65 Large Wildfires Continue to Burn Across the U.S. with Only 1 Listed as Contained

The National Interagency Fire Center reported today (9-27-21) there are 65 large wildfires burning nationally on over 3,154,071 acres. Two new large fires were being reported on Sunday (9-26-21), with one located in Oklahoma and the other in Texas.

Favorable weather conditions continue to help wildland firefighters work toward containment goals. However, as of today only 1 wildfire is listed as contained.

Since January 1, 2021, 45,971 wildfires have scorched more than 5,879,222 acres in the United States. In comparison, for the same time period in 2020 — which was considered a “bad” fire season — 44,520 wildfires were reported and they had consumed 7,459,248 acres.

The current breakdown per state of wildfires is as follows: Idaho, 20; Montana and California, 10; Washington State, 8; Oregon, 6; Wyoming, 4; Nevada, 2; and Colorado, Minnesota, and Texas, 1 each.


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National Fire News