National Fire News

National Preparedness Level 2 

as of May 21 at 7:30 a.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

Current hours for the National Fire Information Center are
(MST) 8:00 am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
208-387-5050

This report will be updated Monday through Friday.
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June 25, 2024

Nationwide, there are currently 15 uncontained large fires being fully suppressed, and 21 being managed under strategies other than full suppression. Approximately 6,400 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents across the country. So far in 2024, 20,176 wildfires have burned 2,223,801 acres. While the number of wildfires is below the 10-year average, the acres burned is above the 10-year-average of 1,553,112.

Complex incident management teams are assigned to the South Fork and Salt Fires in New Mexico, the Pioneer Fire in Washington, and the Oak Ridge Fire in Colorado. A type 1 incident management team is assigned to the Post Fire in California.

The national predictive services staff at the National Interagency Coordination Center released the National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for June through September. For additional information about the current outlook visit the Outlook page on the NICC site

As we approach the most firework-heavy holiday weekend of the summer, remember: Fireworks have no place on your public lands. Even consumer fireworks carry serious risks. Sparklers, which may seem child-safe, burn as hot as 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and can cause third-degree burns. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - burns, other injuries, wildfires, and even death. We all play a role in safety. Learn more about firework safety here: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Seasonal-fire-causes/Fireworks

Weather

Above normal temperatures are expected across much of the West into the central/southern Plains and Southeast. Isolated dry thunderstorms are possible over central California this morning into early afternoon, while mixed wet and dry thunderstorms develop over the eastern Sierra into western Nevada this afternoon. Isolated mixed wet and dry thunderstorms are possible after midnight tonight from northeast California into southeast Oregon and the northern Great Basin. Isolated to scattered mainly wet thunderstorms will develop over the Southwest into the Colorado Rockies. Dry conditions are forecast for much of the Appalachians to the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, where minimum relative humidity will fall below 35%, but scattered afternoon thunderstorms will develop across Florida. A cold front will bring scattered to widespread thunderstorms from eastern Kansas through the Mid-Mississippi Valley into the southern Great Lakes, with some storms likely to be severe along with areas of flooding. Temperatures will remain above normal across much of Alaska, with isolated thunderstorms across the central and eastern Interior. Moderate trade winds will continue across Hawai’i with scattered windward showers. 

