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National Preparedness Level 2

as of August 14 at 2pm MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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August 22, 2019

Throughout the country, 10 of the 54 large fires are burning in Alaska. Nine new large fires were reported: two in Alaska, one each in Arizona, California, Montana and Nevada; and three in Oklahoma. Firefighters contained three large fires in Idaho and Texas.

Weather: The strong cold front will move east across the Northern Rockies into the Great Plains by afternoon. Scattered wet storms will accompany the front’s passage. Breezy westerly post-frontal winds will continue across the Great Basin and the Northern Rockies, as pressure gradients remain strong. A strong northerly flow across Northern California will keep humidity levels low. Pockets of critical fire weather conditions may be possible. Temperatures in the West will be average to below average. The southwestern monsoon will strengthen across New Mexico and Arizona. In the East, a strong cold front will allow for widespread showers and storms to continue along the Atlantic Coast. In Alaska, warm and dry conditions will continue across the south central part of the state. A few showers and storms will be possible on the Alaska Peninsula and over the Chugach mountains in the afternoon.

Daily statistics 8/22/19
Number of new large fires or emergency response 9 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
54

Alaska (10)
Arizona (8)
California (2)
Idaho (5)
Montana (5)
Nevada (1)
New Mexico (2)
Oklahoma (4)
Oregon (3)
Texas (5)
Utah (5)
Washington (3)
Wyoming (1)

