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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

9/29/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 0650 hrs.

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


Preparedness Levels


Current:
Northwest2 (no change)
National2 (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: 3 (OR: 0, WA: 3)
New Fires and Acres: 11 fires for 46 acres
(0 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 4 fires for 2 acres
WA: 7 fires for 44 acres

Northwest IMT Activity

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

National Fire Activity

Initial attack activity: Light (99 new fires)
New large incidents: 5

Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 6

National IMT Activity

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

Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously-Reported: 0
Incidents Previously-Reported: 3
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.
 Kettle Complex (4 fires) WA-COF-001264. ICT4. 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. 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.
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.
 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. 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:

A dry and mild southwesterly flow continues again today. A thermal trough will shift east of the Cascades this evening starting the transition from offshore to a weak onshore flow Wednesday. Fuels are expected to remain at or slightly drier than normal. Lack of any significant fire weather and lightning will keep fire activity at a minimum with very low risk for large fires.


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

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