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Wildfire Aware Situation Report: WEDNESDAY | AUGUST 30, 2023

Wildfire Aware Situation Report for WEDNESDAY | AUGUST 30, 2023, for the United States.

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The United States remains at National Preparedness Level 4.

Geographic Area Preparedness Levels

Initial Attack activity was LIGHT, with 75 NEW FIRES reported. There are 8 NEW LARGE FIRES in Texas, Louisiana, Montana, Idaho and Mississippi.

  • Welcome (TX): Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge, FWS. Twelve miles south of Port Arthur, TX. Brush. Active fire behavior. Community of Sabine Pass and energy infrastructure threatened.

  • Lions Camp Road (TX): Louisiana Office of Forestry. Five miles northwest of Leesville, LA. Southern rough, timber and brush. Extreme fire behavior with crowning, torching and running. Structures threatened.

  • Miller (LA): Louisiana Office of Forestry. Nineteen miles southwest of Leesville, LA. Timber. Active fire behavior with running. Structures threatened.

  • Coal Ridge (MT): North Central Montana District, BLM. Sixty-one miles east of Fort Benton, MT. Timber and grass. Extreme fire behavior with group torching, running and flanking. Residences and energy infrastructure threatened.

  • Pryor Creek Rd (MT): Crow Agency, BIA. Twenty-two miles southeast of Laurel, MT. Grass. Extreme fire behavior with running. Numerous structures threatened.

  • Telegraph (ID): Twin Falls District, BLM. Eleven miles north of Shoshone, ID. Brush and grass. Extreme fire behavior with running. Communities of Richfield and Carey and sage-grouse habitat threatened.

  • Black Mountain (ID): Sawtooth NF, USFS. Twenty-three miles southeast of Twin Falls, ID. Timber. Active fire behavior with torching, spotting and creeping. Last narrative report unless significant activity occurs

  • New Hope Road (MS)

1 large fire was contained in Mississippi.

  • New Hope Road (MS)

There are a total of 63 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

Hurricane Idalia will make landfall in the Florida Big Bend this morning, with strong winds, heavy rain, and significant flooding likely along the path of Idalia into southeast Georgia and the coastal Carolinas, along with storm surge up to 15 feet along the Gulf Coast of Florida. To the west, sustained northerly winds 12-25 mph with higher gusts will develop across east Texas into the Lower Mississippi Valley amid minimum relative humidity of 18-30% creating elevated to critical fire weather conditions. Breezy and dry north to northeasterly winds will continue across much of northern California during the day, strongest in the Sacramento Valley and North Bay mountains. Breezy and dry southwesterly winds will also develop across the Mojave and Sonoran deserts into the southern Great Basin and much of Wyoming. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue across much of northwest Oregon and northern and western Washington while rain continues across north Idaho, and northwest Montana. Isolated mixed wet and dry thunderstorms will develop across portions of southeast Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. Showers and thunderstorms will develop in the Northeast along a cold front, with cool and dry conditions for much of the Midwest.

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are in effect for east Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas, parts of Wyoming, and Northern California. Fire Weather Watches are also in effect for the leeward areas of the Hawaiian Islands. The Storm Prediction Center has issued elevated areas of fire weather concern for the Northwest and Northern Rockies in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. As well as the Southern US across east Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Arkansas.

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Link to the National Incident Management Situation Report.

Link to the National Weather Service Fire Weather Prediction Center.

Link to the National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential.

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