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Sunday, July 24, 2016

2/24/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, Jul 24, 2016, 07:08
Posting frequency is daily by 0800.

Northwest Activity Summary
In the past 24 hours, warming and drying continue for most of the region; isolated light precipitation in northwest Washington. No lightning activity region wide. Light initial attack.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest1 (6/15)
National2 (6/6)
Northwest PL Forecast
123
3-day10-day30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 1, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres17 fires for 18 acres
2,658 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 4 fires for 15 acres
WA: 13 fires for 3 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 147 new fires
New large incidents: 7
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 21
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 8

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 1
0353 RN SCOTT CANYON OR-PRD-000353. ICT3. 20 miles E of Wasco, OR. Start 7/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Undetermined. 31,848 acres (+2,658). 55% containment. Grass/Brush. Active fire behavior, uphill runs, wind driven. Previously known as 0353 RN CREED.

None currently reported.
Lists fires (of any size) that singly utilize Monitor, Confine or Point Zone Protection suppression strategies, or use Multiple Suppression Strategies (which may also include a Full Suppression component).

Northwest Fire Potential Summary
A mild, seasonal airmass is over the region through Monday with few changes. Fire danger is forecasted to gradually climb this week but no critical fire weather events are anticipated.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
Other GACC Morning Reports:

Saturday, July 23, 2016

7/23/2016 Scott Canyon Fire Update

Fire Crews working Scott Canyon Fire near Condon, Oregon

Firefighters with Gilliam County and the Bureau of Land Management have been coordinating fire suppression efforts on the Scott Canyon Fire, which started Thursday afternoon near the John Day River north of Condon, Oregon. Winds yesterday afternoon caused the fire to grow rapidly in the steep canyons of the John Day River country. The fire was mapped this morning at 32, 850 acres.

The fire is burning in light grassy fuels in the canyons, and threatening wheat fields on the flat ground above the canyon rims. Gilliam County has been coordinating structure protection for the scattered ranches in the area, while wildland firefighting crews have been working with helicopters and Single Engine Air Tankers to stop the fire's progress.

A Type 3 Incident Management Team (Priest) will assume command of the fire today and will continue to operate under unified command with Gilliam County.

Crews will continue to be challenged by the steep slopes, light and dry fuels, and afternoon gusty winds. Central Oregon is in a drying and warming trend, which will add to the potential for increased fire behavior, particularly in the afternoons.

The John Day River and Cottonwood Canyon State Park remain open at this time.

Although the fire is believed to be human-caused, the specific cause has not been identified and is being investigated. Fire officials want to remind visitors that fire restrictions are in place along the John Day River. Campfires and charcoal fires are banned, and visitors should only use gas or propane stoves. In addition, people traveling through on Highway 206 or 19 should watch for increased traffic due to fire vehicles in the area.
 
 

7/23/2016 Oregon & Washington Lightning Map


7/23/2016 Wildland Fire Minute


*The Creed fire is now know as the Scott Canyon Fire

Central Oregon fire crews Thursday responded to the Creed Fire in Gilliam County. The fire grew to 12,500 acres overnight, and firefighters are bracing for Red Flag conditions today due to low humidity and gusty winds. The cause of the fire is undetermined, but the area had not received any recent lightning.
So far this year in the Pacific Northwest we’ve had 21 large fires, which are fires over 100 acres in timber or 300 acres in grass. Nearly 80% -- 16 of those large fires were human-caused, meaning they were preventable. The average over the past 5 years to date is 15 human-caused large fires – just 43% of 34 total large fires.

7/23/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Saturday, Jul 23, 2016, 06:49
Posting frequency is daily by 0800.

Northwest Activity Summary
In the past 24 hours, generally cooler temperatures region-wide.  Widespread precipitation in most of Washington with little to no precipitation in the majority of Oregon.  Lightning activity over northeast Washington. Light initial attack activity.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest1 (6/15)
National2 (6/6)
Northwest PL Forecast
123
3-day10-day30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 1, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres29 fires for 10 acres
16650 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 9 fires for 0 acres
WA: 20 fires for 10 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 203 new fires
New large incidents: 9
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 18
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 9

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 1
0353 RN SCOTT CANYON OR-PRD-000353. ICT3. 20 miles E of Wasco, OR. Start 7/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Undetermined. 29,190 acres (+16,690). 7% containment. Grass/Brush. Active fire behavior, uphill runs, wind driven.  T3 Team on order. Previously known as 0353 RN CREED.

None currently reported.
Lists fires (of any size) that singly utilize Monitor, Confine or Point Zone Protection suppression strategies, or use Multiple Suppression Strategies (which may also include a Full Suppression component).

Northwest Fire Potential Summary
A warm and mostly dry summer pattern will arrive this weekend and persist through next week.  Fire danger indices are forecasted to gradually climb in the coming week but otherwise no critical fire weather events are anticipated in the near term.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
Other GACC Morning Reports:
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Friday, July 22, 2016

7/22/2016 Oregon & Washington Lightning Map


7/22/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Friday, Jul 22, 2016, 07:25
Posting frequency is daily by 0800.

Northwest Activity Summary
In the past 24 hours, light to moderate precipitation over most of the Geographic Area with the exception of southcentral and southeast Oregon which received no precipitation. Lightning activity occurred over western and central Washington extending into the Cascades in northern Oregon. One new large fire reported (Creed) in light fuels in northcentral Oregon.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest1 (6/15)
National2 (6/6)
Northwest PL Forecast
223
3-day10-day30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 1, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres12 fires for 12,508 acres
0 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 7 fires for 12,501 acres
WA: 5 fires for 7 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 187 new fires
New large incidents: 7
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 12
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 7


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
Creed OR-PRD-000353. ICT3. 20 miles E of Wasco, OR. Start 7/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Undetermined.
12,500 acres (+12,500). 10% containment. Grass/Brush. Active fire behavior. County and BLM resources on scene. Light precipitation received. Wind driven. Initial information.
Incidents Previously Reported: 0

None currently reported.
Lists fires (of any size) that singly utilize Monitor, Confine or Point Zone Protection suppression strategies, or use Multiple Suppression Strategies (which may also include a Full Suppression component).

Northwest Fire Potential Summary
Lightning ignitions are likely over eastern Washington but will end on Saturday as the weather pattern shifts to favor warmer and drier conditions. Fire danger indices are expected to gradually climb for the next week but otherwise no critical fire weather events are anticipated.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
Other GACC Morning Reports:
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