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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

9/23/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 0700 hrs.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
The Northwest Geographic Area is at a Preparedness Level 2 (Effective 9/23 at 0001 hrs). No lightning or precipitation. Light IA activity with minimal growth on existing large fires.


Preparedness Levels


Current:
Northwest2 (9/23)
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: 11 fires for 5 acres
(175 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 8 fires for 5 acres
WA: 3 fires for 0 acres

Northwest IMT Activity

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

National Fire Activity

Initial attack activity: Light (93 new fires)
New large incidents: 0

Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 20

National IMT Activity

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

Type 2 IMTs committed: 4

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. 218,142 acres (+44). 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 (+131). 82% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and backing. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Level 1 evacuation notices in effect.
Includes 4 fires: Graves Mountain (WA-COF-001196). 8,557 acres. 85% containment; Stickpin (WA-COF-001111). 53,828 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. ICP moved to Fish Creek Spike Camp.
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. No new Information.
Includes 2 merged fires: Crescent (OR-CLP-000405). 20,825 acres; National (OR-RSF-000787). 120 acres.
Dry Gulch OR-972S-001159. ICT4. 7 miles NW of Richland, OR. Start 9/12. Full Suppression. Brush and timber. Cause: Unknown. 17,823 acres (+0). 90% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping.
Canyon Creek Complex (3 fires) OR-MAF-015192. ICT4. 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.
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.
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. 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:

Dry southwesterly flow today will start to change later Thursday as offshore trough deepens and approaches the coast. A cold front will start to move onshore overnightThursday. A little rain is likely in Western Washington and Northwest Oregon with a lesser chance farther south. A few showers could move across the Cascades on Friday. Breezy conditions will accompany the front.


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

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