls, WA  
Thor
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Colville National Forest
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USFS 1,464 0 5 Miles east of Sullivan Lake Road 509-720-7418
White River
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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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USFS 3,700 10 Twenty-three miles northwest of Leavenworth, WA 509-202-4184
Fires: 1
Acres: 2,464
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Washakie Park
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Wind River Agency
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BIA 2,464 80 10 miles west of Fort Washakie, Wyoming 3073020075