Daily statistics
Number of new large fires or emergency response 
* New fires are identified with an asterisk
5 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
35
Acres from active fires 175,642
Fires contained 4
Year-to-date statistics
2024 (1/1/24-6/25/24) Fires: 20,176 Acres: 2,223,801
2023 (1/1/23-6/25/23) Fires: 22,619 Acres: 658,326
2022 (1/1/22-6/25/22) Fires: 32,557 Acres: 3,465,668
2021 (1/1/21-6/25/21) Fires: 29,773 Acres: 1,327,950
2020 (1/1/20-6/25/20) Fires: 23,236 Acres: 1,092,436
2019 (1/1/19-6/25/19) Fires: 18,331 Acres: 613,345
2018 (1/1/18-6/25/18) Fires: 27,993 Acres: 2,247,088
2017 (1/1/17-6/25/17) Fires: 28,453 Acres: 2,660,301
2016 (1/1/16-6/25/16) Fires: 24,168 Acres: 2,004,924
2015 (1/1/15-6/25/15) Fires: 26,754 Acres: 1,007,366
2014 (1/1/14-6/25/14) Fires: 24,969 Acres: 859,346
10-year average Year-to-Date
2014-2023 Fires: 25,736 Acres: 1,553,112
Current Wildfires
Fires: 18
Acres: 89,234
New: 3
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
American Creek 
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Southwest Area 
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ST 976 0    
Aniak River 
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Southwest Area 
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ST 1,876 0 Thirty miles southeast of Aniak, AK  
Clear 
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Alaska Fire Service - Military Zone 
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BLM 8,657 0 Started on DOD land 17 miles west of Salcha, AK 907-356-5511
* Crater Mountain 
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Southwest Area 
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ST 1,500 0 Seventeen miles west of Takotna, AK  
Cribby Creek 
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Southwest Area 
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ST 400 9 Four miles northeast of Red Devil, AK  
Deep 
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Alaska Fire Service - Tanana Zone 
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BLM 197 0 Started on DNR land eight miles southwest of Lake Minchumina, AK  
Goldbug 
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Alaska Fire Service - Galena Zone 
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BLM 7,421 0    
* Little Underhill Creek 
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Southwest Area 
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ST 842 0 Twenty-nine miles west of Lime Village, AK  
McDonald 
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Alaska Fire Service - Military Zone 
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BLM 50,262 0 Started on DOD land 28 miles southwest of North Pole, AK  
Midnight 
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Alaska Fire Service - Upper Yukon Zone 
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BLM 1,000 0 Started on private land 82 miles southeast of Chalkyitsik, AK  
Naluk 
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Alaska Fire Service - Galena Zone 
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BLM 300 0 Started on FWS land 16 miles southeast of Kiana, AK  
Owhat River 
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Southwest Area 
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ST 703 0 Eighteen miles northeast of Chuathbluk, AK  
Owl 
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Alaska Fire Service - Upper Yukon Zone 
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BLM 3,148 0 Started on FWS land 58 miles northwest of Circle, AK  
Portage 
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Southwest Area 
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ST 1,500 1    
* South Fork George River 
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Southwest Area 
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ST 5,043 0    
Togiak River 
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Southwest Area 
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ST 644 0 Started on FWS land 42 miles northwest of Aleknagik, AK  
Tututalak 
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Alaska Fire Service - Galena Zone 
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BLM 500 0 Thirty-three miles northeast of Noatak, AK  
Urgoon 
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Alaska Fire Service - Galena Zone 
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BLM 4,265 0 Started on NPS land land 56 miles west of Kivalina, AK  
Fires: 2
Acres: 4,164
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Cienega Creek 
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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest 
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USFS 230 51 Nine miles southwest of Alpine, AZ  
Foote 
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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest 
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USFS 3,934 0 12 miles south of Alpine AZ  
Fires: 4
Acres: 40,727
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Aero 
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Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit 
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ST 5,351 90 Four miles north of Copperopolis, CA  
* Apache 
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Butte Unit 
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ST 618 1 Three miles southeast of Palermo, CA  
Post 
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Los Angeles County Fire Department 
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ST 15,563 90 Four miles southeast of Frazier Park, CA  
Sites 
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Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit 
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ST 19,195 86 Eight miles northwest of Maxwell, CA  
Point 
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Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit 
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ST 1,207 100 Six miles west of Geyserville, CA  
Fires: 1
Acres: 276
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Oak Ridge 
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Pike and San Isabel National Forest 
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USFS 276 0    
Interlaken 
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Pike and San Isabel National Forest 
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USFS 704 100 Seven miles southwest of Leadville, CO  
Fires: 1
Acres: 833
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Wawa 
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Avon Park Air Force Base 
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DoD 833 51 Twelve miles northeast of Sebring, FL  
Fires: 3
Acres: 27,999
New: 0
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Encerrita 
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El Malpais National Monument 
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NPS 2,496 0 Seventeen miles northeast of Milan, NM  
Salt 
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Mescalero Agency 
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BIA 7,947 38 Seven miles southwest of Ruidoso, NM  
South Fork 
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Mescalero Agency 
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BIA 17,556 54    
Antone 
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Gila National Forest 
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USFS 12,395 100 Fifteen miles northeast of Aragon, NM  
Fires: 1
Acres: 545
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Morris Marina Road 
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North Carolina Forest Service 
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ST 545 90 One mile northeast of Atlantic, NC  
Fires: 2
Acres: 1,854
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
0277 Long Bend RV 
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Prineville District 
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BLM 1,024 50 Two miles southwest of Maupin, OR  
Upper Applegate 3900 
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Medford Unit 
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ST 830 41    
Fires: 1
Acres: 2,398
New: 0
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Little Twist 
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Fishlake National Forest 
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USFS 2,398 15 Five miles southeast of Beaver, UT  
Big Draw 
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Uintah and Ouray Agency 
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BIA 457 100 Five miles northwest of Neola, UT  
Fires: 2
Acres: 7,612
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
1980 Slide Ranch 
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Yakama Agency 
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BIA 3,054 30 Four miles south of White Swan, WA  
Pioneer 
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Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources 
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ST 4,558 0