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Wildfire Aware Situation Report: SATURDAY | AUGUST 26, 2023

Wildfire Aware Situation Report for SATURDAY | AUGUST 26, 2023, for the United States.

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The United States remains at National Preparedness Level 4.

Initial Attack activity was LIGHT, with 110 NEW FIRES reported. There are 8 NEW LARGE FIRES in Oregon, Oklahoma, Montana, Arizona, and North Carolina.

  • Camp Creek (OR): Mt. Hood NF, USFS. CIMT (GB Team 1) mobilizing. Ten miles northeast of Sandy, OR. Timber, closed timber litter and brush. Active fire behavior with isolated torching, single tree torching and spotting. Infrastructure threatened. Area, road and trail closures in effect.

  • Chilcoot (OR): Umpqua NF, USFS. IMT 2 (CA Team 12) mobilizing. Twenty miles northeast of Glide, OR. Timber and closed timber litter. Extreme fire behavior with short crown runs, group torching and spotting.

  • Ida (OK): Kisatchie NF, USFS. Twelve miles southeast of Leesville, LA. Southern rough and timber. Active fire behavior with crowning and spotting. Residences threatened.

  • Thunderstorm (OK): Oklahoma DOF. Twelve miles south of Hartshorn, OK. Timber. Active fire behavior with running and torching.

  • Tablerville Road (OK): Oklahoma DOF. Sixteen miles northeast of Broken Bow, OK. Timber. Active fire behavior with running and torching.

  • Mount Liebig (MT)*: Flathead NF, USFS. Eight miles south of Hungry Horse, MT. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Last narrative report unless significant activity occurs.

  • Valentine (AZ): Tonto NF, USFS. IMT 2 (SW Team 4). Twenty-seven miles east of Payson, AZ. Hardwood litter and timber. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Energy infrastructure threatened. Area closures in effect

  • Cagle Grave (NC)

2 large fires were contained in Washington and North Carolina.

  • Cagle Grave (NC)

  • Huckleberry Flats (WA)

There are a total of 58 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.

Nationally, 48 fires are being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.

Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Weather Discussion

Provided by the National Interagency Fire Center

Above normal temperatures with minimum relative humidity of 10-30% will continue near and west of the Cascades in northwest California, Oregon, and Washington. Above normal temperatures will spread into the northern Great Basin, Inland Northwest, and northern Rockies as well. Isolated to scattered mixed wet and dry thunderstorms will develop across eastern Oregon into central and southern Idaho and southern Montana. Monsoonal thunderstorms will continue over the Four Corners states, with the greatest coverage over New Mexico and Colorado and more isolated activity in Arizona and Utah. Hot, dry, and locally breezy conditions will continue across the southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley and Southeast. Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will develop as well, with small rainfall footprints. Scattered to widespread thunderstorms will develop along a slow-moving cold front from the central Plains into the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, southern Appalachians, and Carolinas. Showery conditions will continue in the Northeast behind the front, but some warming will occur due to less cloud cover. Widespread showers are expected across Alaska, but portions of the eastern Interior through the panhandle are likely to remain dry.

Red Flag Warnings remain in effect from Eastern Texas into southern Mississippi. The Storm Prediction Center has identified no areas of concern for today.

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