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Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Monday | July 17, 2023


Welcome to the Wildfire Aware Situation Report for Monday, July 17, 2023, for the United States.

Initial Attack activity continues to be LIGHT, with 115 NEW FIRES reported. There are 2 NEW LARGE FIRES, both in Texas.

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  • Cutoff Ridge (TX)

  • Flat Cypress Creek (TX)

3 large fires were contained. There are a total of 15 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.

  • Campbell (AZ)

  • Prevost (NM)

  • Pilot (AZ)

  • Homestead (AZ)

  • Jackson (NM)

  • Bull Pen (AZ)

  • Cutoff Ridge (TX)*

  • Comanche (TX)*

  • Ridge (AZ)*

  • Pass (NM)*

  • Hull (AZ)*

  • Three Lakes (AZ)*

  • Flat (OR)

  • Boulder (OR)

  • Devil's Butte (OR)

  • Baird Springs (WA)

  • Rabbit (CA)

  • Reche (CA)

  • Pika (CA)*

  • Bone (CA)*

  • Spring Creek (CO)

  • Chris Mountain (CO)

  • Consalus (ID)

  • Midnight (ID)

  • Moore Peak (TX)

*Nationally, 8 fires are being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.


We remain at National Preparedness Level 2.


Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Weather Discussion

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Provided by the National Interagency Fire Center

Well above normal temperatures will continue across much of the West with low afternoon low relative humidity below 20% except west of the Cascades where onshore flow will result in higher humidity. Isolated dry thunderstorms will continue in the morning across portions of northwest Nevada, central Idaho, and western Montana, becoming scattered in the afternoon across northern Nevada into southern Idaho and southwest Montana. Breezy westerly winds will also develop across in the Inland Northwest and Great Basin creating elevated fire weather conditions as well. Isolated dry thunderstorms are possible this afternoon across central Arizona into western New Mexico with wet thunderstorms possible across far southern Arizona. Isolated thunderstorms will also develop across much of the Plains, with more numerous thunderstorms, likely severe, across portions of South Dakota and Nebraska. Texas will continue to be hot, dry, and breezy, while isolated to scattered thunderstorms are likely for much of the eastern United States east of the Mississippi River. Eastern Interior Alaska will be warm with scattered thunderstorms while the rest of Alaska is drier but cool.


There are Red Flag Warnings and Watches in effect for various areas throughout Washington, Oregon and Northwestern Colorado. Most of the western United States remains under some type of heat warning. The Storm Prediction Center has issued an area of Elevated Fire Weather for Eastern Washington into Oregon in the Columbia Basin, as well ass near the Utah, Colorado and Wyoming border. There is a Critical Fire Weather area in Eastern Washington.


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