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Today's Fire Danger

Using current conditions and weather patterns over the last 52 days
Fire danger is calculated at Solar Noon each day
Forecast is for time of highest risk, usually mid-late afternoon

HIGH FIRE DANGER IS FORECAST
All fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most causes. Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape. Fires spread rapidly and short-distance spotting is common. High-intensity burning may develop on slopes or in concentrations of fine fuels. Fires may become serious and their control difficult unless they are attacked successfully while small.
FWI Details

FIRE BEHAVIOUR:
Fire Weather Index ... HIGH (20)
Initial Spread .......... LOW (4)
Build Up Index ........ EXTREME (446)

FUELS MOISTURE:
Fine Fuel Moisture .. HIGH (89)
Duff Moisture ......... EXTREME (395)
Drought ................ EXTREME (1276)


Current Chandler Burn Index

Based on current temperature and humidity


CURRENT FIRE RISK IS LOW

Fuels do not ignite readily from small firebrands although a more intense heat source, such as lightning, may start fires in duff or punky wood. Fires in open cured grasslands may burn freely a few hours after rain, but woods fires spread slowly by creeping or smoldering, and burn in irregular fingers. There is little danger of spotting.

Image shows current CBI Fire Danger, Current Temp, Humidity, CBI rating, CBI spread component and intensity component.



National Fire Risk Assessment

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National Fire Risk National Fire Risk


Drought/Rain

ElementValueDescription
Drought (FWI) 1276 Drought: Extreme
Rain Today0.00
Rain Month0.00
Rain Year9.82Since January 1
Days No Rain90Days
Record No Rain137Days (Station records 2004 to Present)
Last Rain6/29/2020