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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

9/22/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 0700 hrs.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
Minimal precipitation along the coast yesterday with mild and dry conditions across the geographic area. Light IA activity with minimal growth on existing large fires. Prescribed burning started on the Umatilla National Forest.


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: 14 fires for 7 acres
(116 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 2 fires for 0 acres
WA: 12 fires for 7 acres

Northwest IMT Activity

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

National Fire Activity

Initial attack activity: Light (80 new fires)
New large incidents: 0

Large fires contained: 1
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. 218,098 acres (+116). 96% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Road and area closures in effect. 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) 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. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Evacuation notices in effect. CA Team 1 (McGowan) managing North Star, Tunk Block and Okanogan Complex. No new information.
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. IMT2. OR Team 1 (Sheldon). 26 miles NW of Colville, WA. Start 8/11. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 76,261 acres (+0). 82% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and backing. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Evacuation notices in effect.
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 with smoldering and creeping. Residences and structures destroyed. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
First Creek WA-OWF-000650. Management by local unit. 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 and creeping. Residences and structures destroyed. Transfer of command to local unit today at 0600.
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. Transfer of command to local unit today at 0700.
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.
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. Transfer of command to IMT4 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.
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. Road and trail closures in effect. No new information.
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 (+0). 60% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and torching. Road closures in effect. No new 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:

Dry southwesterly flow will be over the region this week. Large fire potential remains low. Next potential for rain is predicted for Thursday night and/or Friday.


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

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