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Incident Information | Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Contact Information

PIO: Phone: 303-445-4322 | Email: rmaccfireinfo@gmail.com | Twitter: @rmaccfireinfo

Preparedness Levels

National Preparedness Level: 2                            Rocky Mountain Area Preparedness Level: 1   

Preparedness levels range on a scale from one to five. They communicate planning and organization readiness, which is commensurate with increasing fire danger. Click here for more information.

Current Activity / Active Incidents

Yesterday, initial attack activity was minimal with 2 fires reported (1 USFS & 1 County); less than 1 acre reported.

There are 11 uncontained large fires burning in the U.S. There are 5,000 resources assigned; 158 resources are from the Rocky Mountain Area.

Weather & Fire Potential

Showers and storms will be widespread across far eastern section of the region on Friday, otherwise, a drying trend will ensue in western sections. By Saturday into Sunday, prefrontal conditions develop across much of Wyoming and Colorado, which translates to warmer temperatures, an expanding dry air-mass, and windy conditions from central Wyoming through northwest Colorado, and to a lesser extent for remainder of western Colorado. A frontal boundary does moderate temperatures, increase RH, and increase thunderstorm activity over northern Wyoming and into South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas on Sunday and Monday.

Large fire risk increases into the moderate to high category, primarily across the lower slopes and lower elevations of central Wyoming through western Colorado through the forecast period as a drier airmass combines with windy conditions, especially Saturday and Sunday.

Year-to-Date Fires & Acres

AGENCY
FIRES
ACRES
Bureau of Indian Affairs
447
2,322
Bureau of Land Management
337
10,852
County
321
40,812
Department of Defense
2
0
State of Nebraska
4
61
State of South Dakota
275
5,825
U.S. Forest Service
219
2,147
Fish & Wildlife Service
21
1,181
National Park Service
17
2,505
State of Colorado
4
663
Nature Conservancy
0
0
State of Kansas
0
0
State of Wyoming
7
19
Private
8
3
TOTAL
1,662
66,394
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