Acres from active fires 596,998
Fires contained 3
Year-to-date statistics
2019 (1/1/19 - 8/22/19) Fires: 31,677 Acres: 3,844,677
2018 (1/1/18 - 8/22/18) Fires: 41,773 Acres: 6,138,156
2017 (1/1/17 - 8/22/17) Fires: 43,210 Acres: 6,500,842
2016 (1/1/16 - 8/22/16) Fires: 38,901 Acres: 4,223,630
2015 (1/1/15 - 8/22/15) Fires: 41,715 Acres: 7,448,666
2014 (1/1/14 - 8/22/14) Fires: 37,721 Acres: 2,678,060
2013 (1/1/13 - 8/22/13) Fires: 32,500 Acres: 5,484,351
2012 (1/1/12 - 8/22/12) Fires: 42,927 Acres: 7,037,373
2011 (1/1/11 - 8/22/11) Fires: 49,517 Acres: 6,560,706
2010 (1/1/10 - 8/22/10) Fires: 42,159 Acres: 2,122,047
2009 (1/1/09 - 8/22/09) Fires: 63,664 Acres: 5,124,799
10-year average Year-to-Date
2009-2018 Fires: 43,463 Acres: 5,092,651
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Alaska Fires: 10 Acres: 436,876 New: 2 Contained: 0
* Caribou Lake Kenai-Kodiak Area, Department of Forestry ST 700 10 7 miles northwest of Fox River  
Deshka Landing Mat-Su Area, Department of Forestry ST 2,218 10 7 miles southwest of Willow  
Garnet Creek Tanana Zone BLM 8,073 90 12 miles southeast of Rampart  
Grouse Creek Tanana Zone BLM 49,121 90 9 miles northeast of Rampart  
Hess Creek Upper Yukon Zone BLM 189,369 75 63 miles northwest of Fairbanks 907-356-5511
* Levelock Southwest Area, Department of Forestry ST 5,000 5 1 mile northwest of Levelock  
Lloyd Mountain Tanana Zone BLM 34,433 0 33 miles southwest of Manley Hot Springs  
McKinley Mat-Su Area, Department of Forestry ST 3,752 10 18 miles north of Willow  
Swan Lake Kenai-Kodiak Area, Department of Forestry ST 141,280 20 12 miles northeast of Sterling 208-391-3488
Tokaina 2 Valdez-Copper River Area, Department of Forestry ST 2,930 0 2 miles east of Tazlina  
Arizona Fires: 8 Acres: 41,183 New: 1 Contained: 0
Boulin Kaibab National Forest FS 3,903 60 24 miles northwest of Flagstaff 928-635-5653
Castle Kaibab National Forest FS 19,368 96 22 miles northwest of North Rim 928-643-8158
Ikes Grand Canyon National Park NPS 5,762 74 60 miles southwest of Paige 928-638-7071
* New River Central District, Department of Forestry ST 844 40 22 miles north of Phoenix  
Pemberton Prescott National Forest FS 1,173 0    
Saber Coconino National Forest FS 2,093 45 15 miles northwest of Munds Park 928-527-8230
Sheridan Prescott National Forest FS 5,500 0 25 miles northwest of Prescott 928-925-1111
Trumbull Arizona Strip District BLM 2,540 0    
California Fires: 2 Acres: 3,129 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Broder Sequoia National Forest FS 100 0 12 miles west of Haiwee  
Springs Inyo National Forest FS 3,029 37 13 miles southeast of Lee Vining 760-920-7149
Idaho Fires: 5 Acres: 12,256 New: 0 Contained: 1
Barren Hill Nez-Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 581 0 50 miles east of Kamiah 208-820-1799
Cove Creek Salmon-Challis National Forest FS 5,013 65 27 miles northwest of Salmon 208-756-7853
Crab Nez-Perce-Clearwater National Forest FS 198 20 22 miles west of Stevensville 208-820-1799
Nethker Payette National Forest FS 2,355 98 30 miles northeast of McCall 208-634-0820
Shady Salmon-Challis National Forest FS 4,109 0 21 miles north of Stanley 208-756-7853
Geothermal Cassia County CNTY 717 100    
Montana Fires: 5 Acres: 4,820 New: 1 Contained: 0
Beeskove Lolo National Forest FS 430 72 8 miles northeast of Missoula 406-209-8102
Horsefly Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest FS 1,352 57 8 miles east of Lincoln 406-750-8934
* McClusky Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest FS 123 0 10 miles east of Butte  
Snow Creek Flathead National Forest FS 1,815 0 19 miles northeast of Condon 406-758-5376
Victor Rosebud County PRI 1,100 70 20 miles south of Ashland  
Nevada Fires: 1 Acres: 800 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Canyon Carson City District BLM 800 0 30 miles southeast of Carson City  
New Mexico Fires: 2 Acres: 9,560 New: 0 Contained: 0
Cueva Santa Fe National Forest FS 1,011 60    
Rawhide Lincoln National Forest FS 8,549 60 32 miles southwest of Carlsbad 575-208-4881
Oklahoma Fires: 4 Acres: 2,640 New: 3 Contained: 0
Caney Mountain Trail Department of Forestry ST 575 40 5 miles southeast of Snow  
* Clauson Department of Forestry ST 1,080 75 8 miles northwest of Hardesty  
* Cush Branch Department of Forestry ST 120 80 3 miles southeast of Miller  
* Hitch Department of Forestry ST 865 70 7 miles southwest of Hardesty  
Oregon Fires: 3 Acres: 7,405 New: 0 Contained: 0
163 HK Complex Umatilla National Forest FS 2,705 95 15 miles north of Monument 541-278-3722
204 Cow Malheur National Forest FS 900 0 17 miles southwest of Unity  
Granite Gulch Wallowa-Whitman National Forest FS 3,800 0 15 miles southwest of Joseph 541-523-1208
Texas Fires: 5 Acres: 29,657 New: 0 Contained: 2
Bird Ranch Texas A&M Forest Service PRI 9,931 80 6 miles west of Paduch  
Copper Breaks Texas A&M Forest Service PRI 7,206 71 11 miles northwest of Crowell  
Nolke Texas A&M Forest Service PRI 3,554 60 8 miles northwest of Mertzon  
Rocking Chair Ranch Texas A&M Forest Service PRI 3,466 75 24 ,o;es southeast of San Angelo  
Vivian Texas A&M Forest Service PRI 5,500 5 3 miles west of Cromwell  
Caverns Road Texas A&M Forest Service PRI 2,409 100    
Side Oaks Texas A&M Forest Service PRI 77 100    
Utah Fires: 5 Acres: 2,424 New: 0 Contained: 0
Avintaquin Ridge Uintah and Ouray Agency BIA 111 80 15 miles southeast of Fruitland  
Chippean Manti-La Sal National Forest FS 227 85 16 miles northwest of Blanding 970-462-2969
Little Bear Dixie National Forest FS 1,300 0    
Mammoth Manti-La Sal National Forest FS 600 50    
Park Ridge Fishlake National Forest FS 186 35 10 miles south of Grover 435-979-3395
Washington Fires: 3 Acres: 44,889 New: 0 Contained: 0
Devore Creek Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest FS 450 0 3 miles southwest of Stehekin 508-682-4900
South Fork Creek Okanogan-Wenatchee FS 160 10 12 miles northwest of Leavenworth  
Williams Flats Colville Agency BIA 44,279 92 5 miles southeast of Keller 509-634-7341
Wyoming Fires: 1 Acres: 1,359 New: 0 Contained: 0
Tannerite Pinedale Field Office BLM 1,359 80 6 miles east of Pinedale