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National Preparedness Level 2

as of October 23 at 12:00 pm MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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October 23, 2017

The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group decreased the national preparedness level to PL2 today at noon. Nationally, seven wildfires are burning in four states. Firefighters continue to make progress toward containment goals on the large fires in California.

Weather: Warmer and drier conditions are expected across the West as a strengthening ridge of high pressure off shore begins to move inland. While afternoon humidity levels will be very dry across California, the off shore wind flow will be generally light. One area to watch will be Northern California where a northerly down sloping wind could produce pockets of critical fire weather conditions. A passing trough of low pressure will bring cooler and breezy conditions to the northern Great Plains. Wet conditions are expected across the Southeast as a passing low pressure area pulls moisture in form the Gulf of Mexico. By late afternoon, moisture is expected to spread northeast into the Mid-Atlantic States.

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Daily statistics 10/23/17
Number of new large fires 1 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.
7

Arizona (1)
California (4)
Minnesota (1)
Oregon (2)

Acres from active fires 245,009
Fires contained 0
Year-to-date statistics
2017 (1/1/17 - 10/23/17) Fires: 52,010 Acres: 8,820,787
2016 (1/1/16 - 10/23/16) Fires: 50,201 Acres: 4,997,840
2015 (1/1/15 - 10/23/15) Fires: 52,875 Acres: 9,391,482
2014 (1/1/14 - 10/23/14) Fires: 42,639 Acres: 3,256,120
2013 (1/1/13 - 10/23/13) Fires: 40,566 Acres: 4,154,680
2012 (1/1/12 - 10/23/12) Fires: 50,785 Acres: 8,912,187
2011 (1/1/11 - 10/23/11) Fires: 64,187 Acres: 8,222,531
2010 (1/1/10 - 10/23/10) Fires: 62,555 Acres: 3,064,433
2009 (1/1/09 - 10/23/09) Fires: 73,124 Acres: 5,713,002
2008 (1/1/08 - 10/23/08) Fires: 71,767 Acres: 5,006,786
2007 (1/1/07 - 10/23/07) Fires: 76,415 Acres: 8,283,285
Annual average prior 10 years
2006-2016 Fires: 58,426 Acres: 6,100,369
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Arizona Fires: 1 Acres: 2,500 New: 0 Contained: 0
Transfer Station Northeast District ST 2,500 0 1 mile west of Eagar  
California Fires: 4 Acres: 201,465 New: 0 Contained: 0
Bear San Mateo-Sant Cruz Unit, Cal Fire ST 391 79 5 miles northeast of Boulder Creek  
Central LNU Complex Sonoma Lake Napa Unit, Cal Fire ST 110,720 89 1 mile north of Santa Rosa  
Mendocino Lake Complex Mendocino Unit, Cal Fire ST 38,730 97 1 mile west of Potter Valley  
Southern LNU Complex Sonoma Lake Napa Unit, Cal Fire ST 51,624 93 1 mile east of Napa 707-967-4207
Minnesota Fires: 1 Acres: 1,328 New: 1 Contained: 0
* RL 331 West Road Red Lake Agency BIA 1,328 75 23 miles northwest of Red Lake  
Oregon Fires: 1 Acres: 39,716 New: 0 Contained: 0
Miller Complex Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FS 39,716 89 17 miles east of Cave Junction 541-838-0770
Texas Incidents/Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 0 Contained: 1
Hurricane Harvey Texas A&M Forest Service ST     Texas Gulf Coast