Wildfire Aware Situation Report: Thursday | July 27, 2023
Welcome to the Wildfire Aware Situation Report for Thursday, July 27, 2023, for the United States. Initial Attack activity continues to be LIGHT, with 142 NEW FIRES reported. There are 13 NEW LARGE FIRES in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, and Alaska.
Apple Tree (NM)*
Pine Ridge (WY)
Pogo Mine Road (AK)*
2 large fires were contained. There are a total of 29 UNCONTAINED LARGE FIRES currently.
Haight Creek (OR)
Mann Lake (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)
Bowl Creek (AZ)
Cottonwood Ridge (AZ)
Ryegrass Pass (WA)
Hay Draw (MT)*
Elk Horn (ID)*
*Nationally, 23 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
Dry and breezy southwest winds will create areas of elevated fire weather conditions across the northern Great Basin and portions of the northern Rockies, Columbia Basin, and southern Plains. Hot temperatures will continue across the Southwest, Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley, and Southeast. Isolated dry thunderstorms will continue this morning over central and southeast Idaho into southwest Montana and western Wyoming. This afternoon, isolated to scattered mixed wet and dry thunderstorms will develop across much of the Rockies, Southwest, and eastern Great Basin. Scattered thunderstorms will also develop across much of the Plains, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Gulf and Southeast Coasts. Severe thunderstorms are most likely to develop in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast ahead of a cold front. Above-normal temperatures will continue for much of Alaska, with isolated thunderstorms for the central and eastern Interior.
Red Flag Warnings remain in effect for southern Idaho and Northeastern Nevada. The Storm Prediction Center has issued Elevated Fire Weather areas from California/Nevada border to the Snake River Plain.
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Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.
Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.