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National Preparedness Level 1

as of October 4 at 12 pm MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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November 15, 2018

Four large fires are currently burning throughout the West. Three of these four fires are located in California. The Camp Fire remains the most active with 140,000 acres burned.

A Type 2 Incident Management Team is mobilizing to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands in support of Super Typhoon Yuta.

Weather: Dry conditions will continue across California as high pressure remains over the state. Off shore flow will continue across Southern portions of the state; however, winds will be noticeably less windy than previous days. Pressure gradients across central portions of the state will be weak, so the flow over the Sierra is expected to also be weak. A breezy, dry northerly flow will continue across the northern fringes of the state. Looking elsewhere across the country, the low pressure area over the Mississippi River Valley will begin to move northeast. Moderate to heavy precipitation will begin moving north along the Atlantic Coast. Precipitation will be mostly in the form of rain, though it could become a messy, mixed bag over Pennsylvania as it begins to arrive mid-day.

Daily statistics 11/15/18
Number of new large fires or emergency response 1 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
4

Arizona (1)
California (3)

Acres from active fires 247,893
Fires contained 0
Year-to-date statistics
2018 (1/1/18 - 11/15/18) Fires: 51,898 Acres: 8,512,844
2017 (1/1/17 - 11/15/17) Fires: 54,256 Acres: 8,894,203
2016 (1/1/16 - 11/15/16) Fires: 57,258 Acres: 5,141,653
2015 (1/1/15 - 11/15/15) Fires: 55,28/2 Acres: 9,809,842
2014 (1/1/14 - 11/15/14) Fires: 50,374 Acres: 3,440,493
2013 (1/1/13 - 11/15/13) Fires: 43,001 Acres: 4,116,348
2012 (1/1/12 - 11/15/12) Fires: 53,684 Acres: 9,124,708
2011 (1/1/11 - 11/15/11) Fires: 64,758 Acres: 8,275,507
2010 (1/1/10 - 11/15/10) Fires: 64,758 Acres: 3,735,982
2009 (1/1/09 - 11/15/09) Fires: 75,156 Acres: 5,463,504
2008 (1/1/08 - 11/15/08) Fires: 74,061 Acres: 5,098,047
10-year average Year-to-Date
2008-2017 Fires: 59,272 Acres: 6,304,260
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Arizona Fires: 1 Acres: 5,000 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Babo Southeast District, Dept of Forestry ST 5,000 10 13 miles northwest of Sierra Vista  
California Fires: 3 Acres: 242,893 New: 0 Contained: 0
Camp Butte Unit, Cal Fire ST 140,000 40 3 miles northeast of Concow (530)538-7826
Hill Ventura County C&L 4,531 97 6 miles northeast of Camarillo  
Woolsey Ventura County C&L 98,362 57 4 miles southeast of Simi Valley  
Florida Incident: 1 Acres: N/A New: 0 Contained: 0
Chipola Support Florida Forest Service ST N/A N/A Florida