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Monday, September 21, 2015

9/21/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 0700 hrs.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
Rain in western Washington and northwest Oregon with widely scattered showers across northern Washington. 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: 7 fires for 2 acres
(363 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 2 fires for 0 acres
WA: 5 fires for 2 acres

Northwest IMT Activity

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

National Fire Activity

Initial attack activity: Light (50 new fires)
New large incidents: 2

Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 23

National IMT Activity

Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5

Type 2 IMTs committed: 6

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. 217,982 acres (+363). 91% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Road and area closures in effect. CA Team 1 (McGowan) assuming command of Okanogan Complex from WA Team 5 (Lietch) today at 0600. CA Team 1 (McGowan) managing North Star , Tunk Block and Okanogan Complex.
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) assuming command of Okanogan Complex from WA Team 5 (Lietch) today at 0600. CA Team 1 (McGowan) managing North Star , Tunk Block and Okanogan Complex. No new information.
Okanogan Complex (2 fires) WA-NES-001203. IMT1. CA Team 1 (McGowan). 13 miles NW of Omak, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression. Timber and brush. Cause: Lightning. 133,450 acres (+0). 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). CA Team 1 (McGowan) managing North Star , Tunk Block and Okanogan Complex. Transfer of command from WA Team 5 (Leitch) toIMT1 CA Team 1 (McGowan) today at 0600.
Includes 2 merged fires: Beaver Lake (WA-OWF-000671). 25,956 acres. Lime Belt (WA-OWF-000657). 107,494 acres.
Kettle Complex (4 fires) WA-COF-001264. IMT 2. OR Team 1 (Sheldon). 26 miles NW of Colville, WA. Start 8/11. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 76,261 acres (-32). 82% 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.
Includes 4 fires: Graves Mountain (WA-COF-001196). 8,557 acres. 85% containment; Stickpin (WA-COF-001111). 53,697 acres. 80% containment. Renner(WA-COF-001202). 13,775 acres. 90% 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. 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. Residences and structures destroyed. WA Team 2 (Rabe) currently managing Wolverine and First Creek.
Chelan Complex (5 fires) WA-SES-000701. ICT4. 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, single tree torching and creeping. 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). Transfer of command from WA Team 5 (Leitch) to Type 4 IC today at 0600.
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. ICT4. 14 miles NW of Naches, WA. Start 9/12. Confine/Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Unknown. 1,183 acres (-6). 60% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and torching. Natural resources, T&E species and structures threatened. Road closures in effect. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Transfer of command from WA Team 4 (Gales) to Type 4 IC today at 0700.
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 single tree torching. 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 rather seasonal air mass under westerly flow aloft will persist through much of the week. The large fire threat remains low. The next rain event is expected to beThursday and Friday likely giving rain to western Washington and northwest Oregon with possible showers east of the Cascades.


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

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