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Sunday, September 13, 2015

9/13/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 0700 hrs.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
No lightning and no precipitation. Warm and dry conditions continue. Light initial attack. One new large fires. Minimal growth on existing large. Northwest Preparedness Level to 3 effective 9/13 at 0001 hours.


Preparedness Levels


Current:
Northwest3 (9/13/2015)
National4 (no change)
Northwest PL Forecast:
3
2
1
3-day
10-day
30-day

Northwest Fire Activity

Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 19 (OR: 8, WA: 11)
New Fires and Acres: 11 fires for 627 acres
(1,331 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 8 fires for 550 acres
WA: 3 fires for 77 acres

Northwest IMT Activity

NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 7

National Fire Activity

Initial attack activity: Light (56 new fires)
New large incidents: 3

Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 40

National IMT Activity

Area Command Teams committed: 1
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8

Type 2 IMTs committed: 12

Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously-Reported: 1
Dry Gulch OR-972S-001159. 30 miles E of Baker City, OR. Start 9/12. 350 acres. Limited information.
Incidents Previously-Reported: 18
North Star WA-COA-000157.IMT1. CA Team 1 (McGowan). 5 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/13. Full Suppression.Timber. Cause: Human. 211,648 acres. (+292). 45% containment. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and single tree torching. 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.
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. 132,937 acres. (+255). 85% containment. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and creeping. 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. FMAG approved (8/15).
Includes two merged fires: Beaver Lake (WA-OWF-000671). 25,956 acres. Lime Belt (WA-OWF-000657). 106,981 acres.
Tunk BlockWA-NES-001219. IMT1. CA Team 1 (McGowan). 3 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression.Timber. Cause: Unknown. 162,840 acres. (+147). 77% containment. Minmal fire behavior with single tree torching and backing. Residences, structures and natural resources threatened. Road and trail closures in effect. Evacuation notices in effect.. Fire mobilization authorized (8/19). CA Team 1 (McGowan)managing Tunk Block and North Star.
Canyon Creek Complex (3 fires) OR-MAF-015192. IMT3. 7 miles N of Seneca, OR. Start 8/12. Full Suppression (all fires in complex). Timber and grass. Cause: Lightning. 110,422 acres. (+0). 90% containment. Moderate fire behavior with group and single torching, 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). Transfer of Command to IMT3 from OR Team 4 (Goff) at 0600 today.
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.
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. Renner(WA-COF-001202). 13,524 acres. 70% containment. North Boulder 2(WA-COF-000867). 232 acres. 100% containment.
Chelan Complex (5 fires)WA-SES-000701. IMT2. WA Team 3 (Allbee). 1 mile S of Chelan, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression. Timber and brush. Cause: Unknown. 88,985 acres. (+480). 80% containment. Active fire behavior with backing, torching and creeping. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences, commercial property, communication sites and structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect. Evacuation notices in effect. FMAG approved (8/15).
Includes five merged fires; Reach(WA-SPD-000651); McFarland Creek (WA-OWF-000669); Cagle (WA-SES-000655);Antoine Creek (WA-OWF-000654); Black Canyon (WA-OWF-000663).
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. (+0). 90% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Road closures in effect. Tentative Transfer of Command to IMT3 on 9/15.
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. 65,512 acres. (+157). 35% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and single tree torching. 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.
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. 26,093 acres. (-105). 90% 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. Tentative Transfer of Command to IMT3 9/14.
Includes seven fires: Tower (WA-COF-001120). 24,196 acres. (-105). 90% 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. (+0). 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.
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 isolated torching 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. 75,465 acres. (+0). 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. (+0). 70% containment. Active fire behavior with short crown runs and group tree torching. Road, area and trail closures in effect.
Includes two merged fires: Crescent (OR-CLP-000405). 16,624 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. Residences and high tension powerlines threatened.
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). 98% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Residences and structures destroyed and threatened.
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. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residence destroyed. Residences, structures, timber resources, T&E species habitat and wild and scenic river corridor threatened. Road and trail closures in effect.
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. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Other fires of interest: 2
Meeks TableWA-OWF-000784. 19 miles NW of Naches, WA. Start 9/12. Timber. 75 acres. Limited information.
Sardine OR-VAD-000198. 16 miles E of Baker City, OR. Start 9/12. Light fuels. 200 acres. Limited information.

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:

Westerly general winds will significantly increase east of the Cascades today as the weather pattern shifts. Expect cooler temperatures today but not much change in humidity on the east side. The increase in wind today translates into greater potential for increased fire activity for ongoing incidents on the east side. Cooler and wetter weather will follow later this week
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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