NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCESWestern Wildfires 12, 2021Currently 80 large fires an...

Western Wildfires

September 12, 2021
Currently 80 large fires and complexes are burning in several states. About 85% of the active large fires are in the Northern Rockies, Northwest and Northern California areas. More than 22,000 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents across the country.
Daily statistics
Number of new large fires or emergency response

* New fires are identified with an asterisk 2 States currently reporting large fires:
Number of active large fires
Total does not include individual fires within complexes. 80 • Idaho (22)
• Montana (15)
• California (13)
• Washington (11)
• Oregon (8)
• Wyoming (5)
• Nevada (2)
• Utah (2)
• Colorado (1)
• Minnesota (1)

Acres from active fires 3,141,789
Fires contained 2

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