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National Preparedness Level 2 

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

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June 19, 2024

17 large, uncontained fires are currently being managed under full suppression strategies nationwide, while 11 are being managed with strategies other than full suppression. Five incident management teams have been deployed.

To date, 19,034 wildfires have burned 2,128,208 acres nationwide in 2024. This is fewer total fires, but more total acres than the 10-year averages. 

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

To err is human, but when it comes to wildfires, human error can lead to mass destruction. Each year, thousands of fires in the United States are caused by people. The major causes of these fires are from loss of control of debris burning; unattended and improperly extinguished or not extinguished campfires; and sparks or heat transfer from the use of vehicles and equipment like chain saws or recreational vehicles including trailers. Become a part of the solution. Learn more on how you can safely play and work around our natural resources on our public lands. Prepare for wildfire - Ready, Set, Go! https://www.readyforwildfire.org/prepare-for-wildfire/ready-set-go/

Weather

Southerly flow will bring moisture out of the Gulf of Mexico across the southern Plains and into eastern New Mexico and eastern Colorado today, increasing relative humidity in those areas over recent days and inducing widely scattered showers, thunderstorms and wetting rains. Along the western edge of the main plume of moisture, isolated dry thunderstorms are possible over west New Mexico and far eastern Arizona. Surface winds in northwestern New Mexico will also be strong with sustained speeds upwards of 20 mph this afternoon. The moisture from the Gulf will also produce thunderstorms and heavy rainfall over the Gulf Coast and the southern half of Texas, while another band of scattered thunderstorms extends across Kansas and the Middle Mississippi Valley. Elsewhere across the west, temperatures will rebound toward seasonably normal, with the Pacific Northwest reach slightly above normal as high pressure begins to rebuild across the region. An intense heat wave will persist in the Northeast and Great Lakes Region, and strong easterly winds may develop over northern Florida. Alaska will continue under warm and dry conditions today with high temperatures across the interior reaching the high 70s and into the 80s in some areas and relative humidity reaching the 20-30%. Isolated thunderstorms are possible across the interior through this evening, with widely scattered afternoon thunderstorms and frequent lightning over the eastern interior. 

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.
27
Acres from active fires 144,331
Fires contained 6
Year-to-date statistics
2024 (1/1/24-6/19/24) Fires: 19,034 Acres: 2,128,208
2023 (1/1/23-6/19/23) Fires: 21,799 Acres: 632,415
2022 (1/1/22-6/19/22) Fires: 30,772 Acres: 3,189,617
2021 (1/1/21-6/19/21) Fires: 28,588 Acres: 1,054,544
2020 (1/1/20-6/19/20) Fires: 22,328 Acres: 976,303
2019 (1/1/19-6/19/19) Fires: 17,582 Acres: 481,554
2018 (1/1/18-6/19/18) Fires: 27,134 Acres: 2,139,641
2017 (1/1/17-6/19/17) Fires: 27,578 Acres: 2,540,723
2016 (1/1/16-6/19/16) Fires: 23,085 Acres: 1,933,172
2015 (1/1/15-6/19/15) Fires: 25,409 Acres: 549,011
2014 (1/1/14-6/19/14) Fires: 24,008 Acres: 823,195
10-year average Year-to-Date
2014-2023 Fires: 24,640 Acres: 1,419,250
Current Wildfires
Fires: 5
Acres: 38,272
New: 0
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Goldbug 
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Alaska Fire Service - Galena Zone 
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BLM 1,500 0    
McDonald 
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Alaska Fire Service - Military Zone 
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BLM 35,618 0 Started on DOD land 28 miles southwest of North Pole, AK  
Owl 
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Alaska Fire Service - Upper Yukon Zone 
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BLM 304 0 Started on FWS land 58 miles northwest of Circle, AK  
Tututalak 
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Alaska Fire Service - Galena Zone 
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BLM 500 0 Started on NPS land 64 miles northwest of Kivalina, AK  
Urgoon 
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Alaska Fire Service - Galena Zone 
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BLM 350 0 Started on NPS land land 56 miles west of Kivalina, AK  
Fires: 3
Acres: 2,170
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Bear 
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Fort Apache Agency 
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BIA 447 81 Thirty miles southwest of Show Low, AZ 928-333-6280
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 1,493 0 Thirteen miles northeast of Alpine, AZ  
Top 
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San Carlos Agency 
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BIA 3,375 100 Four miles northeast of Cutter, AZ  
Fires: 6
Acres: 39,533
New: 0
Contained: 3
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Aero 
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Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit 
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ST 5,351 23 Four miles north of Copperopolis, CA  
Hernandez 
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San Benito-Monterey Unit 
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ST 642 80 Sixteen miles northeast of King City, CA  
Hesperia 
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San Bernardino Unit 
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ST 1,078 91 Six miles southeast of Hesperia, CA  
Point 
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Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit 
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ST 1,207 50 Six miles west of Geyserville, CA  
Post 
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Los Angeles County Fire Department 
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ST 15,690 31 Four miles southeast of Frazier Park, CA  
Sites 
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Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit 
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ST 15,565 5 Eight miles northwest of Maxwell, CA  
Junes 
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Butte Unit 
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ST 1,056 100 Nine miles northeast of Gridley, CA  
Lisa 
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Riverside Unit 
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ST 890 100 Seven miles southwest of Beaumont, CA  
Stoddard 3 
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California Desert District 
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BLM 472 100 Thirteen miles southwest of Barstow, CA  
Fires: 3
Acres: 2,636
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Interlaken 
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Pike and San Isabel National Forest 
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USFS 745 86 Seven miles southwest of Leadville, CO  
* Rabbit Valley 
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Grand Junction Field Office 
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BLM 1,505 75 Thirteen miles west of Loma, CO  
Snow Ranch 
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San Juan National Forest 
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USFS 386 93 Seven miles northeast of Piedra, CO  
Fires: 5
Acres: 46,055
New: 2
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Antone 
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Gila National Forest 
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USFS 12,395 91 Fifteen miles northeast of Aragon, NM  
Encerrita 
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El Malpais National Monument 
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NPS 1,327 0 Seventeen miles northeast of Milan, NM  
Indios 
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Santa Fe National Forest 
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USFS 11,500 90 Seven miles north of Coyote, NM  
* Salt 
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Mescalero Agency 
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BIA 5,557 1 Seven miles southwest of Ruidoso, NM  
* South Fork 
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Mescalero Agency 
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BIA 15,276 0    
Fires: 1
Acres: 550
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 550 90 One mile northeast of Atlantic, NC  
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 0
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Trout Creek 
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Prineville District 
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BLM 725 100 Sixteen miles northeast of Madras, OR  
Fires: 2
Acres: 2,762
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Big Draw 
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Uintah and Ouray Agency 
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BIA 457 10 Five miles northwest of Neola, UT  
Little Twist 
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Fishlake National Forest 
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USFS 2,305 10 Five miles southeast of Beaver, UT  
Fires: 2
Acres: 12,353
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Beam Road 
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Spokane District 
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BLM 8,542 93 Six miles southwest of Zillah, WA  
Pioneer 
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Southeast Region-Department of Natural Resources 
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ST 3,811 0    
* Neff Road 
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Walla Walla County Fire Districts 
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ST 1,439 100