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National Preparedness Level 5

as of August 10 at 4:00 pm MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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August 23, 2017

Firefighters are making progress on the 42 large fires burning in eight western states and Louisiana.. More than 18,600 firefighters and support personnel are assigned to wildfires. Managers are preparing for predicted weather conditions across the West.

Weather: Scattered thunderstorms will form across much of the West from Oregon and the Sierras, across the Great Basin, and to the central and southern Rockies. Most storms will produce some rainfall but amounts will vary with most being light. Locally heavy rain is possible in the Four Corners states. High pressure will drop into the center of the country, brining drier weather to the northern and central Plains while pushing a cold front into the South and toward the Ohio Valley. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will form along the front from West Texas to New England. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will also form across the Southeast. Temperatures will cool across the Midwest, the Great Lakes, and New England. Warm to hot weather will remain in the South and across much of the West. A cold front approaching the Northwest will drop temperatures along the Cascades.

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Daily statistics 8/23/17
Number of new large fires 3 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.
42

California (6)
Idaho (2)
Louisiana (1)
Montana (11)
Nevada (2)
Oregon (12)
Utah (1)
Washington (6)
Wyoming (1)

Acres from active fires 523,390
Fires contained 1
Year-to-date statistics
2017 (1/1/17 - 8/23/17) Fires: 43,210 Acres: 6,500,842
2016 (1/1/16 - 8/23/16) Fires: 39,102 Acres: 4,296,790
2015 (1/1/15 - 8/23/15) Fires: 42,519 Acres: 7,487,737
2014 (1/1/14 - 8/23/14) Fires: 37,814 Acres: 2,683,805
2013 (1/1/13 - 8/23/13) Fires: 32,733 Acres: 3,492,201
2012 (1/1/12 - 8/23/12) Fires: 43,104 Acres: 7,106,319
2011 (1/1/11 - 8/23/11) Fires: 50,471 Acres: 6,620,448
2010 (1/1/10 - 8/23/10) Fires: 42,263 Acres: 2,456,258
2009 (1/1/09 - 8/23/09) Fires: 63,762 Acres: 5,130,478
2008 (1/1/08 - 8/23/08) Fires: 63,030 Acres: 4,432,991
2007 (1/1/07 - 8/23/07) Fires: 63,618 Acres: 6,556,419
Annual average prior 10 years
2006-2016 Fires: 47,522 Acres: 5,159,998
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
California Fires: 6 Acres: 61,218 New: 0 Contained: 0
Eclipse Complex (6098) Klamath National Forest FS 37,228 19 5 miles east of Happy Camp 530-493-1520
Indian Inyo National Forest FS 2,295 80 16 miles west of Olancha 760-873-2427
Orleans Complex Six Rivers National Forest FS 8,621 51 15 miles southwest of Happy Camp 619-359-3415
Ruth Complex Six Rivers National Forest FS 4,736 97 4 miles south of Ruth 707-441-3673
Salmon River Complex Six Rivers National Forest FS 8,954 15 9 miles west of Etna 530-572-1136
Squirrel Plumas National Forest FS 300 75 2 miles north of Quincy  
South Fork Yosemite National Park NPS 3,820 22 15 miles north of Oakhurst 209-379-5322
Idaho Fires: 2 Acres: 37,890 New: 0 Contained: 0
Hanover Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forest FS 16,404 49 4 miles northeast of Florence 208-559-5367
Highline Payette National Forest FS 21,486 0 28 miles southeast of Afton 208-559-5367
Louisiana Fires: 1 Acres: 900 New: 0 Contained: 0
River Otter Sabine National Wildlife Refuge FWS 900 95 8 miles south of Hackberry  
Montana Fires: 11 Acres: 144,064 New: 0 Contained: 0
Blue Bay Flathead Agency BIA 490 40 10 miles northeast of Polson 406-370-4125
Dud Miles City District BLM 1,000 0 3 miles northeast of Ashland  
Gibralter Ridge Kootenai National Forest FS 3,564 41 7 miles east of Eureka 406-250-8205
Liberty Flathead Agency BIA 8,071 10 17 miles southeast of Arlee 406-272-4354
Lolo Peak Lolo National Forest FS 32,328 14 9 miles west of Carlton 406-272-5433
Meyers Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest FS 15,600 5 25 miles southwest of Philipsburg 406-859-9107
Rice Ridge Lolo National Forest FS 16,117 64 6 miles north of Seeley Lake 406-813-0527
Sapphire Complex Lolo National Forest FS 38,349 49 15 miles southeast of Clinton 406-540-3589
Sunrise Lolo National Forest FS 25,103 50 11 miles east of Superior 406-822-9084
Tamarack Northwestern Land Office, DNR FS 407 80 22 miles northwest of Marion 406-647-0407
Wolverine Blackfeet Agency BIA 3,035 60 10 miles northeast of St. Mary  
Nevada Fires: 2 Acres: 1,050 New: 2 Contained: 0
* Lyons Carson City District BLM 750 0 15 miles east of Carson City  
* Two Dens Carson City District BLM 300 20 5 miles east of Eastgate  
Oregon Fires: 12 Acres: 233,726 New: 1 Contained: 0
Chetco Bar Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FS 97,758 0 16 miles east of Selma 541-247-3680
Falcon Complex Umpqua National Forest FS 3,300 20 25 miles east of Tiller 541-825-3761
High Cascades Complex Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest FS 12.180 68 9 miles northeast of Prospect 541-316-8352
Jones Willamette National Forest FS 5,462 18 10 miles northeast of Lowell 541-937-5219
* Horse Creek Complex Willamette National Forest FS 731 0 7 miles south of Belknap Springs  
Milli Deschutes National Forest FS 11,236 22 9 miles west of Sisters 541-719-8135
Miller Complex Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FS 11,022 11 17 miles east of Cave Junction 805-550-6905
Nena Springs Warm Springs Agency BIA 68,135 75 7 miles northeast of Simnasho 541- 553-3275
Rebel Willamette National Forest FS 2,648 17 22 miles north of Oakridge 541-719-8371
Staley Willamette National Forest FS 941 12 23 miles south of Oakridge 541-782-8207
Umpqua North Complex Umpqua National Forest FS 11,680 1 50 miles east of Roseberg 541-378-6944
Whitewater Willamette National Forest FS 8,633 30 10 miles east of Idanha 541-719-8371
Utah Fires: 1 Acres: 1,600 New: 0 Contained: 0
Tank Hollow Uinta/Wasatch-Cache National Forest FS 1,600 42 8 miles northwest of Tucker  
Washington Fires: 6 Acres: 40,052 New: 0 Contained: 1
American Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 131 0 11 miles west of Cliffdell  
Bridge Creek Colville Agency BIA 2,440 29 11 miles northeast of Keller 509-634-7332
Diamond Creek Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 30,922 55 2 miles southeast of Manning Point 503-765-5724
Jolly Mountain Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 916 0 13 miles northwest of Cle Elum 505-303-0057
Noisy Creek Colville National Forest FS 4,000 70 6 miles southeast of Metaline 208-502-1135
Norse Peak Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 1,643 8 11 miles west of Cliffdell 509-658-2475
Reach Mid-Columbia National Wildlife Refuge FWS 665 100 25 miles west of Connell  
Wyoming Fires: 1 Acres: 2,890 New: 0 Contained: 0
Pole Creek Valdez-Copper River Area, DOF FS 2,890 40 28 miles southeast of Afton 208-859-2682