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National Preparedness Level 2

as of November 4 at 2 p.m. MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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June 5, 2020

Currently, 13 large fires have burned 79,753 acres in five states. New large fires include the Bar H Fire in Utah, Brush Crossing Fire in Florida, and the Engineer Lake Fire in Alaska. Firefighters contained three large fires yesterday.

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 theĀ NIFC COVID-19 page.

Weather

Today will be a significant lightning day in both the CONUS and in Alaska. The weakening upper low pressure area along the Southern California coast will open up into a trough and quickly move on shore and inland into southern Nevada by afternoon. The approaching disturbance will allow for the development of scattered storms across the Great Basin and the Central Rockies. Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado will take the most lightning. Scattered wet storms will also be possible along a line stretching from central Montana to southeastern Oregon as a cold front pushes inland from the coast. In Alaska, scattered storms are expected across the central and western Interior and isolated storms elsewhere.

Daily statistics 6/5/20
Number of new large fires or emergency response 3 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
13


Alaska (5)
Arizona (3)
California (1)
Florida (2)
Utah (2)

Acres from active fires 79,753
Fires contained 3
Year-to-date statistics
2020 (1/1/20 - 6/5/20) Fires: 19,524 Acres: 501,803
2019 (1/1/19 - 6/5/19) Fires: 15,416 Acres: 332,791
2018 (1/1/18 - 6/5/18) Fires: 24,933 Acres: 1,772,458
2017 (1/1/17 - 6/5/17) Fires: 25,699 Acres: 2,275,910
2016 (1/1/16 - 6/5/16) Fires: 21,189 Acres: 1,713,098
2015 (1/1/15 - 6/5/15) Fires: 22,992 Acres: 458,558
2014 (1/1/14 - 6/5/14) Fires: 22,604 Acres: 765,395
2013 (1/1/13 - 6/5/13) Fires: 18,512 Acres: 345,194
2012 (1/1/12 - 6/5/12) Fires: 22,936 Acres: 838,853
2011 (1/1/11 - 6/5/11) Fires: 29,857 Acres: 3,450,882
2010 (1/1/10 - 6/5/10) Fires: 26,288 Acres: 965,620
10-year average Year-to-Date
2010-2019 Fires: 22,762 Acres: 1,254,621

 

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Alaska Fires: 5 Acres: 10,452 New: 1 Contained: 0
Big Waldren Fork Department of Forestry ST 168 0 southwest of McGrath  
Clear Creek Military Zone BLM 1,296 0 10 miles south of Fairbanks  
* Engineer Lake 2 Galena Zone BLM 1,704 75 15 miles southwest of Russian Mission  
Izaviknek River Department of Forestry ST 894 0 37 miles south of Pilot Station  
Manokinak River Department of Forestry ST 6,360 0 36 miles southeast of Chevak  
Arizona Fires: 3 Acres: 29,133 New: 0 Contained: 1
Rafael Department of Forestry ST 440 50 15 miles southeast of Nogales  
Sawtooth Tonto National Forest FS 24,729 42 7 miles northwest of Superior 602-525-1042
Sunset Phoenix District BLM 3,964 90 32 miles southeast of Prescott  
Park San Carlos Agency BIA 625 100 1 mile north of San Carlos  
California Fires: 1 Acres: 1,395 New: 0 Contained: 0
Scorpion Channel Islands National Park NPS 1,395 95 24 miles west of Oxnard  
Florida Fires: 2 Acres: 31,129 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Brush Crossing National Forests of Florida FS 493 85 20 miles southwest of Kendall  
Guava Everglades National Park NPS 30,600 30 20 miles southwest of Kendall  
New Mexico Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 0 Contained: 1
Potter Cimarron District, State Forestry Division ST 360 100    
Utah Fires: 2 Acres: 7,644 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Bar H Division of Fire and State Lands ST 1,352 97 10 miles southeast of Snowville  
Matlin Division of Fire and State Lands ST 1,200 0 60 miles northeast of Wendover  
Peplin Salt Lake District BLM 700 100 70 miles northeast of Wendover