National Interagency Fire Center

 

National Preparedness Level 5

as of July 27 at 2 pm MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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August 19, 2018

Nationally, 110 large fires have burned over 1.9 million acres. Six new large fires were reported in Idaho, Nevada and Oregon. Eight large fires were contained including the Ferguso Fire in California.

Weather: The ridge of high pressure will remain strong over the inland west and continue to bring warmer than average temperatures with diurnal winds and marginal overnight humidity recoveries. Isolated storms will be possible along and west of the Continental Divide in Montana and Wyoming. A strong high pressure area at the surface will move south into central Montana, creating a breezy easterly flow across the western half of the state and possibly northern Idaho. With the center of the high pressure area located mostly over southern California, the northerly flow on the front (east) side of the ridge will suppress monsoonal convection to mainly areas near the Mexican Border. Further north, a trough of low pressure will bring cooler temperatures and possibly isolated storms to the Pacific Northwest. A passing trough of low pressure will bring scattered storms to the central portion of the Great Plains, while a stalled front is expected to bring the same to the Deep South and along the Atlantic Coast south of Delaware. Both the Great Lakes Region and the Northeast will remain warm and dry under the influence of a weak high pressure ridge.

Daily statistics 8/19/18
Number of new large fires 6 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
110

Alaska (17)
Arizona (12)
California (8)
Colorado (10)
Idaho (13)
Montana (16)
Nevada (3)
New Mexico (1)
Oregon (13)
Texas (1)
Utah (5)
Washington (10)
Wyoming (1)

