Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Sunday | July 23, 2023
Updated: Jul 24
Welcome to the Wildfire Aware Situation Report for Sunday, July 23, 2023, for the United States. Initial Attack activity continues to be LIGHT, with 77 NEW FIRES reported. There are 4 NEW LARGE FIRE in Oregon, Washington, and New Mexico.
Newell Road (WA)
Horse Camp (NM)
Lazy B (NM)
-Not yet listed on the report is the Golden Fire in Oregon.
5 large fire was contained. There are a total of 23 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.
Haight Creek (OR)
Mann Lake (OR)
Bowles Creek (MT)
Little Bear (ID)*
Adams Peak (AZ)
La Jara Canyon (NM)
Black Mesa (NM)
Red Point Tank (AZ)
Bull Pen (AZ)
Cutoff Ridge (TX)*
Spring Creek (CO)
Beaver Creek (TX)
Cobb Creek (TX)
*Nationally, 12 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
Isolated to scattered mixed wet and dry thunderstorms will continue across the Southwest extending into southern California, southwest Texas, and the greater Four Corners region. Isolated mixed wet and dry thunderstorms are also possible across the northern Great Basin into southwest Montana, and there is potential for isolated thunderstorms in Nevada, including Nevada into southern Idaho overnight. Hot, dry, and breezy conditions will develop along and east of the Cascades and the Sierra into the central and northern Great Basin and portions of the Inland Northwest, especially in and near the Columbia Gorge. Well above normal temperatures will continue across much of the West, northern Plains, and portions of Texas and South Florida. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected from south Texas to the southeast Atlantic Coast, especially along the Gulf Coast, with showers and scattered thunderstorms from the Great Lakes and Midwest into the Mid-Atlantic. Well above normal temperatures and scattered wet thunderstorms will continue over the Alaska Interior.
There are currently Fire Weather Watches in effect for the Columbia River along the Washington, Oregon border, Southeastern Oregon, and Far Northeastern California. Fire Weather Watches are currently in effect for eastern Washington, the Idaho panhandling, and Northwestern Montana. The Storm Prediction Center has issued two areas of Elevated Fire Weather near the borders of California, Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho. As well as along the Columbia River along the Washington and Oregon border.
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Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.
Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.