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

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November 11, 2022

Nineteen new large fires were reported last week, most of them in the Southern Area. Currently, 45 large fires have burned 11,358 acres in 8 states. Nearly 600 people are assigned to incidents in the Southern, Eastern and Southwest areas.

To date, 61,390 wildfires have burned 7,251,835 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 6,859,200 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

A cold front will move through east Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley today bringing showers and thunderstorms with widespread wetting rain. The front will also move through the Appalachians and Northeast into Saturday and merge with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole with widespread wetting rain and localized flooding. Fire activity in the central Appalachians and Upper Ohio Valley will subside with the rainfall. Meanwhile, well below normal temperatures are forecast across much of the Plains through the weekend and spread into the Appalachians behind the cold front. Reinforcing cold fronts, with potential Arctic air is likely for much of next week as well. Cold northerly flow is expected across the West into next week, with below normal temperatures and drier than normal condition for the Intermountain West and West Coast. Offshore winds are possible across California mid- next week, but the strength and duration remain uncertain. Regardless, any offshore winds will be mitigated by the heavy precipitation received early this week. Dry and breezy conditions are also likely across the central and southern High Plains at times into next week, with elevated to critical conditions most likely over the central High Plains Sunday. Snow is likely near the Continental Divide at times, with potential heavy snow over Montana and the southern Rockies into the southern High Plains due to the passage of the cold fronts early next week. Above normal precipitation due to the stalling of the fronts is also likely near the Gulf Coast next week. 

Daily statistics
Number of new large fires or emergency response
* New fires are identified with an asterisk
48 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
19
Acres from active fires 11,358
Fires contained 30
Year-to-date statistics
2022 (1/1/22-11/14/22) Fires: 61,390 Acres: 7,251,835
2021 (1/1/21-11/14/21) Fires: 49,752 Acres: 6,546,939
2020 (1/1/20-11/14/20) Fires: 50,012 Acres: 8,755,129
2019 (1/1/19-11/14/19) Fires: 45,959 Acres: 4,602,023
2018 (1/1/18-11/14/18) Fires: 51,898 Acres: 8,512,844
2017 (1/1/17-11/14/17) Fires: 54,230 Acres: 8,893,593
2016 (1/1/16-11/14/16) Fires: 57,091 Acres: 5,137,769
2015 (1/1/15-11/14/15) Fires: 55,256 Acres: 9,809,607
2014 (1/1/14-11/14/14) Fires: 50,374 Acres: 3,440,493
2013 (1/1/13-11/14/13) Fires: 43,055 Acres: 4,115,243
2012 (1/1/12-11/14/12) Fires: 53,650 Acres: 9,141,742
10-year average Year-to-Date
2012-2021 Fires: 52,007 Acres: 6,859,200
Current Wildfires
Fires: 1
Acres: 808
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Prairie
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San Carlos Agency
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BIA 808 79 Twenty-eight miles northeast of Bylas, AZ  
Fires: 1
Acres: 115
New: 4
Contained: 3
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Miona Rd.
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Georgia Forestry Commission
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ST 115 85 Six miles northeast of Marshallville, GA  
* Black Bluff Rd.
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Georgia Forestry Commission
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ST 125 100    
* Landing Road
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Georgia Forestry Commission
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ST 210 100    
* Rocky Lane
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Georgia Forestry Commission
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ST 179 100    
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 2
Contained: 2
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Tallent
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Leavenworth County
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CNTY 140 100    
* Towns and 50
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Finney County
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CNTY 360 100    
Fires: 10
Acres: 6,243
New: 27
Contained: 17
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Bear Fork
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 147 75 Started on private land three miles southwest of Dorton, KY  
* Birch Branch
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 122 0 Two miles southeast of Salyersville, KY  
* Bowling Creek Rd.
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 700 0 Started on private land three miles northeast of Buckhorn, KY  
* Cat Hollow
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Daniel Boone National Forest
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USFS 200 0 Three miles east of Roark, KY  
* Cut Gap
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Daniel Boone National Forest
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USFS 2,048 25 Seven miles southeast of Mount Vernon, KY  
* McPeak Branch
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 275 0 Started two miles north of Jenkins, KY  
* Meadow Branch
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 1,323 60 Started on private land 10 miles south of Jackson, KY  
* Old House Road
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 303 0 Six miles southwest of Elkfork, KY  
* RT 581
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 125 80 Three miles southwest of Lowmansville, KY  
* Spruce Pine
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Daniel Boone National Forest
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USFS 1,000 10 Three miles southwest of Helton, KY  
* Card Mountain Road
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 275 100    
* Chamberlain Branch
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 270 100    
* Collins Creek
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 378 100    
* Emmanuel Hollow
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 115 100    
* Hannah’s Branch
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 120 100    
* Highland Turner Road
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 257 100    
* Laurel Fork
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 175 100    
* Limbo Hollow
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 400 100    
* Pitts Road
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 635 100    
* Ricketts Hollow
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 394 100    
* Right Fork Oakley
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 179 100    
* Sanford Drive
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 209 100    
* Stidham Branch
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 105 100    
* Sunset
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 150 100    
* Tick Ridge 2
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 124 100    
* Upper Pompey 2
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 102 100    
* Upper Wolf Creek 3
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Kentucky Division of Forestry
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ST 294 100    
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 2
Contained: 2
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* 312106 Schmidt
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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ST 500 100    
* 312107 Braun
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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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ST 100 100    
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 2
Contained: 2
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* 3109 D
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Mark Twain National Forest
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USFS 217 100    
* Burks
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Mark Twain National Forest
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USFS 729 100    
Fires: 1
Acres: 105
New: 2
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Unicoi Gap
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National Forests in North Carolina
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USFS 105 90 Seventeen miles northwest of Murphy, NC  
* Pine Road
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North Carolina Forest Service
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ST 605 100    
Fires: 1
Acres: 1,337
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Kimble Complex
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Wayne National Forest
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USFS 1,337 5 Six miles southeast of South Webster, OH  
Fires: 2
Acres: 330
New: 4
Contained: 3
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Isha Lane
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Tennessee Division of Forestry
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ST 230 95 Seven miles northeast of Welchland, TN  
* New River Highway
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Tennessee Division of Forestry
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ST 100 0 Started on private land six miles northeast of Fork Mountain, TN  
* Highway 25 West
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Tennessee Division of Forestry
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ST 274 100    
I-4
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Tennessee Division of Forestry
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ST 250 100 Two miles northwest of Cardiff, TN  
* Rocky Flats Road
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Tennessee Division of Forestry
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ST 177 100    
Fires: 1
Acres: 1,500
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Widgeon
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McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge
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FWS 1,500 25    
Fires: 2
Acres: 920
New: 2
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Fall Hurd
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Virginia Department of Forestry
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ST 220 98 Two miles east of Blackwater, VA  
* Hurricane
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Virginia Department of Forestry
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ST 700 50 Five miles northwest of Council, VA