National Interagency Fire Center

 

National Preparedness Level 4

as of August 3 at 2 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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August 5, 2020

New large fires were reported in Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming. Forty-six large fires have burned more than 272,000 acres in 11 states. Firefighters continue to make progress toward containment goals on many large fires in the West.

Two MAFFS C-130 airtankers and support personnel from the 146th Airlift Wing (California Air National Guard) have been deployed to McClellan Airfield, CA, in support of wildland fire operations.

During this unprecedented time, the safety of the public and all wildland fire responders is always the number one priority for all wildland fire agencies. For more information and links to the Geographic Area Plans, visit the NIFC COVID-19 page.

Weather

Isolated to widely scattered wet/dry thunderstorms are likely across portions of northern California, northern Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho. Thunderstorms may continue overnight into eastern Washington, northern Idaho, and western Montana. Hot, dry, and breezy conditions will develop across inland portions of southern California, southern Great Basin, and southwest Texas. Thunderstorms will develop across eastern Arizona and through much of the southern and central Rocky Mountains and onto the Plains. A cold front will continue to push eastward through the Appalachians with rain and thunderstorms expected along the Atlantic Coast.

Daily statistics8/5/20
Number of new large fires or emergency response 4 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
46

Alaska (9)
Arizona (6)
California (10)
Colorado (4)
Montana (2)
Nevada (4)
Oregon (2)
Texas (3)
Utah (2)
Washington (2)
Wyoming (1)

Acres from active fires 272,958
Fires contained 6
Year-to-date statistics
2020 (1/1/20 - 8/4/20) Fires: 32,808 Acres: 2,249,108
2019 (1/1/19 - 8/4/19) Fires: 27,171 Acres: 3,235,456
2018 (1/1/18 - 8/4/18) Fires: 38,692 Acres: 5,078,427
2017 (1/1/17 - 8/4/17) Fires: 39,741 Acres: 5,771,813
2016 (1/1/16 - 8/4/16) Fires: 35,061 Acres: 3,532,725
2015 (1/1/15 - 8/4/15) Fires: 36,959 Acres: 5,991,186
2014 (1/1/14 - 8/4/14) Fires: 34,367 Acres: 1,713,323
2013 (1/1/13 - 8/4/13) Fires: 30,500 Acres: 2,414,863
2012 (1/1/12 - 8/4/12) Fires: 38,436 Acres: 4,368,332
2011 (1/1/11 - 8/4/11) Fires: 47,125 Acres: 6,147,332
2010 (1/1/10 - 8/4/10) Fires: 38,133 Acres: 2,013,935
10-year average Year-to-Date
2010-2019 Fires: 36,621 Acres: 4,026,739

 

