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 27, 2020

Wildland fire activity continues in 10 western states where 69 large fires have burned 3.7 million acres. Wildland firefighters prepare for another day of critical weather conditions in Northern California. Evacuation orders are still in effect for 17 large fires in the West.

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.

Two hundred thirty-four Marines from the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force based out of Camp Pendleton, California are deployed in support of the Creek fire.

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 airtankers and support personnel from the 146th Airlift Wing (California Air National Guard) and one MAFFS C-130 airtanker and support personnel from each the 153rd Airlift Wing (Wyoming Air National Guard) and the 152nd Airlift Wing (Nevada Air National Guard) have been deployed to support wildland fire operations in California.

One fire suppression crew and one overhead personnel from Canada are supporting fire suppression efforts in northern California. Seven fire suppression crews, 18 fire engines and 54 overhead personnel from Canada are supporting fire suppression efforts in Oregon.

Five fire suppression crews and four overhead personnel from Mexico are supporting fire suppression efforts in southern 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

Critical fire weather is expected today in Northern California. Strong offshore winds and very low humidities will spread across most of the geographic area, greatly impacting new and existing fires burning in the region. Widespread breezy conditions east of the Rockies and into the Corn Belt will manifest due to a cold front but humidities will be mostly above critical thresholds. Very hot and dry weather will be present for much of Southern California, the Southwest, and Texas. Scattered precipitation is likely for the Cascades of Washington, Idaho Panhandle, and western Montana.

Daily statistics 9/27/20
Number of new large fires or emergency response 0 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
69

Arizona (1)
California (20)
Colorado (2)
Idaho (14)
Montana (10)
Nevada (2)
Oregon (11)
Utah (3)
Washington (3)
Wyoming (3)

Acres from active fires 3,793,944
Fires contained 1
Year-to-date statistics
2020 (1/1/20 - 9/27/20) Fires: 44,447 Acres: 7,376,721
2019 (1/1/19 - 9/27/19) Fires: 39,476 Acres: 4,358,415
2018 (1/1/18 - 9/27/18) Fires: 48,946 Acres: 7,740,460
2017 (1/1/17 - 9/27/17) Fires: 49,362 Acres: 8,450,514
2016 (1/1/16 - 9/27/16) Fires: 44,777 Acres: 4,865,089
2015 (1/1/15 - 9/27/15) Fires: 48,941 Acres: 9,021,384
2014 (1/1/14 - 9/27/14) Fires: 40,565 Acres: 3,024,440
2013 (1/1/13 - 9/27/13) Fires: 38,745 Acres: 4,092,640
2012 (1/1/12 - 9/27/12) Fires: 47,991 Acres: 8,720,743
2011 (1/1/11 - 9/27/11) Fires: 60,137 Acres: 7,718,003
2010 (1/1/10 - 9/27/10) Fires: 49,442 Acres: 2,776,292
10-year average Year-to-Date
2010-2019 Fires: 46,592 Acres: 6,065,021

