National Interagency Fire Center

 

National Preparedness Level 5

as of August 18 at 8 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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September 18, 2020

Critical fire weather is predicted for the Great Basin and western Rocky Mountains. The majority of large wildland fire activity is in California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. A total of 79 large fires have burned over 3.8 million acres.

NIMO (Houseman) has been assigned to COVID-19 support at Forest Service headquarters in Washington, D.C. NIMO (Reinarz) has been assigned to provide wildland fire support to California. NIMO (Day) has been assigned to provide wildland fire support to federal land management agencies in Oregon and Washington.  

Two hundred thirty-three soldiers from the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington are deployed in support of the August Complex.

One RC-26 aircraft with Distributed Real-Time Infrared (DRTI) capability and support personnel from the 141st Air Refueling Wing (Washington Air National Guard) has been deployed to Fairchild AFB (Spokane, WA), in support of wildland fire operations.

Two MAFFS C-130 airtanker and support personnel each from the 153rd Airlift Wing (Wyoming Air National Guard) and the 146th Airlift Wing (California Air National Guard) have been deployed to support wildland fire operations in California.

One fire suppression crew and one overhead personnel from Quebec, Canada are supporting fire suppression efforts in northern California.

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

The upper low will move onshore in the Pacific Northwest today with a cold front pushing south and east through the Pacific Northwest and into the Northern Rockies, Great Basin, and central California. Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are likely across much of the Great Basin and into the western Rocky Mountains. Visibility and air quality will improve across many locations due to the increased winds. Rain showers with embedded isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms are expected across the Pacific Northwest, northern Great Basin, and Northern Rockies. A cold front will move into the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic.

Daily statistics 9/18/20
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.
79

Arizona (1)
California (21)
Colorado (4)
Idaho (14)
Montana (9)
Nevada (1)
Oregon (12)
South Dakota (1)
Texas (1)
Utah (5)
Washington (8)
Wyoming (2)

Acres from active fires 3,829,494
Fires contained 3
Year-to-date statistics
2020 (1/1/20 - 9/18/20) Fires: 42,809 Acres: 7,015,956
2019 (1/1/19 - 9/18/19) Fires: 37,715 Acres: 4,343,105
2018 (1/1/18 - 9/18/18) Fires: 48,177 Acres: 7,310,798
2017 (1/1/17 - 9/18/17) Fires: 49,840 Acres: 8,530,183
2016 (1/1/16 - 9/18/16) Fires: 43,511 Acres: 4,798,163
2015 (1/1/15 - 9/18/15) Fires: 46,552 Acres: 8,826,623
2014 (1/1/14 - 9/18/14) Fires: 39,851 Acres: 2,954,749
2013 (1/1/13 - 9/18/13) Fires: 38,119 Acres: 4,003,954
2012 (1/1/12 - 9/18/12) Fires: 46,653 Acres: 8,379,998
2011 (1/1/11 - 9/18/11) Fires: 58,401 Acres: 7,677,339
2010 (1/1/10 - 9/18/10) Fires: 47,428 Acres: 2,708,976
10-year average Year-to-Date
2010-2019 Fires: 45,711 Acres: 5,963,782

 