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Alaska Fires: 9 Acres: 27,407 New: 0 Contained: 0
Billy Hawk Creek Galena Zone BLM 2,240 95    
Clear Creek Military Zone BLM 1,285 0 10 miles south of Fairbanks  
Coleen Upper Yukon Zone BLM 1,542 0 50 miles northeast of Chalkyitsik  
Iwaktok Hill Southwest Area, Dept of Forestry BLM 13,030 0 69 mile southeast of Chevak  
Old Lost Upper Yukon Zone BLM 452 0 22 miles northeast of Stevens Village  
Sheenjek River Upper Yukon Zone BLM 5,736 0 23 miles east of Christian  
Tivehvun Lake Upper Yukon Zone BLM 829 0 31 miles south of Christian  
Wapoo Creek Galena Zone BLM 600 0    
Wapoo Creek 2 Galena Zone BLM 1,693 95 45 miles south of Poorman  
Arizona Fires: 6 Acres: 28,265 New: 0 Contained: 0
Cassadore Springs San Carlos Agency BIA 13,300 0 11 miles north of San Carlos 928-487-0798
Horseflat Truxton Canyon Agency BIA 600 95 30 miles northwest of Peach Springs  
Pig Coconino National Forest FS 495 20 4 miles northeast of Rim Rock 928-224-8306
Pine Prescott National Forest FS 2,184 90 16 miles west of Cordes Lakes  
Pine Hollow Arizona Strip District BLM 11,405 89 23 miles east of Fredonia 208-634-6566
Willow Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest FS 281 85 25 miles southwest of Winslow  
California Fires: 10 Acres: 153,940 New: 0 Contained: 1
Apple Riverside Unit, Cal Fire ST 26,850 20 1 mile northeast of Cherry Valley 909-383-5714
Dam Angeles National Forest FS 220 95 8 miles north of Azusa 626-759-6876
Gold Lassen-Modoc Unit, Cal Fire ST 22,634 96 5 miles south of Adin 530-505-1165
Hog Lassen-Modoc Unit, Cal Fire ST 9,564 96 10 miles west of Susanville 559-297-0706 x 4999
July Complex Modoc National Forest FS 83,261 97 36 miles northwest of Canby 530-208-5615
Pond San Luis Obispo Unit, Cal Fire ST 2,005 85 9 miles east of Santa Margarita  
Red Salmon Complex Six Rivers National Forest FS 3,420 0 14 miles northeast of Willow Creek 530-316-1042
S-4 Sheldon Northern California District BLM 1,802 85 40 miles northeast of Cedarville 530-260-0189
Stagecoach Central California District BLM 3,500 5 1 mile northeast of Cherry Valley 661 391 6000
Stump Lassen National Forest FS 684 42 14 miles west of Chester 530 310 3504
Sites Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit, Cal Fire ST 560 100 5 miles southeast of Storyford  
Colorado Fires: 4 Acres: 6,063 New: 0 Contained: 1
Goose Creek Rio Grande National Forest FS 171 75 14 miles southeast of Creed 719-588-7045
Irish Little Snake Field Office BLM 100 50 44 miles northeast of Vernal  
Pine Gulch Grand Junction Field Office BLM 5,685 5 18 miles north of Grand Junction 970-724-3027
Sand Creek San Juan National Forest FS 107 60 20 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs 970-426-5491
Pots Moffet County CNTY 235 100 27 miles northeast of Vernal  
Idaho Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 0 Contained: 1
Hubby Boise District BLM 455 100 6 miles southwest of Boise  
Montana Fires: 2 Acres: 5,209 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Horse Creek 2 Bighorn County CNTY 1,670 50 20 miles east of Hardin  
Magpie Rock Flathead Agency BIA 3,539 62 8 miles east of Dixon  
Falling Star Stillwater County CNTY 2,277 100 4 miles north of Park City  
Nevada Fires: 5 Acres: 32,772 New: 1 Contained: 0
Bishop Ely District BLM 13,008 80 17 miles southwest of Caliente 775-446-5438
* Comet Ely District BLM 900 80 5 miles northwest of Pioche  
Lost Elko District BLM 7,115 30 20 miles northwest of Wendover 775-461-6953
North Carson City District BLM 6,910 40 11 miles north of Cold Springs 775-304-8850
Timber Mountain Southern Nevada District BLM 4,840 90 32 miles north of Amargosa Valley  
Oregon Fires: 2 Acres: 1,074 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Fir Mountain The Dalles Unit, Dept. of Forestry ST 313 30 5 miles southeast of Odell  
Worthington Medford Unit, Dept. of Forestry ST 761 75 5 miles northeast of Eagle Point  
Texas Fires: 3 Acres: 10,769 New: 0 Contained: 1
Mays Texas A&M Forest Service ST 9,500 60 16 miles east of Brady 979-255-0591
Pocket Complex Texas A&M Forest Service ST 625 70 52 miles southwest of Sonora 325-213-1643
Sue Peak Big Bend National Park NPS 644 75    
Beaver Creek Texas A&M Forest Service ST 703 100 20 miles south of Vernon  
Utah Fires: 2 Acres: 2,365 New: 0 Contained: 1
Howell Peak Richfield Field Office BLM 1,885 98 41 miles west of Delta  
Upper Provo Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest FS 480 36 15 miles east of Kamas  
Hollow Central Area, Dept. of Forestry ST 1,416 100 13 miles north of Fairview  
Washington Fires: 2 Acres: 1,343 New: 0 Contained: 0
Chikamin Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest FS 260 0 22 miles south of Steheken 509-664-9292
Konnowac Spokane District BLM 1,083 75 4 miles northeast of Donald  
Wyoming Fires: 1 Acres: 3,750 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Richard Mountain CPC Area, State Forestry ST 3,750 0 40 miles west of Rock Springs