National Interagency Fire Center

 

National Preparedness Level 1

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

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January 10, 2020

Six new large fires were reported this week Firefighters are working toward containment goals on large fires in Colorado, Georgia, and Oklahoma.

As wildfires continue to burn in Australia, the United States is sending additional U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) wildfire personnel to assist with ongoing wildfire suppression efforts in Australia.

Based on requests from the Australian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, the U.S. has intermittently deployed more than 159 wildland USFS and DOI fire personnel throughout December and early January. The Council has also requested another group of personnel and the DOI and USFS are currently working to send those individuals as soon as possible. The U.S. firefighters are filling critical wildfire and aviation management roles in New South Wales and Victoria. 

Learn more about the Australian Mobilization.

Weather

A weather pattern altering low-pressure system will move southeast along the western coast of British Columbia Friday spreading snow into the Pacific Northwest and western portions of the Northern Rockies by afternoon. As the system moves inland along the Canadian Border on Saturday, cold Arctic air will move south from central Canada into Montana, Idaho and Wyoming spreading further southwest into the Great Basin by Sunday. The center of the system will stall over southern Alberta and Saskatchewan and will linger through Tuesday. This will allow for a cold and snowy pattern to continue across the northwestern quarter of the country as snow reaches as far south as the northern Sierra by Monday and Tuesday. As the system begins to move east toward the western portion of the Great Lakes late Wednesday, another strong system will approach the coast of California bringing more middle and upper elevation snowfall and moderate to heavy valley rainfall. Looking elsewhere, a weak but moist cold front will develop along the Mississippi River on Friday and move east toward the coast on Saturday and early Sunday. Widespread wetting rainfall is expected with this system. After this system passes, several days of dry conditions are expected since the next system is not expected to pass until Thursday.

Daily statistics 1/10/20
Number of new large fires or emergency response 6 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
4

Colorado (1)
Georgia (1)
Oklahoma (2)

Acres from active fires 1,747
Fires contained 3
Year-to-date statistics
2020 (1/1/20 - 1/10/20 Fires: 361 Acres: 9,270
2019 (1/1/19 - 1/10/19) Fires: 154 Acres: 379
2018 (1/1/18 - 1/10/18) Fires: 874 Acres: 6,377
2017 (1/1/17 - 1/10/17) Fires: 217 Acres: 4,765
2016 (1/1/16 - 1/10/16) Fires: 57 Acres: 107
2015 (1/1/15 - 1/10/15) Fires: 154 Acres: 498
2014 (1/1/14 - 1/10/14) Fires: 204 Acres: 1,481
2013 (1/1/13 - 1/10/13) Fires: 83 Acres: 2,885
2012 (1/1/12 - 1/10/12) Fires: 665 Acres: 47,410
2011 (1/1/11 - 1/10/11) Fires: 331 Acres: 3,233
2010 (1/1/10 - 1/10/10) Fires: 128 Acres: 4,275
10-year average Year-to-Date
2009-2018 Fires: 215 Acres: 6,319
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Colorado Fires: 1 Acres: 924 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Burrows Draw Pike and San Isabel National Forest FS 924 95 4 miles southeast of Campo  
Georgia Fires: 1 Acres: 173 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Taylor Highway 137 Forestry Commission ST 173 95 3 miles southwest of Butler  
Kansas Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 2 Contained: 2
* D165 Greenwood County 2,700 100      
* 52nd Street Riley County 127 100      
Oklahoma Fires: 2 Acres: 650 New: 2 Contained: 1
* Dogwood Trail Division of Forestry ST 250 90 3 miles northeast of Locust Grove  
* Laura Lynn Division of Forestry ST 400 75 5 miles southeast of Ratliff City  
Briar Creek Okmulgee Field Office BIA 1,416 100 10 miles northeast of Okemah