Summary of national statistics

The National Park Service’s “Morning Report” has always had an elegantly simple way of summarizing the current national fire statistics. Unfortunately, they do not report on the weekends, when it would have shown much higher numbers of initial attack fires when the 900+ new fires in California would have been counted. Most of the recent lightning-caused fires in California started Friday night and Saturday. (“large” fires are greater than 100 acres)

Fire Summary (Five Day Trend)

Date

Thu

Fri

Mon

Tue

Wed

Day

6/19

6/20

6/23

6/24

6/25

Initial Attack Fires

202

265

517

312

406

New Large Fires

5

9

25

14

12

Large Fires Contained

0

6

6

3

8

Uncontained Large Fires

14

16

37

48

52


National Resource Commitments (Five Day Trend)

Date

Thu

Fri

Mon

Tue

Wed

Day

6/19

6/20

6/23

6/24

6/25

Area Command Teams

0

0

1

1

1

NIMO Teams

1

1

2

3

3

Type 1 Teams

1

1

8

8

12

Type 2 Teams

5

6

11

12

15

FUM Teams

1

1

0

1

0


Weather forecast
… is for more lightning, starting out dry, for northern California beginning Friday and lasting for several days. The thunderstorms will have a greater chance of having a little moisture on Saturday.

MAFFS….. Four C-130 air tankers operated by the military have been ordered for the fires in California. They are coming from Charlotte, NC and Colorado Springs, CO and should be operational today.

Airmen from the North Carolina Air National Guard’s 145th Airlift Wing push a modular airborne fire fighting system onto a C-130 Hercules. The system is a series of pressurized tanks that hold 3,000 gallons of flame-retardant liquid. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen) Click on the photo to see a larger version.

The Unable to Fill list for northern California has 35 Incident Command System job categories that they can’t fill.

The California Wildfire Coordinating Group has raised the Preparedness Level to five, the criteria for which is:

CALMAC is fully activated. Multiple large fires are common in the north and or the south. Fire danger is very high to extreme. Resources are being mobilized through the National Coordination Center. Activation of National Guard or military done or under consideration.