National Fire News

National Preparedness Level 1

as of October 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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January 14, 2022

New large fires were reported Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. Wildland firefighters continue to work on the Longleaf Fire in Louisiana and the Cedar Slash Fire in Arkansas. All others were contained.

The Predictive Services staff at the National Interagency Fire Center released the National Wildland Significant Fire Potential Outlook for January through April. This outlook highlights areas of the country with the potential for an above normal number of wildfires.

 

Weather

Elevated to critical conditions are forecast for portions of eastern New Mexico into much of west Texas today, with westerly wind gusts up to 50 mph and minimum relative humidity near 10%. Dry and breezy conditions are likely to continue through the weekend into early next week due to downslope flow and frontal passages. Offshore winds are also likely in southern California today into tomorrow with gusts to 50 mph possible, but rainfall over the past month has mitigated the fire threat. Heavy snowfall is likely across portions of the northern Plains into the Midwest today and tonight, but much of the central and southern Plains will remain dry. A strong storm system will develop over the South and track northeast along and east of the Appalachians this weekend through Monday. This Nor-easter will bring widespread and heavy precipitation to the Appalachians and East Coast, including heavy snow and freezing rain. Strong winds will also develop near the coast and over wind-favored areas in the Appalachians. Well below normal temperatures are expected across much of the central and eastern US mid to late next week, with generally above normal temperatures and dry conditions likely for much of the West through mid-next week.

Daily statistics
Number of new large fires or emergency response

* New fires are identified with an asterisk
8 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
2
Acres from active fires 1,005
Fires contained 6
Year-to-date statistics
2022 (1/1/22-1/14/22) Fires: 457 Acres: 7,080
2020 (1/1/20-1/14/20) Fires: 544 Acres: 12,926
2019 (1/1/19-1/14/19) Fires: 254 Acres: 2,231
2018 (1/1/18-1/14/18) Fires: 994 Acres: 7,132
2017 (1/1/17-1/14/17) Fires: 467 Acres: 9,071
2016 (1/1/16-1/14/16) Fires: 161 Acres: 222
2015 (1/1/15-1/14/15) Fires: 299 Acres: 808
2014 (1/1/14-1/14/14) Fires: 260 Acres: 3,335
2013 (1/1/13-1/14/13) Fires: 117 Acres: 3,028
2012 (1/1/12-1/14/12) Fires: 1,018 Acres: 49,820
10-year average Year-to-Date
2012-2021 Fires: 411 Acres: 8,544
Current Wildfires
Fires: 1
Acres: 150
New: 1
Contained: 0
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Cedar Slash

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Ouachita National Forest

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USFS 150 35 Two miles northeast of Uniontown, AR
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Pottawatomie Creek

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Franklin County

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CNTY 400 100
Fires: 1
Acres: 855
New: 3
Contained: 2
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Longleaf

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Kisatchie National Forest

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USFS 855 90 Seven miles north of Pitkin, LA
* Bulldog

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Kisatchie National Forest

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USFS 597 100
* Dolly

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Kisatchie National Forest

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USFS 1,600 100
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Pajarito

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Capitan District

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ST 420 100
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Schooler Lake

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Oklahoma Division of Forestry

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ST 176 100
Fires: 0
Acres: 0
New: 1
Contained: 1
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Beaver Pond

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Texas A & M Forest Service

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ST 420 100