Acres from active fires 1,901,166
Fires contained 8
Year-to-date statistics
2018 (1/1/18 - 8/19/18) Fires: 41,316 Acres: 5,898,147
2017 (1/1/17 - 8/19/17) Fires: 42,665 Acres: 6,419,642
2016 (1/1/16 - 8/19/16) Fires: 38,504 Acres: 4,091,134
2015 (1/1/15 - 8/19/15) Fires: 41,337 Acres: 7,210,959
2014 (1/1/14 - 8/19/14) Fires: 37,010 Acres: 2,625,499
2013 (1/1/13 - 8/19/13) Fires: 31,683 Acres: 3,328,032
2012 (1/1/12 - 8/19/12) Fires: 42,274 Acres: 6,784,948
2011 (1/1/11 - 8/19/11) Fires: 49,235 Acres: 6,537,043
2010 (1/1/10 - 8/19/10) Fires: 43,717 Acres: 2,074,714
2009 (1/1/09 - 8/19/09) Fires: 62,674 Acres: 5,192,063
2008 (1/1/08 - 8/19/08) Fires: 62,043 Acres: 4,346,426
10-year average Year-to-Date
2008-2017 Fires: 45,147 Acres: 4,824,227
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Alaska Fires: 17 Acres: 269,079 New: 0 Contained: 0
Andrew Creek Upper Yukon Zone BLM 8,249 0 49 miles southeast of Circle Hot Springs  
Charley River Upper Yukon Zone BLM 542 0 48 miles southeast of Circle Hot Springs  
Deniktaw Ridge Galena Zone BLM 21,418 0    
Dome Creek Upper Yukon Zone BLM 832 0 41 miles southeast of Circle Hot Springs  
Door Mountains Southwest Area Forestry, DOF ST 10,454 0    
Dulby Hot Springs Galena Zone BLM 44,364 0    
Edwards Creek Upper Yukon Zone BLM 132 0 41 miles southeast of Circle Hot Springs  
Eureka Creek Upper Yukon Zone BLM 148 0 35 miles southeast of Circle Hot Springs  
Kevinjik Upper Yukon Zone BLM 28,394 0    
Little Melozitna River Tanana Zone BLM 27,221 0    
Lynx Creek Tanana Zone BLM 2,535 0    
Radio Creek Galena Zone BLM 2,024 0 37 miles southeast of Huslia  
Swift Fork Tanana Zone BLM 6,326 0    
Taixtsalda Hill Tanana Zone BLM 27,194 0 14 miles southwest of Northway Village  
Webber Creek Upper Yukon Zone BLM 6,839 0    
White Mountain Creek Tanana Zone BLM 23,311 0    
Zitziana River Tanana Zone BLM 59,097 4    
Arizona Fires: 12 Acres: 44,600 New: 0 Contained: 0
Bald Kaibab National Forest FS 340 50 6 miles northwest of Parks 928-635-5653
Bears Tonto National Forest FS 7,066 50 10 miles southwest of Yong 928-474-7900
Cat Kaibab National Forest FS 3,688 0 11 miles north of North Rim 928-643-8110
Deer Coconino National Forest FS 800 80 10 miles northeast of Pine 928-527-3412
Hub Point Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest FS 3,500 20 2 miles east of Pindale 928-333-6336 
Obi Grand Canyon National Park NPS 11,250 58 4 miles southeast of North Rim 928-638-7071
Platypus Coconino National Forest FS 635 0 8 miles northwest of Sedona 928-527-3600
Ranch Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest FS 5,491 60 25 miles south of Winslow 928-535-7300 
Rhino Coconino National Forest FS 330 0 9 miles northwest of Sedona  
Rose San Carlos Agency BIA 1,100 0    
Stina Kaibab National Forest FS 1,900 20 18 miles north of North Rim 928-643-8110
Stubbs Prescott National Forest FS 8,500 80 26 miles northwest of Prescott 928-925-1111
California Fires: 8 Acres: 702,727 New: 0 Contained: 1
Carr Whiskeytown National Recreation Area NPS 227,085 81 4 miles south of French Gulch 530-448-2466
Donnell Stanislaus National Forest FS 31,743 46 5 miles west of Dardanelle 209-536-5388
Hirz Shasta-Trinity National Forest FS 13,059 11 11 miles east of Lakehead 530-628-0039
Holy Cleveland National Forest FS 22,887 92 7 miles northeast of Rancho Santa Margarita 714-628-7085
Lions Sierra National Forest FS 11,157 75 7 miles southwest of Mammoth Lakes 925-817-0826
Mendocino Complex Mendocino Unit, Cal Fire ST 383,690 79 5 miles south of Potter Valley 707-574-8261
Mill Creek 1 Hoopa Valley Tribe BIA 450 5 4 miles southeast of Weitchpec  
Stone Modoc National Forest FS 12,656 0 14 miles northwest of Adin 530-233-8847
Ferguson Sierra National Forest FS 96,901 100    
Colorado Fires: 10 Acres: 195,958 New: 0 Contained: 0
Bull Draw Uncompahgre Field Office BLM 28,130 21 12 miles northwest of Nucla 970-578-0213
Burro San Juan National Forest FS 4,593 95    
Cabin Lake White River National Forest FS 6,072 35 16 miles southeast of Meeker 970-456-1565
Cache Creek White River National Forest FS 2,693 40 8 miles southwest of Rifle 970-625-2371
Lake Christine Eagle County CNTY 12,588 90 1 mile northwest of Basalt 970-510-0705
Plateau San Juan National Forest FS 19,554 95 13 miles north of Dolores 970-403-5417
Spring Creek Castillo County ST 108,045 91 5 miles northeast of Fort Garland 719-695-9573
Sugarloaf Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest FS 1,260 60 13 miles southwest of Fraser 303-541-2532
West Guard San Juan National Forest FS 1,424 90 13 miles north of Durango 970-882-7296
Weston Pass Pike-San Isabel National Forest FS 13,023 93 9 miles southwest of Fairplay 719-966-7842
Idaho Fires: 13 Acres: 171,153 New: 2 Contained: 4
* Artesian Jefferson County CNTY 1,000 40 4 miles north of Roberts  
Barney Idaho Falls District BLM 605 0 41 miles southeast of Challis  
Copper Mountain Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 200 25 4 miles east of Eastport 208-267-6774
Cougar Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 5,150 31 5 miles east of East Hope 208-264-0571
Kiwah Salmon-Challis National Forest FS 15,437 1 49 miles northwest of Challis 208-756-7853
Mesa Payette National Forest FS 34,719 90 4 miles south of Council 775-403-2144
* North Wendell Gooding County CNTY 1,800 0 5 miles north of Wendell  
Rabbit Foot Salmon-Challis National Forest FS 34,512 3 14 miles southwest of Salmon+ 208-879-1243
Rampike Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 2,000 0 23 miles northeast of Kellogg 208-557-8813
Rattlesnake Creek Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 7,452 28 5 miles southwest of Riggins 208-495-6934
