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Sunday, September 20, 2015

9/20/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 0700 hrs.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
Precipitation in northwest Washington with no lightning in the geographic area. Light IA activity with minimal growth on existing large fires.


Preparedness Levels


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

Northwest Fire Activity

Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 11 (OR: 3, WA: 8)
New Fires and Acres: 5 fires for 1 acre
(473 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 5 fires for 1 acre
WA: 0 fires for 1 acre

Northwest IMT Activity

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

National Fire Activity

Initial attack activity: Light (38 new fires)
New large incidents: 2

Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 23

National IMT Activity

Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 4

Type 2 IMTs committed: 7

Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously-Reported: 0
Incidents Previously-Reported: 11
North Star WA-COA-000157. IMT1. CA Team 1 (McGowan). 5 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/13. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Human. 217,619 acres (+0). 85% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Road and area closures in effect. 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. 165,918 acres (+0). 97% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences and structures destroyed. Road and area closures in effect. 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. Timber and brush. Cause: Lightning. 133,450 acres (+308). 95% containment. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping 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 2 merged fires: Beaver Lake (WA-OWF-000671). 25,956 acres. Lime Belt (WA-OWF-000657). 107,494 acres.
Chelan Complex (5 fires) WA-SES-000701. IMT2. WA Team 5 (Leitch). 1 mile S of Chelan, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Unknown. 88,985 acres (+0). 98% containment. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. Residences and structures destroyed. T&E fisheries, natural habitat, commercial timber and private grazing allotments threatened. Road and trail closures in effect. FMAG approved (8/15).
Includes 5 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).
Meeks Table WA-OWF-000784. IMT2. WA Team 4 (Gales). 14 miles NW of Naches, WA. Start 9/12. Confine/Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Unknown. 1,189 acres (+165). 30% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and torching. 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. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 76,293 acres (-145). 77% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and backing. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Evacuation notices in effect. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. IMT 2 OR Team 1 (Sheldon) short team transition today at 1800.
Includes 4 fires: Graves Mountain (WA-COF-001196). 8,557 acres. 80% containment; Stickpin (WA-COF-001111). 53,729 acres. 85% containment. Renner(WA-COF-001202). 13,775 acres. 85% containment. North Boulder 2 (WA-COF-000867). 232 acres. 100% containment.
Wolverine WA-OWF-000287. IMT2. WA Team 2 (Rabe). 3 miles NW of Lucerne, WA. Start 6/29. Monitor/Confine/Point Zone Protection/Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 65,512 acres (+0). 80% 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.
National Creek Complex (2 fires) OR-RSF-000836. IMT3. 10 miles SW of Diamond Lake, OR. Start 8/1. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 20,945 acres (+0). 90% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Road, area and trail closures in effect.
Includes 2 merged fires: Crescent (OR-CLP-000405). 20,825 acres; National (OR-RSF-000787). 120 acres.
Dry Gulch OR-972S-001159. IMT3. 7 miles NW of Richland, OR. Start 9/12. Full Suppression. Brush and timber. Cause: Unknown. 17,823 acres (+0). 85% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Cell tower, high tension powerline and grazing land threatened. FMAG approved (9/14). Conflagration Act invoked (9/14).
Canyon Creek Complex (3 fires) OR-MAF-015192. ICT3. 7 miles N of Seneca, OR. Start 8/12. Full Suppression (all fires in complex). Timber and grass. Cause: Lightning. 110,422 acres (+0). 95% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences and structures destroyed. Critical habitat and watershed 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.

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 cold front will push across Washington today bringing light rain to western Washington and northwestern Oregon. Winds will increase with this system as it crosses the Cascades in the afternoon, which will slightly boost fire potential in the Columbia Basin. Afterwards, expect mostly sunny and dry conditions with light general winds during the first part of the new week. Large fire potential remains low.


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

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