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Wildfire Aware Situation Report: SUNDAY | AUGUST 27, 2023

Wildfire Aware Situation Report for SUNDAY | AUGUST 27, 2023, for the United States.

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The United States remains at National Preparedness Level 4.

Initial Attack activity was LIGHT, with 49 NEW FIRES reported. There are 3 NEW LARGE FIRES in Oregon and Louisiana.

  • Tyee Complex (OR): (2 fires), North Unit, Oregon DOF. IMT 1 (ODF Team 1) mobilizing. Ten miles west of Sutherlin, OR. Timber and light slash. Extreme fire behavior with crowning, uphill runs and spotting. Residences threatened. Evacuations and road closures in effect.

  • HWY 113 (LA): Louisiana Office of Forestry. Fourteen miles northwest of Oakdale, LA. Southern rough and timber. Active fire behavior with backing and running.

  • Rabbit Pen (LA)

3 large fires were contained in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

  • Rabbit Pen (LA)

  • Beaver Pond (MS)

  • Dry (TX)

There are a total of 59 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.

Nationally, 46 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 15-35% will continue near and west of the Cascades in northwest California, Oregon, and Washington, with locally breezy west winds in the Coast Range. Above normal temperatures will continue into the northern Great Basin, Inland Northwest, and northern Rockies as well. Isolated to scattered mixed wet/dry thunderstorms will develop across northeast Oregon into southern Idaho, southern Montana, and Wyoming. Scattered monsoonal thunderstorms will continue over New Mexico and Colorado, with isolated thunderstorms over the higher terrain of eastern Arizona into southeast Utah. Much of western Arizona, the southern Great Basin, and southern California will be hot and dry with temperatures exceeding 105o F. Scattered thunderstorms will develop from central Texas into the Deep South with small rainfall footprints and strong outflow winds due to continued hot temperatures. Widespread thunderstorms are likely across northeast Georgia into the Carolinas providing more significant relief. Near to below-normal temperatures are expected across the northern Plains, Great Lakes, and Northeast.

Red Flag Warnings remain in effect for another day from Eastern Texas into southern Mississippi. The Storm Prediction Center has identified an area of Elevated Fire Weather across Southern Oklahoma and Northern Texas.

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