Sharps Eastern Idaho, Dept of Lands ST 64,853 90 6 miles east of Bellevue 208-731-8604
Smith Creek Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 870 0 19 miles west of Bonners Ferry 208-557-8813
Surprise Creek Idaho Panhandle National Forest FS 2,555 19 18 miles east of Athol 208-264-0571
Ross Fork Fort Hall Agency BIA 2,480 100    
Alkie Boise District BLM 2,027 100    
Benny Boise District BLM 902 100    
Cutoff Boise District BLM 474 100    
Montana Fires: 16 Acres: 38,728 New: 0 Contained: 0
Bacon Rind Custer-Gallanting National Forest FS 1,929 16 17 miles north of West Yellowstone 406-640-3048
Beaver Creek Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest FS 2,010 8 32 miles southwest of Anaconda 406-683-3984
Brownstone Flathead National Forest FS 1,920 0 25 miles east of Condon 406-758 5376
Coal Ridge Flathead National Forest FS 400 2 28 miles north of Kalispell 406-387-3800
Davis Kootenai National Forest FS 5,724 5 10 miles northwest of Yaak 406-295-5037
Garden Creek Flathead Agency BIA 2,052 50 2 miles north of Ronan 406-370-8911
Gold Hill Kootenai National Forest FS 460 0 13 miles north of Libby 4062837693
Goldstone Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest FS 7,360 0 12 miles south of Jackson 406-490-1818
Howe Ridge Glacier National Park NPS 4,138 0 10 miles north of West Glacier 406-888-7077
Monument Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest FS 5,733 10 42 miles southwest of Ennis 406-682-4253
Pauola Ridge Flathead National Forest FS 398 0 3 miles northwest of Essex 406-387-3800
Shellrock Central Land Office ST 500 35 25 miles north of Helena 402-804-8755 
Sterling Complex Kootenai National Forest FS 1,095 23 18 miles south of Eureka 406-578-4360
Tenmile Kootenai National Forest FS 681 91 19 miles south of Eureka 406-578-4360
Whale Butte Flathead National Forest FS 137 0 45 miles north of Kalispell 406-578-8256
Wigwam Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest FS 4,191 15 15 miles southwest of Ennis 406-682-4253
Nevada Fires: 3 Acres: 42,543 New: 1 Contained: 0
Broad Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest FS 543 83 3 miles northwest of Carvers 702-659-2586
* Sheep Creek Lander County CNTY 7,000 0 15 miles north of Battle Mountain  
South Sugarloaf Elko County Fire Protection District CNTY 35,000 20 20 miles southwest of Owyhee 775-753-0386
New Mexico Fires: 1 Acres: 550 New: 0 Contained: 0
Knob El Malpais National Monument NPS 550 85 22 miles southwest of San Rafael  
Oregon Fires: 13 Acres: 217,334 New: 3 Contained: 1
Columbus Umpqua National Forest FS 9,814 29 15 miles east of Tiller  
Coyote Creek Vale District BLM 598 90 15 miles south of Jordan Valley  
Hendrix Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FS 1,082 90 3 miles southwest of Ashland 541-632-3567
* Kinzua Complex John Day Unit, Dept of Forestry ST 550 0 12 miles east of Fossil  
Klondike Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FS 66,332 15 9 miles northwest of Selma 541-474-5305
Milepost 6 Ochoco National Forest FS 1,500 0 6 miles south of Madras  
Miles Umpqua National Forest FS 33,204 35 5 miles northeast of Trail 541-560-3374
Natchez Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FS 19,680 65 15 miles southeast of Cave Junction 530-493-1524
Porcupine 2 Prineville District BLM 486 85 9 miles east of Clarno  
Sorefoot Prineville District BLM 800 75 6 miles northwest of Clarno  
* Stubblefield 1008RN South Gilliam County Rural Fire CNTY 16,700 29 7 miles northwest of Condon  
Taylor Creek Medford District BLM 52,588 31 10 miles west of Grants Pass 541-474-5305
Watson Creek Fremont-Winema National Forest FS 14,000 0 13 miles west of Paisley  
* Eli Creek   ST 3,421 100    
Texas Fires: 1 Acres: 1,250 New: 0 Contained: 0
Chicken Complex Texas A&M Forest Service ST 1,250 65 10 miles southwest of Lakeview  
Utah Fires: 5 Acres: 125,150 New: 0 Contained: 1
Bear Trap Uintah and Ouray Agency BIA 10,250 5 44 miles southeast of Price  
Coal Hollow Manti-Lasal National Forest FS 29,651 44 11 miles northeast of Price 385-448-0929
Dollar Ridge Northeast Area, Dept of Forestry ST 69,938 94 36 miles southeast of Heber City 435-828-4050
North Eden Bear River Area, Dept of Forestry ST 14,000 20 8 miles east of Bear Lake  
Willow Creek Uinta/Wasatch-Cache National Forest FS 1,311 99 20 miles southeast of Heber 435-640-5301
Pole Canyon Fishlake National Forest FS 2,100 100    
Washington Fires: 10 Acres: 87,316 New: 0 Contained: 1
Arctic Jim North Cascades National Park NPS 340 0 2 miles southwest of White Swan  
Bannock Lakes Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 444 0 14 miles southwest of Stehekin  
Boyds Northeast Region ST 3,065 43 3 miles west of Kettle Falls 303-921-5818
Cougar Creek Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 36,719 35 8 miles northwest of Manson 509-664-9210
Crescent Mountain Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 23,764 34 18 miles west of Winthrop 480-744-9318
Horns Mountain Colville National Forest FS 3,000 24 19 miles north of Evans 505-302-5008
Maple Olympic National Forest FS 1,727 44 10 miles north of Hoordsport 360-427-9670 x820
McLeod Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 10,040 0 8 miles north of Mazama 480-744-9318
Meninick Pass Yakima Agency BIA 5,537 90 5 miles south of White Swan 509-207-0565
Miriam Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest FS 2,680 20 15 miles east of Packwood 360-481-0031
Elm Spokane District BLM 1,718 100    
Wyoming Fires: 1 Acres: 4,778 New: 0 Contained: 0
Silver Creek Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest FS 4,778 5 16 miles northwest of Kremmling 970-638-4516