National Interagency Fire Center

 

National Preparedness Level 1

as of October 4 at 12 pm MDT (on a scale from 1 to 5)

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(MST) 8:00 am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
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March 15, 2019

Six new large fires were reported in the Southern Area. Firefighters contained four large fires.

Weather: High pressure over the West will begin to weaken Friday as a weak cold front moves on shore into northern California and the Pacific Northwest. However, temperatures will remain near normal. Unlike previous systems, this system is not expected to produce much precipitation. As the system crosses the Continental Divide on Sunday, it will strengthen over the Northern Great Plains. This will create breezy and dry conditions along the Mexican Border with New Mexico and Texas beginning Monday. Another ridge of high pressure will move into the West behind the system on Monday and will continue the gradual, seasonal warming process on Monday. By Wednesday and Thursday, expect warm and dry conditions across nearly the entire West as the high pressure ridge slowly moves east, weakening as another cold front begins to approach the West Coast. In the east, look for a cooling trend to begin mid-week as the western trough strengthens and begins to move toward the lower Mississippi River Valley.

Daily statistics 3/8/19
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.
3

Oklahoma (1)
Texas (2)

Acres from active fires 5,399
Fires contained 4
Year-to-date statistics
2019 (1/1/18 - 3/8/19) Fires: 2,780 Acres: 53,164
2018 (1/1/17 - 3/8/18) Fires: 8,713 Acres: 287,630
2017 (1/1/16 - 3/8/17) Fires: 10,608 Acres: 2,059,102
2016 (1/1/15 - 3/8/16) Fires: 6,248 Acres: 279,367
2015 (1/1/14 - 3/8/15) Fires: 6,827 Acres: 104,029
2014 (1/1/13 - 3/8/14) Fires: 8,316 Acres: 103,721
2013 (1/1/12 - 3/8/13) Fires: 4,375 Acres: 48,860
2012 (1/1/11 - 3/8/12) Fires: 7,085 Acres: 128,647
2011 (1/1/10 - 3/8/11) Fires: 12,041 Acres: 395,552
2010 (1/1/09 - 3/8/10) Fires: 5,358 Acres: 80,106
2009 (1/1/08 - 3/8/09) Fires: 17,350 Acres: 428,542
10-year average Year-to-Date
2009-2018 Fires: 8,604 Acres: 341,501
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Arizona Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 0 Contained: 1
Benton Coronado National Forest FS 565 100 20 miles east of Nogalez  
Kentucky Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Puncheon Creek Department of Forestry ST 110 100    
Mississippi Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* 8 Mile National Forests of Mississippi FS 410 100    
Oklahoma Fires: 1 Acres: 415 New: 2 Contained: 1
* Lacey Department of Forestry ST 415 85 8 miles west of Custer City  
* WMA Department of Forestry ST 404 100    
Texas Fires: 2 Acres: 4,984 New: 2 Contained: 0
* Boone 283 Texas A&M Forest Service ST 2,284 95 3 miles north of Miami  
* Bugbee Texas A&M Forest Service ST 2,700 80 6 miles northwest of Sanford