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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October 19, 2018

One new large fire was reported. An Incident Management Team and a National Incident Management Organization Team are supporting relief efforts after Hurricane Michael.

Cooler temperatures and rain in the West helped firefighters contain 18 large fires this week.

Weather: Santa Ana winds will begin to redevelop over Southern California as another low pressure area develops over northern portions of the Baja Peninsula. To the north, the high pressure ridge along the West Coast will move on shore and into the Pacific Northwest. This will set up a blocking pattern that will persist for several days and lead to warm and dry conditions along and West of the Continental Divide. A cold front moving east from the Great Plains will lead to scattered showers and storms across the Great Lakes and also across western portions of the South. Florida should remain mostly dry however.

Daily statistics10/19/18
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.
2

Oregon (2)

Acres from active fires 173,587
Fires contained 1
Year-to-date statistics
2018 (1/1/18 - 10/19/18) Fires: 50,004 Acres: 8,155,979
2017 (1/1/17 - 10/19/17) Fires: 51,777 Acres: 8,806,696
2016 (1/1/16 - 10/19/16) Fires: 49,558 Acres: 4,986,708
2015 (1/1/15 - 10/19/15) Fires: 52,134 Acres: 9,331,377
2014 (1/1/14 -10/19/14) Fires: 42,513 Acres: 3,287,958
2013 (1/1/13 -10/19/13) Fires: 40,128 Acres: 4,146,438
2012 (1/1/12 - 10/19/12) Fires: 50,651 Acres: 9,001,741
2011 (1/1/11 - 10/19/11) Fires: 63,856 Acres: 8,227,682
2010 (1/1/10 - 10/19/10) Fires: 61,367 Acres: 3,032,518
2009 (1/1/09 - 10/19/09) Fires: 72,641 Acres: 5,705,440
2008 (1/1/08 - 10/19/08) Fires: 58,453 Acres: 4,473,606
10-year average Year-to-Date
2008-2017 Fires: 54,268 Acres: 6,096,190
Current Wildfires
Fire Unit Agency Size % Ctn Location Information
Florida Incident: 1 Acres: N/A New: 0 Contained: 0
* Chipola Support Florida Forest Service ST N/A N/A Florida  
* Hurricane Michael - Roads National Forests in Florida FS N/A N/A Appalachicola National Forest  
Hurricane Michael Florida Forest Service ST N/A N/A NIceville  
Georgia Incident: 1 Acres: N/A New: 0 Contained: 0
Hurricane Michael Georgia Forestry Commission ST N/A N/A Georgia  
North Carolina Incident: 1 Acres: N/A New: 0 Contained: 0
Hurricane Florence National Forests in North Carolina FS N/A N/A North Carolina  
Oregon Fires: 2 Acres: 178,978 New: 0 Contained: 1
Klondike Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest FS 173,069 72 9 miles northwest of Selma 541-247-6789
Stukel Lakeview District BLM 518 90 11 miles southeast of Klamath Falls  
* Red Malheur National Wildlife Refuge FWS 2,303 100