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Daily statistics 8/27/15
Number of new large fires 5 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total number includes full suppression and resource managed fires.25
Total does not include individual fires within complexes.
66

California (11)
Idaho (19)
Montana (11)
New Mexico (1)
Oregon (10)
Utah (2)
Washington (12)

Acres from active fires 1,696,874
Fires contained 6
Year-to-date statistics
2015 (1/1/15 - 8/27/15) Fires: 43,260 Acres: 7,697,292
2014 (1/1/14 - 8/27/14) Fires: 38,115 Acres: 2,706,158
2013 (1/1/13 - 8/27/13) Fires: 33,766 Acres: 3,553,285
2012 (1/1/12 - 8/27/12) Fires: 43,787 Acres: 7,346,427
2011 (1/1/11 - 8/27/11) Fires: 53,312 Acres: 6,814,381
2010 (1/1/10 - 8/27/10) Fires: 42,968 Acres: 2,471,397
2009 (1/1/09 - 8/27/09) Fires: 64,172 Acres: 5,205,770
2008 (1/1/08 - 8/27/08) Fires: 63,773 Acres: 4,535,184
2007 (1/1/07 - 8/27/07) Fires: 64,372 Acres: 6,863,472
2006 (1/1/06 - 8/27/06) Fires: 78,505 Acres: 7,573,076
2005 (1/1/05 - 8/27/05) Fires: 45,023 Acres: 7,211,224
Annual average prior 10 years
2005-2014 Fires: 52,485

Acres: 5,376,673

27 August 2015 (NIFC) – More than 28,000 firefighters and support personnel are battling wildfires across the West. Currently 66 wildfires have burned nearly 1.7 million acres. Today, 68 firefighters from Australia and New Zealand are being deployed to incidents in Oregon and Washington.

Two hundred soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Brigade based out of Fort Lewis, Washington are deployed in Washington state.

Four MAFFS C-130 Airtankers are assigned to McClellan Airfield in Sacramento, California and two MAFFS C-130 Airtankers are assigned to Channel Islands, California in support of wildland fire operations.

Five wildland fire suppression crews and one CL-415 scooper group from Ontario, Canada and one Convair 580 airtanker group from both Saskatchewan and Alberta are supporting fire suppression efforts in the Northern Rockies Area. Fifty-eight fireline management personnel from Alberta and Ontario, Canada are assigned to support large fires in the Northern Rockies Area. [more]

[cf. this story from 2012:

Since 1960, when we began keeping good records, surpassing 9 million acres burned has only happened three times: this year, 2006 and 2007," reports Randy Eardley, spokesman for the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.

With more than seven weeks of fall and winter weather left in the year, he says it's unlikely that we'll break the record set in 2006, when 9.8 million acres burned. (In 2007, 9.3 million acres were charred.) – Des]

National Preparedness Level 5

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