California Fires: 20 Acres: 2,181,869 New: 0 Contained: 0    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
August Complex
Mendocino National Forest
USFS 765,364 43 Mendocino, Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers National Forests 530-487-4602
August Complex West Zone
Mendocino Unit
ST 104,836 65 Four miles northeast of Covelo, CA  
Bluejay
Yosemite National Park
NPS 4,488 50 4 miles south of White Wolf campground and 1 mile west of Lukens Lake Trail 209-375-9517
Bobcat
Angeles National Forest
USFS 114,082 63 West Fork of San Gabriel Canyon at Cogswell Dam 626-574-5208
Bullfrog
Sierra National Forest
USFS 1,185 46 43 miles northeast of Clovis, CA 559-269-2259
Creek
Sierra National Forest
USFS 292,830 39 Big Creek, Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Mammoth Pool, San Joaquin River Canyon 415-737-5758
Devil
Klamath National Forest
USFS 8,406 18 5 miles northeast of Happy Camp, CA  
Dolan
Los Padres National Forest
USFS 128,417 59 10 miles South of Big Sur 831-272-0222
El Dorado
San Bernardino Unit
ST 22,666 92 Yucaipa Ridge area, West Oak Glen, San Bernardino Mountains 909-383-5688
Fork
Eldorado National Forest
USFS 1,667 70 15 Miles northeast of Pollock Pines 916-500-4712
Fox
Klamath National Forest
USFS 2,188 89 3 miles west of Callahan, CA 530-598-9353
Moraine
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
NPS 668 70 1/2 mile east of Avalanche Pass Trail on the north side of Moraine Creek 559-565-3704
North Complex
Plumas National Forest
USFS 304,881 78 Flemmings Sheep Camp 530-316-4487
Rattlesnake
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
NPS 4,070 0 Sequoia - Kings Canyon Wilderness in Rattlesnake Creek 559-565-3704
Red Salmon Complex
Six Rivers National Forest
USFS 110,113 31 8 miles northeast of Willow Creek, CA 530-316-1042
SQF Complex
Sequoia National Forest
USFS 149,888 44 25 miles north of Kernville, CA 559-697-5148
Slater
Klamath National Forest
USFS 153,850 32 5 miles northeast of Happy Camp, CA  
Snow
Riverside Unit
ST 6,254 90 Snow Creek Village, CA 909-383-5688
Wolf
Yosemite National Park
NPS 1,087 35 Carveacre, Lawson Valley 209-375-9517
Woodward
Point Reyes National Seashore
NPS 4,929 97 1 mile north side of Tioga Road and White Wolf campground 415-464-5100
Arizona Fires: 1 Acres: 8,700 New: 1 Contained 0    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
* Sears
Tonto National Forest
USFS 8,700 0 Cave Creek Ranger District 602-225-5325
Colorado Fires: 2 Acres: 133,189 New: 0 Contained: 1    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Cameron Peak
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
USFS 120,251 25 15 miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes, CO 970-541-1008
Williams Fork
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
USFS 12,938 14 9.5 miles southwest of Fraser, CO 970-445-2910
Idaho Fires: 14 Acres: 242,947 New: 0 Contained: 1    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Badger
Sawtooth National Forest
USFS 89,623 84 20 miles southwest of Oakley Idaho 385-237-4598
Beaver
Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
USFS 3,019 5 5 miles east of Powell Ranger Station 208-702-2389
Bernard
Idaho Panhandle National Forest
USFS 1,375 75 2 miles west of Lakeview, ID 208-557-8813
Buck
Boise National Forest
USFS 19,474 33 30 miles northeast of Cascade, ID 208-373-4105
Double
Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
USFS 1,143 0    
Grouse
Boise National Forest
USFS 3,980 40 35 miles north/northeast of Glenns Ferry, ID 208-373-4105
Leggit
Sawtooth National Forest
USFS 820 0 5 miles east of Atlanta, ID  
Marion
Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
USFS 1,520 5 5.5 miles south of Powell Ranger Station 208-702-2389
Porphyry
Payette National Forest
USFS 14,486 0 20 miles north of Yellow Pine, Idaho. 208-634-0820
Shissler
Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
USFS 10,680 20 2 miles south of Red River Hot Springs 208-702-2389
Sponge
Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
USFS 610 0 20 miles southwest of Powell Junction, ID  
Trap
Sawtooth National Forest
