National Interagency Fire Center

 

National Preparedness Level 2

as of October 18 at 2 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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October 21, 2019

Fourteen large fires have burned more than 62,746 acres in five states. Currently, six geographic areas have active large fires.

Weather: The Sundowner wind event that has been bringing gusty dry offshore winds to Southern California for the last few days will weaken today. The easterly Mono Winds of Central California will become active on Wednesday before tapering off on Friday. Gusty westerly Chinook winds will kick up along the Front Range of the Rockies again today and tomorrow before dropping off Wednesday. The Southern High Plains will also be breezy and dry again today. No precipitation is expected over the southwest continental United States (CONUS) for several more days. Elsewhere, a weather system now over the northern plains will slowly drift into Ontario by mid-week. A cold front associated with this low pressure system extends south from the storm center all the way to the Gulf States. This front will move east over the next couple of days and will bring a shot of rain to much of the eastern half of the CONUS over these next couple of days, further mitigating the drought conditions previously plaguing the southeastern portion of the country.

Daily statistics 10/21/19
Number of new large fires or emergency response 2 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
14

Arizona (1)
California (6)
Colorado (4)
Texas (1)
Utah (2)

Acres from active fires 62,764
Fires contained 0
Year-to-date statistics
2019 (1/1/19 - 10/21/19) Fires: 43,746 Acres: 4,467,200
2018 (1/1/18 - 10/21/18) Fires: 50,209 Acres: 8,159,036
2017 (1/1/17 - 10/21/17) Fires: 51,960 Acres: 8,819,247
2016 (1/1/16 - 10/21/16) Fires: 49,981 Acres: 4,992,917
2015 (1/1/15 - 10/21/15) Fires: 52,648 Acres: 9,366,445
2014 (1/1/14 - 10/21/14) Fires: 42,575 Acres: 3,251,256
2013 (1/1/13 - 10/2113) Fires: 40,173 Acres: 4,146,588
2012 (1/1/12 - 10/21/12) Fires: 50,705 Acres: 8,958,463
2011 (1/1/11 - 10/21/11) Fires: 64,060 Acres: 8,232,443
2010 (1/1/10 - 10/21/10) Fires: 62,098 Acres: 3,058,722
2009 (1/1/09 - 10/21/09) Fires: 73,005 Acres: 5,711,184
10-year average Year-to-Date
2009-2018 Fires: 53,636 Acres: 6,470,671
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Arizona Fires: 1 Acres: 16,400 New: 0 Contained: 0
Ikes Grand Canyon National Park NPS 16,400 80 60 miles southwest of Paige 928-643-8110
California Fires: 6 Acres: 33,948 New: 2 Contained: 2
Briceburg Merced-Mariposa Unit, Cal Fire ST 5,563 98 8 miles north of Mariposa 844-668-3473
Caples Eldorado National Forest FS 3,434 61 18 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe 530 303-2412
Real Santa Barbara County Fire Department CNTY/Local 420 80 12 miles north of Golenta  
Saddle Ridge Los Angeles Fire Department FS 8,799 78 5 miles northwest of San Fernando 626-574-5208
South Shasta-Trinity National Forest FS 5,332 75 15 miles south of Platina 530-628-0039
Taboose Inyo National Forest FS 10,400 75 6 miles southwest of Big Pine 760-873-2427
Colorado Fires: 4 Acres: 11,445 New: 2 Contained: 2
Cow Creek Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison NF FS 785 0 9 miles east of Ridgeway 970-589-0842
Decker Rio Grande National Forest FS 8,705 30 9 miles south of Salida 719-626-1095
Granite Lake White River National Forest FS 720 2 13 miles southeast of Meredith 970-963-2266
Middle Mamm White River National Forest FS 1,235 34 11 miles south of Rifle 970-930-1548
Texas Fires: 1 Acres: 400 New: 2 Contained: 1
* Double Mountain Texas A&M Forest Service PRI 400 40 45 miles east of Abilene  
* Haskell Texas A&M Forest Service PRI 150 100    
Utah Fires: 2 Acres: 553 New: 0 Contained: 0
Skull Flat 2 Fishlake National Forest FS 450 0 7 miles east of Beaver  
Swasey Peak Richfield Field Office BLM 103 0 1 mile southeast of Mesa