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March 13, 2020

Fire activity picked up in several states this week as 45 new large fires were reported in 12 states. Firefighters reached containment goals on 42 large fires.

Weather

A strong, frigid, late season Arctic cold front will spill into the Northern Rockies and northern Great Plains on Saturday and Sunday bringing high winds, frigid temperatures, and moderate snowfall as far east as western portions of Nebraska and the Dakotas. The low-pressure system responsible for this will dive south into California on Sunday bringing a shocking round of snow to most elevations across central and northern portions of the state. By Tuesday morning, the elongated system will move into the Great Basin and central Great Plains. Temperatures west-wide will be 20-30 degrees below average in most areas except the Southwest, which will be about 10 degrees below average. A secondary low will develop over Oregon on Tuesday and move into Southern California Tuesday night and will allow for the intermittent rain and snow showers to continue across southern Portions of the state, Arizona, and Nevada. South Texas could see some much-needed rain on Thursday as the system passes by to the north.

Daily statistics 3/13/20
Number of new large fires or emergency response 45 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
9

Louisiana (1)
Mississippi (1)
North Carolina (1)
Oklahoma (4)
Oregon (1)
Virginia (1)

Acres from active fires 6,450
Fires contained 42
Year-to-date statistics
2020 (1/1/20 - 3/13/20 Fires: 4,637 Acres: 99,003
2019 (1/1/19 - 3/13/19) Fires: 2,711 Acres: 60,630
2018 (1/1/18 - 3/13/18) Fires: 8,350 Acres: 235,049
2017 (1/1/17 - 3/13/17) Fires: 10,235 Acres: 1,627,911
2016 (1/1/16 - 3/13/16) Fires: 5,869 Acres: 276,904
2015 (1/1/15 - 3/13/15) Fires: 6,526 Acres: 100,217
2014 (1/1/14 - 3/13/14) Fires: 7,950 Acres: 93,309
2013 (1/1/13 - 3/13/13) Fires: 4,179 Acres: 46,756
2012 (1/1/12 - 3/13/12) Fires: 6,610 Acres: 122,685
2011 (1/1/11 - 3/13/11) Fires: 12,475 Acres: 373,185
2010 (1/1/10 - 3/13/10) Fires: 5,210 Acres: 722,871
10-year average Year-to-Date
2009-2018 Fires: 6,777 Acres: 295,861

 

Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Arkansas Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Marshall Forestry Commission ST 411 100    
Colorado Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Sand Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest FS 500 100    
Kansas Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 3 Contained: 3
* 200-141 Field Finney County CNTY 500 100    
* Hamilton Greenwood County CNTY 5,500 100    
* South Rooks Rooks County CNTY 350 100    
Kentucky Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Carter City Department of Forestry ST 103 100    
Louisiana Fires: 1 Acres: 631 New: 4 Contained: 3
* Sewage Kisatchie National Forest FS 631 95 9 miles northwest of Rosepine  
Stray Kisatchie National Forest FS 214 100 1 mine northeast of Otis  
* Ammo Kisatchie National Forest FS 115 100    
* Chevy Kisatchie National Forest FS 341 100    
Missouri Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 2 Contained: 2
* Big Hollow Mark Twain National Forest FS 236 100    
* Pulaski Mark Twain National Forest FS 153 100    
Mississippi Fires: 1 Acres: 105 New: 1 Contained: 0
* HWY 11 - Orvisburg Lake Rd Forestry Commission ST 105 99 5 miles north of Poplarville  
New York Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Beacon Mountain Forest Rangers ST 150 100    
North Carolina Fires: 1 Acres: 2,800 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Train/Grassy Road North Carolina Forest Service ST 2,800 50 15 miles east of Burgaw  
Oklahoma Fires: 4 Acres: 1,794 New: 29 Contained: 29 (individual contained fires not listed)
* Ambush Wewoka Agency BIA 538 75 2 miles south of Sasakwa  
* Carol Okmulgee Field Office BIA 700 70 3 miles south of Lamar  
* Greasy Creek Okmulgee Field Office BIA 160 45 5 miles northeast of Horntown  
* Tiger Mountain Okmulgee Field Office BIA 396 85 7 miles east of Henryetta  
Oregon Fires: 1 Acres: 1,000 New: 0 Contained: 0
Sodhouse Malheur National Wildlife Refuge FWS 1,000 7 24 miles southeast of Burns  
Texas Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 0 Contained: 1
Longfellow 9 Mile Complex Texas A&M Forest Service ST 6,330 100 12 miles northeast of Sanderson  
Virginia Fires: 1 Acres: 120 New: 1 Contained: 0
* Fan Mountain Department of Forestry ST 120 40 4 miles east of Charlottesville