National Interagency Fire Center

 

National Preparedness Level 2

as of April 13 at 1 pm MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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May 25, 2018

No new large fires were reported yesterday. Five large fires have burned nearly 90,000 acres in five states. The Buzzard Fire in New Mexico burned actively yesterday, making a 2,200-acre run. A Type 2 Incident Management Team is now assigned to that fire.

It's Memorial Day weekend and many of us will leave the stress of everyday life and relax in a beautiful spot in the wildlands. The campfire completes the picture. If this sounds like you, remember obtain a campfire permit and check for local fire restrictions. Keep campfires small and clear the surrounding area of any flammable material. Always make sure a responsible person is near by. Remember, sparks fly and even a small breeze can fan the flames. When it’s time to go, drown fires with water and stir in some dirt. With a little campfire care, your spot will be there next time.

Weather: A weakened trough of low pressure will linger over the Intermountain West keeping the chances for convection going across the central Rockies, including the Four Corners. The Southwest will remain critical from Arizona east through New Mexico. In the East, the tropical low along the western coast of Florida will continue to slowly strengthen as it drifts north along the coastline. In Alaska, high pressure will amplify over the Interior producing overall warm and dry conditions although isolated storms east and north of Fairbanks. To the south, a strong low pressure system south of Unalaska Island will produce a strong southerly flow along the northern gulf coast and produce showers from the Alaskan Peninsula east to Sitka by afternoon.

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Daily statistics 5/25/17
Number of new large fires 1 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires.
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
4

Alabama (1)
Florida (1)
New Mexico (1)
Virginia (1)

Acres from active fires 89,796
Fires contained 1
Year-to-date statistics
2018 (1/1/18 - 5/25/18) Fires: 23,231 Acres: 1,691,204
2017 (1/1/17 - 5/25/17) Fires: 23,909 Acres: 2,166,428
2016 (1/1/16 - 5/25/16) Fires: 19,798 Acres: 1,574,679
2015 (1/1/15 - 5/25/15) Fires: 20,586 Acres: 384,732
2014 (1/1/14 - 5/25/14) Fires: 23,833 Acres: 603,644
2013 (1/1/13 - 5/25/13) Fires: 17,124 Acres: 236,670
2012 (1/1/12 - 5/25/12) Fires: 21,375 Acres: 595,644
2011 (1/1/11 - 5/25/11) Fires: 27,466 Acres: 2,947,718
2010 (1/1/10 - 5/25/10) Fires: 24,916 Acres: 420,104
2009 (1/1/09 - 5/25/09) Fires: 40,491 Acres: 1,340,537
2008 (1/1/08 - 5/25/08) Fires: 25,803 Acres: 1,446,137
Annual average prior 10 years
2008-2018 Fires: 24,384 Acres: 1,154,685
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Alabama Fires: 1 Acres: 478 New: 0 Contained: 0
CN 346-B Alabama Forest Service FS 478 80    
Arizona Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 0 Contained: 1
Pinery Coconino National Forest FS 1,200 100 6 miles southwest of Hilltop 602-540-1036
Florida Fires: 1 Acres: 82,461 New: 0 Contained: 0
Avian Complex Big Cypress National Preserve NPS 82,461 90 15 miles northeast of Everglades City 305-204-6659
Louisiana Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* 112 Kisatchie National Forest FS 659 100    
New Mexico Fires: 1 Acres: 4,800 New: 0 Contained: 0
Buzzard Gila National Forest FS 4,800 0 10 miles east of Reserve  
Virginia Fires: 1 Acres: 2,057 New: 0 Contained: 0
Tye River George Washington & Jefferson NF FS 2,057 80 1 mile southeast of Vesuvius 540-418-5660