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Thursday, September 24, 2015

9/24/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 0700 hrs.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
No lightning. A trace of precipitation in Northwest Washington. Light IA activity with minimal growth on existing large fires. National preparedness level 2 (Effective 9/23 at 1700 hrs).


Preparedness Levels


Current:
Northwest2 (no change)
National2 (9/23)
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: 9 (OR: 3, WA: 6)
New Fires and Acres: 6 fires for 0 acres
(120 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 4 fires for 0 acres
WA: 2 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 (94 new fires)
New large incidents: 1

Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 14

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: 10
North Star WA-COA-000157. IMT1. CA Team 1 (McGowan). 5 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/13. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Human. 218,138 acres (-4). 96% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Suppression repair ongoing. CA Team 1 (McGowan) managing North Star, Tunk Block andOkanogan 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. 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. 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. 76,512 acres (+120). 82% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and backing. Area closures 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. Transfer of command to ICT3 at end of shift today.
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.
Meeks Table WA-OWF-000784. ICT3. 14 miles NW of Naches, WA. Start 9/12. Confine/Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Unknown. 1,183 acres (+0). 70% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, creeping and torching. Suppression repair ongoing.
National Creek Complex (2 fires) OR-RSF-000836. ICT4. 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. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Includes 2 merged fires: Crescent (OR-CLP-000405). 20,825 acres; National (OR-RSF-000787). 120 acres.
Chelan Complex (5 fires) WA-SES-000701. ICT5. 1 mile S of Chelan, WA. Start 8/14. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Unknown. 88,985 acres (+0). 100% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
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).

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 weak cold front will move onshore tonight with some rain likely across Western Washington and Northwest Oregon. Dry and mild southwesterly flow will continue across Southwest Oregon and areas east of the Cascades.


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

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