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Thursday, September 10, 2015

09/10/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 0700 hrs.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
Warming and drying conditions across the region. Minimal growth on existing large fires. One new large fire.


Preparedness Levels


Current:
Northwest4 (no change)
National4 (no change)
Northwest PL Forecast:
3
3
2
3-day
10-day
30-day

Northwest Fire Activity

Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 22 (OR: 8, WA: 14)
New Fires and Acres: 9 fires for 1,801 acres
(779 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 9 fires for 1,801 acres
WA: 0 fires for 0 acres

Northwest IMT Activity

Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 7
OSFM: 0
Wildland Fire Management Team: 0

National Fire Activity

Initial attack activity: Light (117 new fires)
New large incidents: 2

Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 43

National IMT Activity

Area Command Teams committed: 1
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 6

Type 2 IMTs committed: 15
NIMO (Hahnenburg) assisting IMT transitions for Okanagon Complex, Chelan Complex, Tunk Block and North Star.

Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously-Reported: 1
Oven FireOR-PRD-000590. ICT4. 3 miles east of Maupin, OR. Start 9/9. Full Suppression. Short grass and brush. Cause: Human. 1,800 acres. 0% containment. Extreme fire behavior with wind driven runs and running.
Incidents Previously-Reported: 21
North Star WA-COA-000157. IMT1. CA Team 5 (Minton). 5 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/13. Full Suppression.Timber. Cause: Human. 210,115 acres. (+88). 40% containment. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and creeping. Residences, commercial timber, rangelands, critical communication sites, commercial property and structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect. Evacuations in effect. Fire mobilization authorized (8/19). CA Team 5 (Minton) managing Tunk Block and North Star.
Canyon Creek Complex (3 fires) OR-MAF-015192. IMT2. OR Team 4 (Goff). 7 miles N of Seneca, OR. Start 8/12. Full Suppression (all fires in complex). Timber and grass. Cause: Lightning. 110,406 acres. (-4). 85% containment. Moderate fire behavior with group torching and creeping. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences, critical habitat, watershed and wilderness threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Evacuations in effect. Conflagration Act invoked (8/15) and ended (9/2). FMAG approved (8/15).
Includes 3 fires. Berry Creek merged with Mason Spring: Berry Creek (OR-MAF-015271). 100 acres; Mason Spring (OR-MAF-0152270). 110,108 acres; Jerrys Draw (OR-952S-015306). 161 acres. 100% containment.
Tunk BlockWA-NES-001219. IMT1. CA Team 5 (Minton). 3 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression.Timber. Cause: Unknown. 162,660 acres. (+96). 71% containment. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and creeping. Residences, structures and natural resources threatened. Road and trail closures in effect. Evacuations in effect. CA Team 5 (Minton) managing Tunk Block and North Star.
Okanogan Complex (2 fires) WA-NES-001203. IMT2. WA Team 5 (Leitch). 13 miles NW of Omak, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression (all fires in complex). Timber and brush. Cause: Lightning. 132,634 acres. (+0). 85% containment. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing, and creeping. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences, communications sites, power lines, irrigation infrastructure, T&E species, watersheds, rangeland and commercial timber threatened. Road and trail closures in effect. Evacuations in effect. Fire mobilization authorized (8/17). FMAG approved (8/15).
Includes four fires. Beaver Lake merged with Lime Belt: Beaver Lake (WA-OWF-000671). 25,956 acres. Lime Belt (WA-OWF-000657). 106,882 acres.
Carpenter Rd. WA-SPA-000046. IMT2. OR Team 3 (Johnson). 35 miles NW of Spokane, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Human. 65,068 acres. (+0). 90% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences, commercial property and structures destroyed and threatened. Road closures in effect. Evacuations in effect. Fire mobilization authorized (8/14).
Chelan Complex (5 fires)WA-SES-000701. IMT2. WA Team 3 (Allbee). 1 mile S of Chelan, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression (all fires in complex). Timber and brush. Cause: Unknown. 88,684 acres. (+0). 75% containment. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing, and creeping. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences, commercial property, communication sites and structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect. Evacuations in effect. Fire mobilization authorized (8/17). FMAG approved (8/15).
Includes five merged fires; Reach(WA-SPD-000651). Fire mobilization authorized (8/14); McFarland Creek (WA-OWF-000669);Cagle (WA-SES-000655); Antoine Creek (WA-OWF-000654); Black Canyon (WA-OWF-000663).
Kettle Complex (4 fires)WA-COF-001264. IMT2 WA Team 1 (Ciraulo). 26 miles NW of Colville, WA. Start 8/11. Full Suppression (all fires in complex). Timber. Cause: Lightning. 76,621 acres. (+112). 60% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences and commercial property destroyed. Residences, commercial property and structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Evacuations in effect.
Includes four fires: Graves Mountain (WA-COF-001196). 8,587 acres. 65% containment; Stickpin (WA-COF-001111). 54,278 acres. 55% containment. Fire mobilization authorized (8/14); Renner (WA-COF-001202). 13,524 acres. 70% containment. Fire mobilization authorized (8/19). North Boulder 2 (WA-COF-000867). 232 acres. 100% containment.
Kaniksu Complex (7 fires) WA-COF-001302. IMT2. AK Black Team (Kurth). 35 miles E of Colville, WA. Start 8/18. Monitor/Full Suppression/Confine. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 26,165 acres. (+0). 70% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences, commercial property, historic sites, commercial timber, recreation infrastructure, campgrounds, T&E species habitat and structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
