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Saturday, September 12, 2015

9/12/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 0700 hrs.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
No lightning and no precipitation. Warm and dry conditions continue. Light initial attack. No new large fires. Minimal growth on existing large.


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: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 20 (OR: 8, WA: 12)
New Fires and Acres: 6 fires for 1 acres
(1,079 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 5 fires for 0 acres
WA: 1 fires for 1 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 (51 new fires)
New large incidents: 0

Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 37

National IMT Activity

Area Command Teams committed: 1
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 7

Type 2 IMTs committed: 12
NIMO (Hahnenburg) assisting IMT transitions for Okanagan Complex, Chelan Complex, Tunk Block and North Star.

Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously-Reported: 0
Incidents Previously-Reported: 20
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. 132,682 acres. (+48). 85% containment. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Residences and structures destroyed. Agriculture land, irrigation infrastructure, T&E species, watersheds, rangeland and commercial timber threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Evacuation notices 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). 106,726 acres.
North Star WA-COA-000157.IMT1. CA Team 1 (McGowan). 5 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/13. Full Suppression.Timber. Cause: Human. 211,356 acres. (+0). 45% containment. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and creeping. Residences and structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect. Evacuation notices in effect. Fire mobilization authorized (8/19). CA Team 1 (McGowan) managing Tunk Block and North Star.
Tunk Block WA-NES-001219.IMT1. CA Team 1 (McGowan). 3 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression.Timber. Cause: Unknown. 162,693 acres. (+0). 75% containment. Moderate fire behavior with flanking and creeping. Residences, structures and natural resources threatened. Road and trail closures in effect. Evacuation notices in effect. CA Team 1 (McGowan) 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. 110,422 acres. (+16). 88% containment. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching, backing and creeping. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences, critical habitat, watershed and wilderness threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Evacuation notices in effect. 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). 110,161 acres; Jerrys Draw (OR-952S-015306). 161 acres.
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. 88,505 acres. (+368). 80% containment. Active fire behavior with backing, creeping and torching. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences, commercial property, communication sites and structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect. Evacuation notices 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. (+0). 60% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and torching. Commercial property destroyed. Residences, commercial property and structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Evacuation notices 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/Confine/Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 26,198 acres. (+50). 79% containment. Minimal fire behavior with 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). 24,301 acres. (+49). 84% 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). 629 acres. (+1). 19% 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.
Carpenter Rd. WA-SPA-000046. IMT2. OR Team 3 (Johnson). 35 miles NW of Spokane, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Human. 63,972 acres. (-1,096). 90% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences, commercial property and structures destroyed and threatened. Road and area closures in effect. Fire mobilization authorized (8/14). Heavy demobilization of resources expected 9/12.
Wolverine WA-OWF-000287. IMT2. WA Team 2 (Rabe). 3 miles NW of Lucerne, WA. Start 6/29. Point Zone Protection/Full Suppression. 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. Evacuation notices 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). 98% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences and structures threatened. Evacuation notices 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. Cause: Lightning. 53,534 acres. (+0). 97% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and isolated torching. 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. 75,465 acres. (+296). 44% containment. Moderate fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and isolated torching. Residences, T&E species habitat, recreational facilities, and natural resources threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. This complex contains 17 fires (varying sizes, some have merged). FMAG approved (8/21).
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. Cause: Lightning. 16,744 acres. (+301). 70% containment. Moderate fire behavior with single and group tree torching. Road, area and trail closures in effect.
Includes two merged fires: Crescent (OR-CLP-000405). 16,323 acres. (+0);National (OR-RSF-000787). 120 acres. (+0).
Oven FireOR-PRD-000590. ICT3. 3 miles E of Maupin, OR. Start 9/9. Full Suppression.Grass. Cause: Human. 1,100 acres. (+0). 95% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping.
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. (+0). 70% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Limited access and steep slopes.
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. Evacuation notices in effect. No new information.
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.
Alder Lake WA-GPF-000627. ICT4. 7 miles S of Eatonville, WA. Start 8/11. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 280 acres. (+0). 20% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping. Residences, structures and T&E species habitat threatened. Evacuation notices in effect. No new information.
Eagle OR-WWF-000872. ICT4. 25 miles S of Union, OR. Start 8/11. Confine/Point Zone Protection/Full Suppression.Timber. Cause: Lightning. 12,763 acres. (+0). 75% containment. Moderate fire behavior with 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. No new information.
Upper Skagit Complex (8 fires) WA-NCP-000052. ICT4. 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. No new information. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs. See NW Fires Utilizing Monitor, Confine, Point Zone Protection Suppression Strategies (YTD) (link) for future updates.
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 smoldering. Road and area closures in effect. FMAG approved (7/31). In patrol status. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.

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 thermal trough is moving into the east slopes of the Cascades today bringing more warmth and instability. The Haines Index values is expected to rise to 5 and possibly 6. Although winds will remain light today, burning conditions for ongoing incidents in eastern Washington and Oregon will be elevated. Some isolated new ignitions from thunderstorms are possible in south central Oregon today. On Sunday and Monday expect a cooling trend with increasing winds due to a major shift in the weather pattern.
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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