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as of September 30, 2016 at 5:30 am MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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April 28, 2017

Fire activity continued in Florida, Georgia, Arizona and New Mexico during the week of April 22-April 28. Ten new large fires were reported, and currently more than 192,000 acres have burned. The West Mims fire in Georgia is now more than 80,000 acres and the Cowbell and Parliament fires in Florida have both burned more than 20,000 acres. Firefighters were able to reach management goals on five large fires last week.

Weather: A broad trough will slowly move across the U.S. through midweek before shifting to the eastern states as a ridge builds over the West Coast. A strong low pressure system will develop across the southern Plains, bringing spring snows to the central Rockies and High Plains over the weekend. As the storm moves east, rain and thunderstorms will spread across the country with heavy rain early in the week from Louisiana to the Great Lakes and continuing in the Southeast over midweek. The West will remain mostly dry with a couple of weak disturbances bringing scattered mixed precipitation to the Northwest and the Northern Rockies. Very warm conditions will precede the rains in the East over the weekend, then cool down across the eastern two-thirds of the nation for the work week. In the West, a gradual warmup will bring very warm weather to the Southwest and mild conditions farther north. In Alaska, a series of weak lows will move through the Gulf, bringing southerly flow and scattered showers to the southern and central regions of the state through the week. Temperatures will warm slowly across the state but will remain mild in the south and cool in the north.

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Daily statistics 4/28/17
Number of new large fires 10 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.
12

Arizona (2)
Florida (8)
Georgia (1)
New Mexico (1)

Acres from active fires 192,192
Fires contained 5
Year-to-date statistics
2017 (1/1/17 - 4/28/17) Fires: 18,396 Acres: 1,937,911
2016 (1/1/16 - 4/82/16) Fires: 15,485 Acres: 1,463,263
2015 (1/1/15 - 4/28/15) Fires: 14,991 Acres: 313,856
2014 (1/1/14 - 4/28/14) Fires: 18,890 Acres: 303,668
2013 (1/1/13 - 4/28/13) Fires: 11,845 Acres: 142,697
2012 (1/1/12 - 4/28/12) Fires: 17,471 Acres: 371,065
2011 (1/1/11 - 4/28/11) Fires: 22,969 Acres: 2,363,245
2010 (1/1/10 - 4/28/10) Fires: 20,221 Acres: 323,448
2009 (1/1/09 - 4/28/09) Fires: 30,937 Acres: 1,059,779
2008 (1/1/08 - 4/28/08) Fires: 119,330 Acres: 1,274,533
2007 (1/1/07 - 4/28/07) Fires: 24,515 Acres: 484,518
Annual average prior 10 years
2006-2016 Fires: 18,370 Acres: 800,561
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Con/Comp Location Information
Arizona Fires: 2 Acres: 47,454 New: 2 Contained: 0
* Sawmill Southeast District, Department of Forestry ST 46,954 40 10 miles southeast of Green Valley 520-455-9340
* Cactus Tonto National Forest FS 500 30 4 miles northeast of Mesa 928-951-2514
California Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Jayne Fresno Kings Unit, Cal Fire ST 5,738 100    
Florida Fires: 8 Acres: 63,670 New: 5 Contained: 2
* Blackpoint Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge FWS 4,738 90 3 miles east of Titusville 321-288-7215
* MM 87 on 75 Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge FWS 516 80 1 mile southwest of Miles City  
* Red Grange Blvd Florida Forest Service ST 480 75 5 miles southeast of Lakeshore  
Cowbell Big Cypress National Preserve NPS 21,840 55 36 miles west of Weston 305-204-6659
Lead Place Florida Forest Service ST 1,775 95 6 miles south of Tarrytown  
Sod Farm 2 Florida Forest Service ST 782 80 8 miles west of Orange City  
Parliament Big Cypress National Preserve NPS 26,471 95 5 miles northeast of Ochopee 305-204-6659
30th Ave Florida Forest Service ST 7,068 75 9 miles east of Golden Gate  
* Ann Ave N Florida Forest Service ST 360 100    
* 18th and Frangipani Florida Forest Service ST 350 100    
Georgia Fires: 1 Acres: 80,768 New: 0 Contained: 0
West Mims Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge FWS 80,768 8 16 miles southeast of Fargo 904-452-4627
New Mexico Fires: 1 Acres: 300 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Bandera Bernalillo District, State Forestry ST 300 50 15 miles southwest of San Rafael 505-285-4641 ext. 18
Oklahoma Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Bluff Northeast Area, Department of Forestry ST 107 100