National Preparedness Level 2
(On a scale from 1 to 5)
Current hours for the National Fire Information Center are
(MST) 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
This report will be updated Mon - Fri.
May 31, 2007
Fire activity continues throughout the southern states and is picking up in the Southwest as well as Nevada. Weather conditions will continue to increase fire activity this week. Fires and acres burned are currently higher than the 10-year average fire wildland fire activity.
Current information about road closures in Georgia is available through the Georgia Department of Transportation (404-656-5267).
In Florida, dial 511 from a cell phone or visit the Florida Highway Patrol web site.
Weather Discussion: The Sierra Mountains, northern California, western Nevada, and central Oregon are expected to have dry thunderstorms today. Warm and dry conditions are predicted for the remaining western states. Interior Alaska will be warm and dry with isolated thunderstorms.
|Daily statistics 5/31/07|
|Number of new large fires||6||States currently reporting large fires:|
|Number of active large fires||14|| Alaska (1) |
|Acres from active fires||725,686|
|Number of Wildland Fire Use (WFU) fires||0|
|Number of Wildland Fire Use (WFU) acres||0|
|Fires contained on 5/30/07||4|
|Year-to-date large fires contained||337|
|2007 (1/1/07 - 5/31/07)||Fires: 36,416||Acres: 1,311,709|
|2006 (1/1/06 - 5/31/06)||Fires: 41,216||Acres: 2,534,900|
|2005 (1/1/05 - 5/31/05)||Fires: 24,763||Acres: 371,900|
|2004 (1/1/04 - 5/31/04)||Fires: 31,843||Acres: 528,073|
|2003 (1/1/03 - 5/31/03)||Fires: 20,972||Acres: 398,573|
|2002 (1/1/02 - 5/31/02)||Fires: 30,205||Acres: 985,124|
|2001 (1/1/01 - 5/31/01)||Fires: 33,638||Acres: 712,333|
|2000 (1/1/00 - 5/31/00)||Fires: 41,104||Acres: 1,054,642|
|2000 - 2007||Fires: 32,648||Acres: 936,505|
Source: National Interagency Coordination Center