National Interagency Fire Center

 

National Preparedness Level 1

as of November 11 at 6 p.m. MST (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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January 22, 2021

Nationally, 18 new large fires were reported in nine states. A significant wind event in California caused several new wildfires this week. Firefighters continue to work on two large fires in California and one in Oklahoma. Twenty large fires were contained this week.

Weather

The upper-level ridge that has been mostly over California or just offshore has migrated farther west in the north Pacific, which will allow storms to track farther south across California and the Intermountain West. As a result, multiple upper-level troughs will move southeast from the Gulf of Alaska into the West over the next week with widespread precipitation, including heavy snow in the mountains, expected across the West. The heaviest precipitation is likely to move into California and the Southwest mid to late next week with the Southwest receiving precipitation this weekend into early next week. Widespread precipitation is also likely across the Southeast and into the central Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic over the next week. However, parts of the Gulf Coast and much of the Florida Peninsula will remain mostly dry. Additionally, much of the northern Plains and High Plains are likely to remain dry through next week. Dry and windy periods are likely on the Plains in this progressive pattern, which could result in occasional locally elevated to critical fire weather conditions.

Daily statistics 1/22/21
Number of new large fires or emergency response
New fires are identified with an asterisk
18 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
3
  • California (2)
  • Oklahoma (1)
Acres from active fires 1,204
Fires contained 20
Year-to-date statistics
2021 (1/1/21-1/22/21) Fires: 1,265 Acres: 22,745
2020 (1/1/20-1/22/20) Fires: 724 Acres: 13,820
2019 (1/1/19-1/22/19) Fires: 408 Acres: 3,514
2018 (1/1/18-1/22/18) Fires: 1,680 Acres: 18,215
2017 (1/1/17-1/22/17) Fires: 926 Acres: 14,762
2016 (1/1/16-1/22/16) Fires: 313 Acres: 1,563
2015 (1/1/15-1/22/15) Fires: 909 Acres: 11,875
2014 (1/1/14-1/22/14) Fires: 836 Acres: 8,223
2013 (1/1/13-1/22/13) Fires: 341 Acres: 3,769
2012 (1/1/12-1/22/12) Fires: 1,635 Acres: 59,966
2011 (1/1/11-1/22/11) Fires: 1,130 Acres: 10,551
10-year average Year-to-Date
2011-2020 Fires: 768 Acres: 12,934

Arizona Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Sour
Prescott National Forest
USFS 1,200 100
California Fires: 2 Acres: 1,089 New: 3 Contained: 1    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Abernathy
Stanislaus National Forest
USFS 374 50 13 miles southeast of Lee Vining, CA
* Bonita
Riverside Unit
ST 715 90 Four miles southeast of Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 909-383-5688
* Wolf
Kern County Fire Department
ST 865 100
Kansas Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Heath
Lane County
CNTY 800 100
Mississippi Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 3 Contained: 3    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Abby Rd
Mississippi Forestry Commission
ST 108 100
* Burge Rd
Mississippi Forestry Commission
ST 104 100
* Co Rd 545
Mississippi Forestry Commission
ST 194 100
Montana Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 3 Contained: 4    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Cap Rock
Garfield County
ST 378 100
* Great Divide
Dawson County
ST 3,202 100
North Delphia
Musselshell County
ST 1,256 100 8 miles north of Delphia, MT
* Powerpole
Treasure County
ST 1,200 100
North Dakota Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Windy
North Dakota State Forest Service
ST 15,645 100
Oklahoma Fires: 1 Acres: 115 New: 4 Contained: 3    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Sonny Gile
Oklahoma Division of Forestry
ST 115 89 11 miles south of Stilwell, OK
* 21
Oklahoma Division of Forestry
ST 404 100
* Big Boy

145 100
* Braidwood
Oklahoma Division of Forestry
ST 106 100
South Dakota Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Pivot CA
South Dakota Wildland Fire Suppression
ST 734 100
Texas Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 5    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Campbell
Texas A & M Forest Service
ST 320 100 5 miles east of Olney, TX 936-217-7013
* Crestonio
Texas A & M Forest Service ST 300 100  
Geese
Texas A & M Forest Service
ST 453 100 8 miles north of Lampasas, TX 2546338612
May
Texas A & M Forest Service
ST 780 100 16 miles north of Brownwood, TX 936-217-7013
Old Lake
Texas A & M Forest Service
ST 374 100 5 miles southeast of Winters, TX 936-217-7013