Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Saturday | July 29, 2023
Welcome to the Wildfire Aware Situation Report for Saturday, July 29, 2023, for the United States. Initial Attack activity continues to be LIGHT, with 162 NEW FIRES reported. There are 7 NEW LARGE FIRES in Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, and California.
Gold Hill (AZ)*
MM66 I84 (ID)
2 large fires were contained. There are a total of 34 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.
Haight Creek (OR)
Bowles Creek (MT)
Little Bear (ID)*
La Jara Canyon (NM)
Red Point Tank (AZ)
Bull Pen (AZ)
Cutoff Ridge (TX)*
Spring Creek (CO)
Cobb Creek (TX)
Newell Road (WA)
Lazy B (NM)
Cottonwood Ridge (AZ)
Elk Horn (ID)*
Apple Tree (NM)*
Pine Ridge (WY)
Pogo Mine Road (AK)*
Midnight Tank (AZ)
Big Knife (MT)*
Devils Slide (WY)
*Nationally, 24 fires are being managed under a strategy other than full suppression.
We remain at National Preparedness Level 3.
Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Weather Discussion
Provided by the National Interagency Fire Center
West-southwest sustained winds of 15-25 mph gusting 25-40 mph with minimum relative humidity of 6-20% will develop across portions of the western Great Basin and east of the Cascades into the Columbia Basin creating elevated to critical conditions. Breezy southwest winds will extend into the central Great Basin, while breezy south to southeast winds are also forecast across much of Texas. Hot temperatures will continue across southeast California through the greater Four Corners into much of the southern and central Plains and Southeast. Isolated to scattered mixed wet and dry thunderstorms will develop across the Southwest and greater Four Corners, with thunderstorms in the northern Rockies mainly near and east of the Divide. Thunderstorms, some severe, will develop from the northern and central Plains through the southern Great Lakes into the Mid- Atlantic ahead of a cold front, with isolated thunderstorms likely along the Gulf Coast and Southeast. Above-normal temperatures and isolated thunderstorms will continue across much of the central and eastern Interior, with showers and cooler temperatures for southwest Alaska.
Red Flag Warnings are in effect for the California, Oregon and Nevada border areas, the Columbia River in Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon, and in Eastern Idaho below 6,500 ft. The Storm Prediction Center has issued Critical Fire Weather areas for Northwest California, northwest Nevada, and far southern Oregon. Elevated Fire Weather Areas are issued in Eastern Washington into Northern Oregon.
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Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.
Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.