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Monday, September 28, 2015

9/28/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 0645 hrs.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
No lightning or precipitation occurred. Light IA activity. No growth on existing large fires.

Preparedness Levels

Northwest2 (no change)
National2 (no change)
Northwest PL Forecast:

Northwest Fire Activity

Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 5 (OR: 1, WA: 4)
New Fires and Acres: 11 fires for 1 acre
(0 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 6 fires for 1 acre
WA: 5 fires for 0 acres

Northwest IMT Activity

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

National Fire Activity

Initial attack activity: Light (54 new fires)
New large incidents: 0

Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 4

National IMT Activity

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

Type 2 IMTs committed: 1

Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously-Reported: 0
Incidents Previously-Reported: 5
Kettle Complex (4 fires) WA-COF-001264. IMT2. OR Team 1 (Sheldon). 26 miles NW of Colville, WA. Start 8/11. Confine/Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 76,512 acres (+0). 82% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Area closures in effect. Significant reductions in personnel. Transition to the local unit will occur 9/29.
Includes 5 fires: Graves Mountain (WA-COF-001196). 8,557 acres. 85% containment; Stickpin (WA-COF-001111). 53,828 acres. 75% containment. Renner(WA-COF-001202). 13,775 acres. 85% containment. North Boulder 2 (WA-COF-000867). 232 acres. 100% containment. Roy (WA-NES-001222) 120 acres. 100% containment.
North Star WA-COA-000157. IMT3. 5 miles E of Omak, WA. Start 8/13. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Human. 218,138 acres (+0). 95% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Patrol and suppression repair ongoing.
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 creeping and smoldering. Mop-up, patrol, and suppression repair ongoing.
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. Patrol status. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Wolverine WA-OWF-000287. IMT3. 3 miles NW of Lucerne, WA. Start 6/29. Monitor/Confine/Point Zone Protection/Full Suppression. Timber. Cause: Lightning. 65,512 acres (+0). 87% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Suppression repair ongoing. Residences and structures destroyed. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs. See NW Fires Utilizing Monitor, Confine, Point Zone Protection Suppression Strategies (YTD) (link) for future updates.

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 and mild southwesterly flow over the area today and Tuesday. Fuels undergoing a slow drying trend as ERC values rebound back to normal or a little above. Lack of any significant fire weather will keep fire activity at a minimum with very low risk for large fires.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR):

Other GACC Morning Reports

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