Includes seven fires: Tower (WA-COF-001120). 24,269 acres. (+0). 58% containment; Onata Creek (WA-NES-001310) 546 acres. (+0). 100% containment; Baldy (WA-COF-001003). 515 acres. (+0). 100% containment; Grease Creek (WA-COF-001212). 628 acres. (+0). 17% containment; Hall Mountain (WA-COF-001164). 39 acres. (+0). 0% containment; Slate Creek (WA-COF-001221). 1 acre. (+0). 0% containment; South Fork Slate Trail – D5 (WA-COF-001218). 167 acres. (+0). 0% containment.
Wolverine WA-OWF-000287. IMT2. WA Team 2 (Rabe). 3 miles NW of Lucerne, WA. Start 6/29. Point Zone Protection/Full Suppression. Grass and timber. Cause: Lightning. 65,355 acres. (+0). 35% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences and structures destroyed. Communities, residences, structures, T&E species habitat, campgrounds and historic structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Evacuations in effect. WA Team 2 (Rabe) currently managing Wolverine and First Creek.
First Creek WA-OWF-000650. IMT2 WA Team 2 (Rabe). 8 miles NW of Chelan, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression. Grass and timber. Cause: Lightning. 7,490 acres. (+0). 90% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences and structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. WA Team 2 (Rabe) currently managing Wolverine and First Creek.
Cougar Creek WA-YAA-000157. IMT3. 6 miles NW of Glenwood, WA. Start 8/10. Full Suppression. Timber and grass. Cause: Lightning. 53,523 acres. (+0). 97% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Structures, natural resources, T&E species habitat and campgrounds threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
Grizzly Bear Complex OR-UMF-000947. IMT3. 20 miles SE of Dayton, WA. Start 8/13. Monitor/Confine/Point Zone Protection/Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 75,269 acres. (+0). 44% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and isolated torching. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences, commercial property, structures, campgrounds, commercial hunting, T&E species habitat, recreational facilities, historic buildings, watersheds and natural resources threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Evacuations in effect. This complex contains 17 fires (varying sizes, some have merged). Conflagration Act invoked (8/20) and ended (8/25). FMAG approved (8/21).
Upper Skagit Complex (8 fires) WA-NCP-000052. IMT3. 1 mile NW of Newhalem, WA. Start 8/10. Monitor/Confine/Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 8,505 acres. (+0). 66% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures destroyed.
Includes: Goodell (WA-NCP-000039). 7,111 acres. (+0). 0% containment; Thursday Creek (WA-NCP-000040). 566 acres. (+0). 0% containment; Rocky Beaver (WA-NCP-000046). 141 acres. (+0). 0% containment; No Name 15 (WA-NCP-000045). 344 acres. (+0). 0% containment. Snowfield (WA-NCP-000051). 184 acres. (+0). 0% containment. This complex includes additional fires totaling less than 200 acres.
National Creek Complex (2 fires) OR-RSF-000836. IMT3. 10 miles SW of Diamond Lake, OR. Start 8/1. Full Suppression (all fires in complex). Timber and grass. Cause: Lightning. 16,443 acres. (+0). 70% containment. Minimal fire behavior with single and group tree torching. T&E species habitat, natural and cultural resources threatened. Road, area and trail closures in effect. Transfer of command to local unit postponed due to increased fire activity.
Includes two merged fires: Crescent (OR-CLP-000405). 16,323 acres. (+0);National (OR-RSF-000787). 120 acres. (+0).
Eagle OR-WWF-000872. IMT3. 25 miles S of Union, OR. Start 8/11. Confine/Point Zone Protection/Full Suppression.Timber. Cause: Lightning. 12,763 acres. (+0). 75% containment. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Residence destroyed. Residences, structures, timber resources, T&E species habitat and wild and scenic river corridor threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
County Line 2 OR-WSA-000060. IMT3. 15 miles NW of Madras, OR. Start 8/12. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Unknown. 67,207 acres. (+0). 97% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences, timber resources and commercial property threatened. Trail and area closures in effect. Evacuations in effect. No new information.
Alder Lake WA-GPF-000627. ICT4. 7 miles S of Eatonville, WA. Start 8/11. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 280 acres. (+0). 19% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Residences, structures and T&E species habitat threatened. Evacuations in effect. No new information.
Collier Butte OR-RSF-000808. ICT4. 17 miles E of Gold Beach, OR. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Timber and brush. Cause: Lightning. 12,263 acres. (+483). 70% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Commercial property, Snow Camp Lookout, T&E species habitat, critical watersheds and wilderness threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Limited access and steep slopes.
Stouts Creek OR-732S-000090. ICT4. 16 miles E of Canyonville, OR. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Human. 26,452 acres. (+0). 98% containment. Minimal fire behavior with backing, smoldering and creeping. Road and area closures in effect. Conflagration Act invoked (7/31) and ended (8/8). FMAG approved (7/31). In patrol status. No new information.
Twisp River WA-NES-001351. Full Suppression.11,222 acres. 98% containment. Limited information available.
9 Mile WA-NES-001147. Full Suppression. 4,720 acres. 98% containment.Fire mobilization authorized (8/19).Limited information available.

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 building ridge will lead to warming and drying over the next 3 days or so. A thermal trough will strengthen west of the Cascades and then shift east of the Cascades on the weekend. This will elevate burning conditions across the region and more active burning on existing large fires. Some lightning is possible in extreme southern Oregon on the weekend but it is not expected to be significant enough to be problematic. IA is expected to remain light. New large fire potential, though increasing with the hot, dry and unstable weather, should remain low to moderate.
More info, see NW 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Forecast, and National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Forecast

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

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