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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Quick look: California Wildfires Today 09-18-12

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, while mild conditions settle over the Plains. Gusty winds will develop across the northern High Plains. A cold front will push through the East, bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms from Georgia to New England.

National Fire Situation: 
National Preparedness Level 3 

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Light (91 new fires) 
New large fires:  4 (*) 
Large fires contained:  1 
Uncontained large fires: ** 36 
Area Command Teams committed: 0 
NIMOs committed: 0 
Type 1 IMTs committed: 6 
Type 2 IMTs committed: 7 
** 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
Cooler temperatures and light initial attack throughout the GACC. 

ONCC - North Ops
New fires: 3 
New large fires: 0 
Uncontained large fires: 0
No new large fire activity reported over night. 

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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