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Monday, September 14, 2015

9/14/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 0700 hrs.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
No lightning and no precipitation. Breezy, warm and dry yesterday with a transition to cool and moist conditions. Light initial attack. Two new large fires. Low to moderate growth on existing large fires.


Preparedness Levels


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

Northwest Fire Activity

Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 2
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 20 (OR: 7, WA: 13)
New Fires and Acres: 9 fires for 12,957 acres
(20,569 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 7 fires for 0 acres
WA: 2 fires for 12,959 acres

Northwest IMT Activity

NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 2
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6

National Fire Activity

Initial attack activity: Light (68 new fires)
New large incidents: 6

Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 43

National IMT Activity

Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 9

Type 2 IMTs committed: 13

Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously-Reported: 2
StatelineWA-MCR-000788. IMT4. 6 miles S of Wallula, WA. Start 9/13. Full Suppression. Grass. Cause: Unknown. 9,759 acres. 50% containment. Active fire behavior with wind driven and uphill runs. Residences, structures, windmills and rangeland threatened. Road and area closures in effect. Evacuations in effect. Fire mobilization authorized (9/13). Incident reported in 209 as WA-WFS-000625. Incident may include both Oregon and Washington state lands.
Horsethief Butte WA-SES-000789. IMT3. Unified Command structure with DNR and WSFM. 4 miles W of Wishram, WA. Start 9/13. Full Suppression. Brush, grass. Cause: Human. 3,200 acres. 15% containment. Active fire behavior with wind driven runs, spotting and flanking. Community of Wishram threatened. Road closures in effect. Evacuations in effect. Fire mobilization authorized (9/13).
Incidents Previously-Reported: 19
Dry GulchOR-972S-001159. IMT1. ODF Team 3 (Smith). 7 miles NW of Richland, OR. Start 9/12. Full Suppression. Brush, grass and timber. Cause: Unknown. 12,000 acres. (+11,650). 0% containment. Extreme fire behavior with wind driven runs, flanking and running. Communities, high tension powerlines and cell towers threatened. Road closures in effect. Evacuations in effect.
North Star WA-COA-000157.IMT1. CA Team 1 (McGowan). 5 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/13. Full Suppression.Timber. Cause: Human. 214,975 acres. (+2,327). 45% containment. Minimal fire behavior with group tree torching, backing and creeping. 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.
Meeks TableWA-OWF-000784. IMT2. WA Team 4 (Gales). 14 miles NW of Naches, WA. Start 9/12. Full Suppression. Slash and timber. 700 acres. (+400). 0% containment. Active fire behavior with running, single tree torching and short range spotting. Natural resources threatened. Area closures in effect.
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. 133,118 acres. (+181). 85% containment. Moderate fire behavior with group torching, backing and creeping. Residences and structures destroyed. Agricultural 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). 107,162 acres.
Tunk BlockWA-NES-001219. IMT1. CA Team 1 (McGowan). 3 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression.Timber. Cause: Unknown. 167,840 acres. (+5,000). 79% containment. Minimal fire behavior with group tree torching and backing. Residences, cabins and commercial structures damaged or destroyed. 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.
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. 76,585 acres. (-36). 64% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Residences, commercial property and structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Evacuation notices in effect. Reduced acreage due to better mapping.
Includes four fires: Graves Mountain (WA-COF-001196). 8,593 acres. 75% containment; Stickpin (WA-COF-001111). 54,115 acres. 60% containment. Renner(WA-COF-001202). 13,645 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. (+0). 80% containment. Active fire behavior with backing, torching and creeping. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences, commercial property, natural habitat amd private grazing allotments 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). 95% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences and structures threatened. Road and area closures in effect. 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. (+0). 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 and trail closures in effect. Evacuation notices in effect. WA Team 2 (Rabe) currently managing Wolverine and First Creek.
Kaniksu Complex (7 fires) WA-COF-001302. IMT3. 35 miles E of Colville, WA. Start 8/18. Monitor/Confine/Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 26,083 acres. (-10). 92% 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. Reduced acreage due to better mapping. Transfer of Command from IMT2 AK Black Team (Kurth) to IMT3 today at 0600.
Includes seven fires: Tower (WA-COF-001120). 24,182 acres. (-14). 89% 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). 633 acres. (+4). 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). 97% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences threatened. Evacuation notices in effect. WA Team 2 (Rabe) currently managing Wolverine and First Creek.
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 torching 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.
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. 76,475 acres. (+1,011). 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).
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. 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. 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. No new information.
Oven Fire OR-PRD-000590. ICT3. 3 miles E of Maupin, OR. Start 9/9. Full Suppression. Grass. Cause: Human. 1,100 acres. (+0). 100% containment. 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 trough will be moving into the region over the next several days bringing cool and cloudy weather. Some showers are likely in western Washington and northern portions of western Oregon today and Tuesday. A better chance for wetting rain is likely west of the Cascades with showers east of the Cascades on Wednesday.

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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