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Arizona Fires: 1 Acres: 500 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Anchor San Carlos Agency BIA 500 80 5 miles northwest of San Carlos  
California Fires: 21 Acres: 2,032,573 New: 0 Contained: 0
August Complex Mendocino National Forest FS 729,055 30 14 miles northwest of Elk Creek 530-487-4602
August Complex West Zone Mendocino Unit, Cal Fire ST 80,080 7 4 miles northeast of Covelo  
Bluejay Yosemite National Park NPS 4,061 40 5 miles northwest of Yosemite Valley 209-375-9517
Bobcat Angeles National Forest FS 55,617 9 12 miles northeast of Pasadena 626-574-5208
Bullfrog Sierra National Forest FS 900 0 40 miles northeast of Clovis 559-269-2259
Creek Sierra National Forest FS 246,756 20 35 miles northeast of Clovis 844-668-3473
CZU August Lightning San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit, Cal Fire ST 86,509 97 8 miles east of Pescadero 831-335-6717
Devil Klamath National Forest FS 6,907 0 5 miles north of Seiad  
Dolan Los Padres National Forest ST 125,559 40 10 miles south of Big Sur 831-272-0222
El Dorado San Bernardino Unit, Cal Fire ST 19,098 66 3 miles northeast of Yucaipa 909-383-5688
Fork Eldorado National Forest FS 1,752 53 15 miles northeast of Pollock 530-303-2455
Fox Klamath National Forest FS 1,512 0 3 miles east of Callahan  
Moraine Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park NPS 575 70 5 miles northeast of Kanawyers 559-565-3704
North Complex Plumas National Forest FS 284,437 40 1 mile southwest of Crescent Mills 530-316-4487
Rattlesnake Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park NPS 1,596 0 25 miles southwest of Lone Peak 559-565-3704
Red Salmon Complex Six Rivers National Forest FS 99,310 17 14 miles northeast of Willow Creek 530-316-1042
Slater Klamath National Forest FS 143,092 10 5 miles northeast of Happy Camp 530-324-2528
SQF Complex Sequoia National Forest FS 122,835 12 33 miles east of Porterville 559-697-5148
Valley Cleveland National Forest FS 17,093 91 35 miles northeast of Clovis 619-592-1290
Wolf Yosemite National Park NPS 900 25 33 miles east of Tuolumne 209-375-9517
Woodward Point Reyes National Seashore NPS 4,929 97 3 miles southwest of Olema 415-851-9970
Colorado Fires: 4 Acres: 286,314 New: 0 Contained: 0
Cameron Peak Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest and Pawnee National Grassland FS 102,596 15 15 miles southwest of Redfeather 970-541-1008
Grizzly Creek Rio Grande National Forest FS 32,431 91 2 miles east of Glenwood Springs 970-945-2521
Pine Gulch 16 miles north of Grand Junction BLM 139,007 95 18 miles north of Grand Junction 970-628-0130
Williams Fork Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest FS 12,280 16 15 miles northwest of Fraser 970-445-2910
Idaho Fires: 14 Acres: 185,339 New: 1 Contained: 1
Badger Sawtooth National Forest FS 35,706 0 20 miles southwest of Oakley 208-731-8604
Beaver Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 2,053 0 7 miles southeast of Powell Junction  
Bernard Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 1,019 20 2 miles west of Lakeview 208-557-8813
Buck Boise National Forest FS 17,449 6 30 miles northeast of Cascade 208-373-4105
Double Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 800 0 33 miles west of Hamilton  
Grouse Boise National Forest FS 3,980 30 35 miles northeast of Glenns Ferry 208-565-7408
Leggit Sawtooth National Forest FS 820 0 5 miles east of Atlanta  
Marion Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 1,013 0 5 miles south of Powell Junction  
Porphyry Payette National Forest FS 14,500 0 20 miles north of Yellow Pine  
Shissler Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 12,000 11 12 miles southeast of Elk City 208-553-1674
* Sponge Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 105 0 20 miles southwest of Powell Junction  
Trap Sawtooth National Forest FS 3,000 0 9 miles northeast of Stanley  
Warm Springs Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 116 2 15 miles southwest of Powell Junction  
Woodhead Payette National Forest FS 92,778 41 20 miles west of Council 208-207-7417
Sunnyside Complex Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 4,351 100    
