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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December 21, 2018

Firefighters contained the Mine Fire in Texas and the Walker Fire in Oklahoma this week.

Weather: Overall breezy conditions with seasonal temperatures are expected across the country through the weekend. Widespread rain and high elevation snow will move into the northwestern quarter of the country as a stronger front moves on shore Saturday night. This system is a slow-moving one and it will significantly intensify as it slowly moves southeast into the Great Basin by Christmas Eve. Mountain locations across northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah should receive a good deal of snow through Christmas while the lower elevations generally receive rain. A breezy northerly flow will develop on the back side of the system. There is some potential for Sundowner and other off shore winds across southern California next Wednesday and Thursday. Meanwhile in the East, the storm system is expected to continue its intensification process as it moves east to the Great Plains. A significant snow event may be possible across the upper Midwest Wednesday night and Thursday.

Daily statistics 12/21/18
Number of new large fires or emergency response 1 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 2
Year-to-date statistics
2018 (1/1/18 - 12/21/18) Fires: 55,911 Acres: 8,582,609
2017 (1/1/17 - 12/21/17) Fires: 64,610 Acres: 9,574,533
2016 (1/1/16 - 12/21/16) Fires: 62,731 Acres: 5,409,343
2015 (1/1/15 - 12/21/15) Fires: 60,823 Acres: 9,890,151
2014 (1/1/14 - 12/21/14) Fires: 62,969 Acres: 3,570,693
2013 (1/1/13 - 12/21/13) Fires: 46,343 Acres: 4,306,851
2012 (1/1/12 - 12/21/12) Fires: 67,300 Acres: 9,208,454
2011 (1/1/11 - 12/21/11) Fires: 69,779 Acres: 8,614,667
2010 (1/1/10 - 12/21/10) Fires: 68,579 Acres: 3,379,042
2009 (1/1/09 - 12/21/09) Fires: 79,180 Acres: 6,406,420
2008 (1/1/08 - 12/21/08) Fires: 76,240 Acres: 5,216,814
10-year average Year-to-Date
2008-2017 Fires: 64,565 Acres: 6,571,242
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Oklahoma Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 0 Contained: 1
Walker Oklahoma Dept of Forestry ST 500 100 7 miles south of Reydon  
Texas Fires: 0 Acres: 0 New: 1 Contained: 1
* Mine Texas A&M Forest Service PRI 1,400 100