The U.S. wildfire season continues to burn into November. Last Friday (10-29-21), the National Interagency Fire Center reported there are wildfire fighters deployed trying to contain 6 large wildfires burning on over 336,400 acres nationally. Three new large fires were reported on Friday — two in Texas and one in Colorado.
Seasonal temperatures and semi-wet weather conditions continue to help wildland firefighters work toward containment goals. However, many wildfires that have been burning for months continue to burn with only 7 being reported as fully contained.
Year to date, 48,366 wildfires have scorched more than 6,523,989 acres in the United States. In comparison to the same time period in 2020 — at the time considered a “bad” fire season — 47,132 wildfires were reported, and they had consumed 8,542,737 acres.
In total, 6 fires are burning and that does not include individual fires within complexes. The breakdown per state of wildfires is as follows: California, 3; Montana, 1; Oregon, 1; and Washington State, 1.
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National Fire News as of October 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. MDT