USFS 119 0 9 miles north west of Stanley Idaho 208-774-3000
Warm Springs
Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
USFS 113 20    
West Branch
Idaho Panhandle
USFS 95,985 55 9 miles west of Coolin 208-557-4013
Woodhead
Payette National Forest
USFS 2,285 100 20 miles northwest of Cambridge, ID  
Montana Fires: 10 Acres: 45,484 New: 0 Contained: 0    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Bear Creek
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
USFS 12,150 85 29 miles East of Salmon Idaho, South of Lemhi Pass 406-683-3984
Bridger Foothills
Custer Gallatin National Forest
USFS 8,224 83 3 miles northeast of Bozeman, MT. 406-219-7052
Callahan
Kootenai National Forest
USFS 1,276 72 9 miles southwest of Troy 406-426-9130
Cinnabar
Lolo National Forest
USFS 2,948 73 Welcome Creek Wilderness 406-329-3814
Drumming
Flathead National Forest
USFS 4,351 0 23 miles southeast of Essex, MT 406-758-5376
Garnet
Flathead National Forest
USFS 866 0 34 miles east of Polson, MT 406-758-5376
Gass Flats
Treasure County
ST 10,744 50 15 miles southeast of Custer, MT  
Lion Creek
Flathead National Forest
USFS 195 0 10 miles northeast of Condon, MT (406) 837-7500
Lobo Mesa
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
USFS 330 0 6 miles south of Black Butte (406) 682-4253
State Creek
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
USFS 4,400 50 16 miles northeast of Whitehall 406-683-3900
Nevada Fires: 2 Acres: 28,383 New: 0 Contained 0    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Slink
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
USFS 26,759 86 2 miles west of Coleville, California 775-430-5103
Virgin Mountain
Southern Nevada District Office
BLM 1,624 50 15 miles south of Mesquite, Nevada 702-515-2034
Oregon Fires: 11 Acres: 967,976 New: 0 Contained: 0    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Archie Creek
Umpqua National Forest
USFS 131,642 67 Steamboat Springs on Hwy 138E to Glide, Oregon 971-334-7674
Beachie Creek
Willamette National Forest
USFS 192,838 55 2 miles south of Jawbone Flats. 541-583-0526
Brattain
Fremont-Winema National Forest
USFS 50,951 95 8 miles South of Paisley, Oregon 541-947-6243
Lionshead
Warm Springs Agency
BIA 204,340 28 Lions Head Canyon 971-277-5075
North Cascade Complex
Molalla Unit
ST 2,584 96 1 mile south of Molalla, OR  
OR-WIF-200430
Willamette National Forest
USFS 173,094 50 35 miles east of Eugene, OR  
Riverside
Mt. Hood National Forest
USFS 138,029 34 1/2 Mile southeast of Estacada, Oregon 509-228-7805
S. Obenchain
Medford Unit
ST 32,671 95 5 miles east of Eagle Point, Oregon (541) 776-7338
Thielsen
Umpqua National Forest
USFS 9,971 69 5 miles north of Crater Lake National Park and within 1 mile of Diamond Lake Resort 541-595-8227
Two Four Two
Fremont-Winema National Forest
USFS 14,473 97 1mi west/northwest of Chiloquin 541-846-8174
White River
Mt. Hood National Forest
USFS 17,383 85 20 miles west of Wamic, OR 541-467-2291
Utah Fires: 3 Acres: 75,399 New: 0 Contained: 0    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Center Creek Trail
Ashley National Forest
USFS 1,225 0 5 miles northeast of Moon Lake 435-635-8738
East Fork
Ashley National Forest
USFS 68,342 64 13 miles north of Hanna, Utah 435-635-8738
William
Northwest Area
ST 5,832 98 2 miles South of Santaquin Utah 435-414-9418
Washington Fires: 5 Acres: 28,336 New: 0 Contained: 0    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Big Hollow
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
USFS 24,995 40 15 miles northwest of Carson, WA and 7 miles southeast of Cougar, WA 971-333-8602
Downey Creek
Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
USFS 3,166 0 Downey Creek 360-436-1155
Power Line
Yakama Agency
BIA 175 0    
Wyoming Fires: 3 Acres: 81,661 New: 0 Contained: 0    
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Lone Star
Yellowstone National Park
NPS 4,123 90 23 miles southeast of West Yellowstone, MT 307-344-7102
Middle Fork
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests
USFS 8,400 0    
Mullen
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests
USFS 69,138 2 38 miles wet of Laramie, WY 307-745-2378