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US Wildfires Consume 7,378,212 Acres

Posted by feww on September 2, 2017

National Fire Preparedness Remains at Maximum Level 5 –NICC

Upgraded to level 5 (on a scale from 1 to 5) on August 10, 2017

Currently, 130 new fires including 88 large fires have burned 1.2 million acres in the West and Alaska.

Number of new large fires: 21
Number of active large fires: 88

[Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires. Total does not include individual fires within complexes.]

States currently reporting large fires: Alaska (2), California (11), Idaho (14), Montana (31), Nevada (5), Oregon (19), Utah (1), Washington (4), Wyoming (1)

  • TOTAL FIRES: 46,648
  • TOTAL ACRES: 7,378,212
Prescribed Fires and Acres (Year-to-Date)
  • Fires: 66,510
  • Acres: 2,931,011

Ten Year Average (2007–2016 as of today)

  • Fires: 49,570
  • Acres: 5,380,768

Canada: British Columbia extends wildfire emergency for fourth time

Canadian province of British Columbia has extended a state of emergency for a fourth time until September 15 amid destructive wildfires raging across the region, the provincial government reported.

  • Hundreds of forest fires across British Columbia have consumed about 900,000 hectares (2.2 million acres) and forced up to 50,000 people from their homes.

Canada Fires and Hectares (YTD)

  • Fires: 4,939
  • Hectares: 3,022,960 (~7.5 million acres)

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State of Emergency Declared in N. California Due to Wildfire

Posted by feww on September 2, 2017

Extreme heat puts 36.5 million Californians, or 98% of population, under a heat advisory –NWS

California Governor has issued an emergency declaration for a raging wildfire in Butte County in the northern part of the Golden State.

The so-called Ponderosa Fire has consumed about 3,800 acres and destroyed at least 30 homes, prompting evacuation orders to residents of more than 500 homes in the area, fire officials said.

San Francisco sets all-time heat record at 106 degrees (41.1ºC)

“San Francisco continues to climb. Latest high temperature for downtown is an incredible 106 degrees!” the NWS’s Bay Area station reported Friday.

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Ferocious wildfire burns 5,000 acres; forces mass-evacuations in L.A., Burbank

Posted by feww on September 2, 2017

Wildfire threatens hundreds of homes in L.A., Burbank

A fast-moving wildfire exploded to 5,000 acres in the Verdugo Mountains Saturday morning, threatening hundreds of homes and forcing the closure of 210 Freeway.

Los Angeles Fire Department issued an alert ordering mass evacuation of residents in multiple areas.

The so-called La Tuna fire has forced the closure of a long stretch of the 210 Freeway and threatens many homes in the Tujunga area, fire officials said.

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