US National Interagency Fire Center Wildfire Update for the Week Ending October 6th

The US National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) is reporting that as of Friday, October 6th, 27 large wildfires have burned more than 334,369 acres in 9 states. One new large wildfire was reported on Thursday in Michigan.

Approximately 3,700 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents across the nation. The National Preparedness Level remains at a 2 out of 5.

The number of large new fires or emergency responses as of October 6th was 1. The number of active large fires stands at 27 (not including individual fires within complexes). There are currently 334,369 acres actively involved in fires. The total number of wildfires contained stands at 2.

States currently reporting large fires are Oregon with 10; California with 5; Arizona and Louisiana with 3 each; Utah with 2; and Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, and Oklahoma with 1 each.

The updated year-to-date comparison is as follows:

  • Year-to-date through October 10th, 47,120 wildfires have been reported and have burned 2,647,217 acres.
  • During the same period last year, 54,321 wildfires were reported and had burned 6,931,367 acres.
  • The 10-year average (2013–22) for the same period is 46,404 wildfires and 6,297,244 acres burned.

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