Saturday, October 25, 2008

National Fire News Report ~ 10/24/08

National Preparedness Level 1

(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.

October 24, 2008

Large fire activity was reported in Arizona, California, New Jersey, and Utah.

Weather: Southern California will be warm with very low humidity the next few days. Winds will be light. The mid-Atlantic states will be dry today with rain moving in from the west tonight and Saturday.

Source: National Interagency Coordination Center


Daily statistics 10/24/08

Number of new large fires

0

States currently reporting large fires:

Number of active large fires

3


California (3)

Acres from active fires

18,669

Number of Wildland Fire Use (WFU) fires

1

Number of Wildland Fire Use (WFU) acres

1,811

Fires contained since 10/23/08

0

Year-to-date large fires contained

701

Year-to-date statistics

2008 (1/1/08 - 10/24/08)

Fires: 58,950

Acres: 4,482,023

2007 (1/1/07 - 10/24/07)

Fires: 76,285

Acres: 8,248,271

2006 (1/1/06 - 10/24/06)

Fires: 85,998

Acres: 9,394,740

2005 (1/1/05 - 10/24/05)

Fires: 55463

Acres: 8,236,638

2004 (1/1/04 - 10/24/04)

Fires: 62,557

Acres: 7,912,436

2003 (1/1/03 - 10/24/03)

Fires: 54486

Acres: 3,249,446

2002 (1/1/02 - 10/24/02)

Fires: 68,884

Acres: 6,702,951

2001 (1/1/01 - 10/24/01)

Fires: 64,910

Acres: 3,285,991

2000 (1/1/00 - 10/24/00)

Fires: 84,208

Acres: 6,963,018

10-year average

1999 - 2008

Fires: 71,052

Acres: 6,435,131

Current Wildland Fires

Arizona

Fires: 0

Acres: 0

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0


WFU Fires: 1 Acres: 165 New WFU: 1
Marteen (Kaibab National Forest): This Wildland Fire Use incident is being managed for resource benefit.

California

Fires: 1

Acres: 16,269

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

Chalk (Los Padres National Forest): 16,269 acres at 93 percent contained. This fire is located nine miles north of Gorda. Structures are threatened. Evacuations are in effect.
Information: Call 805-961-5770 or visit the incident website.

New Jersey

Fires: 1

Acres: 1,950

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

Salders Ditch (New Jersey Forest Fire Service): 1,950 acres at 50 percent contained. This fire is located five miles north of Hammonton.

Utah

Fires: 1

Acres: 450

New fires: 0

Fires contained: 0

Slough 2 (Southeast Area, Utah Department of Forestry): 450 acres at an unknown percent contained. This fire is located 10 miles north of Moab.


Editor's Note: Apologies to all on the "lateness" of this report. The NIFC website states that they'll update on Mondays and Fridays. This week's Friday report wasn't posted until this morning, Saturday morning.

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