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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February 21, 2020

Three new large fires were reported this week, two in Texas and one in Florida. Firefighters were able to contain all three wildfires.

Weather

A rogue low pressure area will move southeast along the California Coast and on shore into Southern California Friday night bringing widespread precipitation to Southern California, Southern Nevada, and the Four Corners through Sunday morning. However, Northern California, the Northern Great Basin, and Southern Oregon will remain dry. Following the passage of this system, the West will revert almost entirely to a dry pattern for the remainder of the extended period. The exception to this will be areas along the Canadian Border which will continue to experience weak systems that move from west to east bringing additional snow to the mountains. In Alaska, the favorable weather pattern for producing late-season snowfall across the southern coastal areas will continue into and beyond the extended period. This will allow for some additional improvements to a snowpack that remains well below average. Central through Northern Florida will receive much needed precipitation this weekend which should lessen fire potential slightly across the state. Other portions of the Deep South will begin to trend toward a much needed drier pattern.

Daily statistics 2/21/20
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.
0

None

Acres from active fires 0
Fires contained 3
Year-to-date statistics
2020 (1/1/20 - 2/21/20 Fires: 2,145 Acres: 38,252
2019 (1/1/19 - 2/21/19) Fires: 1,866 Acres: 25,470
2018 (1/1/18 - 2/21/18) Fires: 5,529 Acres: 113,334
2017 (1/1/17 - 2/21/17) Fires: 5,800 Acres: 139,429
2016 (1/1/16 - 2/21/16) Fires: 2,606 Acres: 112,106
2015 (1/1/15 - 2/21/15) Fires: 5,242 Acres: 87,607
2014 (1/1/14 - 2/21/14) Fires: 4,022 Acres: 54,775
2013 (1/1/13 - 2/21/13) Fires: 1,864 Acres: 16,738
2012 (1/1/12 - 2/21/12) Fires: 3,868 Acres: 72,480
2011 (1/1/11 - 2/21/11) Fires: 6,956 Acres: 145,123
2010 (1/1/10 - 2/21/10) Fires: 1,786 Acres: 29,207
10-year average Year-to-Date
2009-2018 Fires: 3,884 Acres: 77,723

 

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Florida Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Cedar Creek 55 Florida Forest Service ST 130 100    
Alaska Fires: 2 Acres: 176,576 New: 0 Contained: 0
*Matador Texas Forest Service ST 2,272 100    
* Valentines McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge ST 2,500 100