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Monday, September 29, 2008

National Fire News Report ~ 9/29/08

National Preparedness Level 2

(On a scale from 1 to 5)

Current hours for the National Fire Information Center are
(MST) 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
208-387-5050
This report will be updated Monday and Friday
unless significant activity occurs.

September 29, 2008

Wildland fire activity remains light nationally. Oregon and California currently have six large fires combined.

A team is assisting the Texas Forest Service with Hurricane Ike recovery operations in Houston, Texas.

Source: National Interagency Coordination Center

Daily statistics 9/29/08

Number of new large fires

0

States currently reporting large fires:

Number of active large fires

6


California (2)
Oregon (4)

Acres from active fires

29,090

Number of Wildland Fire Use (WFU) fires

0

Number of Wildland Fire Use (WFU) acres

0

Fires contained since 9/28/08

0

Year-to-date large fires contained

697

Year-to-date statistics

2008 (1/1/08 - 9/29/08)

Fires: 67,586

Acres: 4,728,614

2007 (1/1/07 - 9/29/07)

Fires: 72,994

Acres: 8,226,003

2006 (1/1/06 - 9/29/06)

Fires: 83,752

Acres: 9,074,358

2005 (1/1/05 - 9/29/05)

Fires: 53,175

Acres: 8,160,688

2004 (1/1/04 - 9/29/04)

Fires: 60,934

Acres: 7,737,472

2003 (1/1/03 - 9/29/03)

Fires: 49,180

Acres: 3,167,289

2002 (1/1/02 - 9/29/02)

Fires: 67,049

Acres: 6,563,740

2001 (1/1/01 - 9/29/01)

Fires: 62,552

Acres: 3,229,808

2000 (1/1/00 - 9/29/00)

Fires: 79,880

Acres: 6,8409,592

5-year average

2003 - 2007

Fires: 67,761

Acres: 7,586,574

10-year average

1999 - 2008

Fires: 67,518

Acres: 6,218,429

Current Wildland Fires

California

Fires: 2

Acres: 4,562

New fires: 1

Fires contained: 0

NEW Chalk (Los Padres National Forest): 925 acres at five percent contained. This fire is located nine miles north of Gorda. Structures were evacuated and road closures are in effect.
Hidden (Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park): 3,637 acres at 96 percent contained. Moderate fire activity was reported.
Information: Call (559) 565-3703 or visit the web site.

Oregon

Fires: 4

Acres: 24,528

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

Wizard (Deschutes National Forest): 500 acres at 10 percent contained. This fire is 18 miles northwest of Sisters.
Kitson (Willamette National Forest): 1,000 acres at 40 percent contained. This fire is seven miles southeast of Oakridge.
Gnarl Ridge (Mt Hood National Forest): 3,280 acres at 65 percent contained. This previously reported incident is 10 miles south of Parkdale. Structures are threatened.
Information: Call (541) 352-6002 ext. 628 or visit the web site.
Lonesome Complex (Rogue River National Forest): 19,748 acres at 42 percent contained. This complex of three fires is 20 miles northeast of Prospect. Historical structures are threatened.
Information: Visit the web site.

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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