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National Preparedness Level 2

as of December 8 at 1:00 pm MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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December 8, 2017

Nationally, seven large fires have burned over 138,000 acres. Six out of the seven large fires reported are located in California.

Weather: High pressure will continue to dominate the western U.S. while cold fronts move through the eastern and Midwestern states. Offshore winds and low humidity along the southern coast of California and into the deserts of far southwestern Arizona will continue through Friday. Wind speeds will be lower but will still reach critical levels in many areas. Elsewhere across the western and central U.S. dry and mostly sunny conditions will prevail. A front moving through the Southeast will bring a mix of rain and thunderstorms from the eastern Gulf states to the Mid-Atlantic region with a wintery mix along the Appalachians into northern Georgia. In the Midwest, an approaching arctic front will bring snow and very cold conditions to the Great Lakes region. Temperatures around the country will be cold across the Great Lakes region, warm across California, the southwest deserts, and Florida, and mild elsewhere.

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Daily statistics 12/8/17
Number of new large fires 4 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires.
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
7

Arkansas (1)
California (6)

Acres from active fires 138,334
Fires contained 3
Year-to-date statistics
2017 (1/1/17 - 12/8/17) Fires: 58,109 Acres: 9,284,895
2016 (1/1/16 - 12/8/16) Fires: 60,748 Acres: 5,306,407
2015 (1/1/15 - 12/8/15) Fires: 56,250 Acres: 9,798,835
2014 (1/1/14 - 12/8/14) Fires: 51,806 Acres: 3,486,180
2013 (1/1/13 - 12/8/13) Fires: 45,233 Acres: 4,185,213
2012 (1/1/12 - 12/8/12) Fires: 56,123 Acres: 9,177,167
2011 (1/1/11 - 12/8/11) Fires: 66,907 Acres: 8,517,308
2010 (1/1/10 - 12/8/10) Fires: 66,936 Acres: 3,334,803
2009 (1/1/09 - 12/8/09) Fires: 77,647 Acres: 5,906,340
2008 (1/1/08 - 12/8/08) Fires: 77,021 Acres: 5,231,405
2007 (1/1/07 - 12/8/07) Fires: 83,293 Acres: 8,901,109
Annual average prior 10 years
2007-2017 Fires: 64,204 Acres: 6,083,264
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Arkansas Fires: 1 Acres: 954 New: 0 Contained: 0
Forked Ouachita National Forest FS 954 90 25 miles north of Hot Springs 479-964-7232
California Fires: 6 Acres: 137,380 New: 3 Contained: 0
Thomas Ventura County Fire Department C&L 115,000 5 7 miles east of Ojai 805-465-6650
Creek Los Angeles County Fire Dept C&L 12,605 10 4 miles east of Sylmar 626-574-5208
Rye Los Angeles County Fire Dept C&L 7,000 25 4 miles northwest of Santa Clarita 424-266-0701
* Lilac 5 Monte Vista Unit, Cal Fire ST 2,000 0 1 mile east of Bonsall  
* Skirball Los Angeles County Fire Dept LFD 475 19 1 mile south of Bel Air  
* Liberty Riverside Unit, Cal Fire ST 300 10 4 miles northeast of Murrieta  
Kansas Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Kilo Riley County DOD 3,500 100    
Oklahoma Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 0 Contained: 2
Flagg Lake East Central Area, DOF ST 858 100    
West Post Oak East Central Area, DOF ST 627 100