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Thursday, September 17, 2015

9/17/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 0700 hrs.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
Scattered precipitation across the geographic area with no lightning strikes. Light IA activity with minimal growth on existing large fires.


Preparedness Levels


Current:
Northwest3 (no change)
National3 (no change)
Northwest PL Forecast:
3
2
1
3-day
10-day
30-day

Northwest Fire Activity

Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 15 (OR: 5, WA: 10)
New Fires and Acres: 1 fire for 1 acre
(3,057 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 0 fires for 0 acres
WA: 1 fire for 1 acre

Northwest IMT Activity

NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 2
Type 2 IMTs committed: 5

National Fire Activity

Initial attack activity: Light (51 new fires)
New large incidents: 3

Large fires contained: 4
Uncontained large fires: 22

National IMT Activity

Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8

Type 2 IMTs committed: 8

Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously-Reported: 0
Incidents Previously-Reported: 16
Dry Gulch OR-972S-001159. IMT1. ODF Team 3 (Smith). 7 miles NW of Richland, OR. Start 9/12. Full Suppression. Brush and timber. Cause: Unknown. 17,800 acres. (-472). 60% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Communities, high tension powerlines, cell towers and grazing land threatened. Evacuations in effect. FMAG approved (9/14). Conflagration Act invoked (9/14). Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.
North Star WA-COA-000157. IMT1. CA Team 1 (McGowan). 5 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/13. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Human. 217,601 acres. (+43). 65% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Evacuation notices in effect. Road and area closures 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. 133,142 acres. (+0). 95% containment. Moderate fire behavior with backing, isolated torching and smoldering. 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). 107,186 acres.
Tunk Block WA-NES-001219. IMT1. CA Team 1 (McGowan). 3 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Unknown. 167,840 acres. (+0). 82% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Residences and structures destroyed. 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 Table WA-OWF-000784. IMT2. WA Team 4 (Gales). 14 miles NW of Naches, WA. Start 9/12. Confine/Full Suppression. Timber. 1,024 acres. (+87). 20% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Residences, structures, natural resources and T&E species threatened. Road closures in effect.
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. 76,549 acres. (+28). 72% 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.
Includes four fires: Graves Mountain (WA-COF-001196). 8,593 acres. 79% containment; Stickpin (WA-COF-001111). 53,925 acres. 69% containment.Renner (WA-COF-001202). 13,799 acres. 79% 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. Cause: Unknown. 88,985 acres. (+0). 95% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, smoldering and backing. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences, commercial property, natural habitat amd private grazing allotments threatened. Road and trail closures 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).
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 and creeping. Residences and structures destroyed. Road, trail and area closures 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). 97% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Residences and structures destroyed. WA Team 2 (Rabe) currently managing Wolverine and First Creek.
Carpenter Rd. WA-SPA-000046. IMT3. 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 destroyed and threatened. Area restrictions in effect.
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. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Residences and structures destroyed. Residences, critical habitat, watershed and wilderness threatened. Road, trail and area closures 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.
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. 20,945 acres. (+0). 85% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Road, area and trail closures in effect.
Includes two merged fires: Crescent (OR-CLP-000405). 20,825 acres. (+0); National (OR-RSF-000787). 120 acres. (+0).
Horsethief Butte WA-SES-000789. IMT4. 4 miles W of Wishram, WA. Start 9/13. Full Suppression. Grass. Cause: Unknown. 7,960 acres. (+0). 95% containment. Minimal fire behavior. FMAG approved (9/14).
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. 79,374 acres. (+2,899). 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). Transfer to local District 9/17 at 0600.
County Line 2 OR-WSA-000060. IMT5. 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.
Cougar Creek WA-YAA-000157. IMT3. 6 miles NW of Glenwood, WA. Start 8/10. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 53,534 acres. (+0). 100% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures, natural resources, T&E species habitat and campgrounds threatened. Road, trail and area closures in effect. 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:

The last in the current series of weather systems will move through the Pacific Northwest today continuing our cloudy and cool weather regime. More areas of wetting rain are expected across much of the region. Conditions are expected warm and dry Friday and into the weekend. However there is another weather disturbance that could cause some rain in western Washington and maybe northern portion of Oregon during the day Sunday.


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

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