Montana Fires: 9 Acres: 33,201 New: 0 Contained: 0
Bear Creek Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest FS 12,150 85 29 miles east of Salmon 406-683-3984
Bridger Foothills Custer Gallatin National Forest FS 8,224 83 3 miles northeast of Bozeman 406-219-7052
Callahan Kootenai National Forest FS 1,660 0 9 miles southwest of Troy 406-283-7668
Cinnabar Lolo National Forest FS 2,689 67 21 miles southeast of Missoula 406-329-3814
Drumming Flathead National Forest FS 3,686 0 23 miles southeast of Essex 406-758-5376
Garnet Flathead National Forest FS 575 0 34 miles east of Polson 406-758-5376
Lion Creek Flathead National Forest FS 194 0 10 miles northeast of Condon 406-837-7500
State Creek Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest FS 3,140 50 16 miles northeast of Whitetail 406-356-6521
Whiltse Miles City Field Office BLM 883 30 15 miles northeast of Ashland  
Nevada Fires: 1 Acres: 26,752 New: 0 Contained: 0
Slink Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest FS 26,752 71 3 miles west of Coleville 775-430-5103
Oregon Fires: 12 Acres: 949,912 New: 0 Contained: 0
Archie Creek Umpqua National Forest FS 130,429 25 20 miles east of Glide 971-334-7674
Beachie Creek Willamette National Forest FS 191,661 20 6 miles north of Detroit 541-583-0526
Brattain Fremont-Winema National Forest FS 44,800 30 8 miles south of Paisley 541-947-6243
Echo Mountain Complex Toledo Unit, Dept of Forestry ST 2,552 53 4 miles east of Lincoln City 503-583-4720
Lionshead Warm Springs Agency BIA 192,719 10 20 miles west of Warm Springs 971-277-5075
North Cascade Complex Molalla Unit, Dept of Forestry ST 2,692 0 1 mile south of Molalla  
OR-WIF-200430 Willamette National Forest FS 172,510 10 35 miles east of Eugene  
Riverside Mt Hood National Forest FS 137,865 10 8 miles southeast of Estacada 541-638-0668
South Obenchain Medford Unit, Dept. of Forestry ST 32,833 35 5 miles east of Eagle Point 541-776-7338
Thielsen Umpqua National Forest FS 9,995 15 16 miles west of Chemult  
Two Four Two Fremont-Winema National Forest FS 14,473 37 6 miles northeast of Chiloquin 541-846-8174
White River Mt. Hood National Forest FS 17,383 80 20 miles west of Wamic 541-604-8582
South Dakota Fires: 1 Acres: 2,289 New: 0 Contained: 0
Singing Horse 2 Pine Ridge Agency BIA 2,289 70 8 miles north of Manderson  
Texas Fires: 1 Acres: 232 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Outlook Hill National Forests and Grasslands in Texas ST 232 50 9 miles southeast of Zavala  
Utah Fires: 5 Acres: 66,305 New: 0 Contained: 0
Center Creek Trail Ashley National Forest FS 1,153 0 5 miles northeast of Moon Lake  
East Fork Ashley National Forest FS 59,585 22 14 miles northeast of Hanna 435-635-8738
Ether Hollow Northwest Area, Dept of Forestry ST 849 92 4 miles southwest of Sarasota Springs 435-414-9418
Goshen Northwest Area, Dept of Forestry ST 372 87 3 miles east of Goshen  
William Northwest Area, Dept of Forestry ST 4,346 43 2 miles south of Santaquin  
Upper Provo Unita-Wasatch-Cache National Forest FS 486 100    
Washington Fires: 8 Acres: 236,731 New: 0 Contained: 1
Big Hollow Gifford Pinchot National Forest FS 24,309 25 20 miles north of Stevenson 971-333-8602
Chikamin Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest FS 1,685 95 22 miles south of Steheken 509-548-2550
Cold Creek Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest FS 400 5 38 miles west of Yakima 509-761-4858
Cold Springs Colville Agency BIA 189,923 85 4 miles southeast of Omak 509-822-8125
Downey Creek Mt. Baker-Snowqualimie National Forest FS 350 0 17 miles from Darrington 360-854-2655
Inchelium Complex Colville Agency BIA 19,005 67 1 mile north of Inchelium 530-475-4701
North Brownstown 2 Yakima Agency BIA 884 95 7 miles northwest of Brownstown  
Power Line Yakima Agency BIA 175 0 15 miles west of Bickleton  
Pearl Hill State Fire Marshall's Office ST 223,730 100    
Wyoming Fires: 2 Acres: 9,346 New: 0 Contained: 0
Lone Star Yellowstone National Park NPS 3,348 76 23 miles southwest of West Yellowstone 307-344-7102
Middle Fork Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest FS 5,432 0 10 miles north of Steamboat Springs 970-724-3027