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Monday, September 17, 2012

Quick look: California Wildfires Today 09-17-12

 California Fire Weather: No Current Red Flags, Watches Or Warnings

National Fire Weather: Predictive Services Discussion: Warm and dry conditions will continue across most of the West. A cold front
will push through the central Plains and the upper Midwest, bringing colder conditions and scattered showers from the Dakotas to Michigan. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will form over the lower and midMississippi valley and across the Southeast.

National Fire Situation: 
National Preparedness Level 3

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: Light (70 new fires)
New large fires: 2 (*)
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: ** 30
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 6
Type 2 IMTs committed: 8
** Uncontained large fires include only fires being managed under a full suppression

Notes: The U.S. Forest Service has deactivated the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped military C-130 Hercules as fire conditions in the West have improved.

The 153rd Air Expeditionary Group received the notification late Sept. 14, releasing the two MAFFS planes and crews that were still operating, as well as the associated support and maintenance staff. All crews have reported back to their home stations.

California Wildfires Today: 
California Wildfire Locations, Perimeters and Hot-spots
OSCC - South Ops
Light IA

ONCC - North Ops
Northern California Area (PL 3)
New fires: 5
New large fires: 0
Uncontained large fires: 1

CA-MNF North Pass Fire. 41,983 acres, 100% contained.

CA-SHF Bagley Fire is 100% contained at 46,011 acres.

CA-SHF Ward Fire. This fire is 100% contained at 550 acres.

CA-NOD Likely Fire. The fire is contained at 9,838 acres.
 All remaining unassigned resources are being demobed.
LCES - 10 Standard Fire Orders - 18 Watchout Situations    

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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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