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Thursday, May 5, 2016

5/4/2016 NWCC Morning Briefing

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 0800 hrs. Reportable large incident update.
Posting frequency is currently weekly, Friday morning. Daily reporting begins with increased fire activity.
Note: Until then (when standard content/format begins), the weekly format serves primarily as a general synopsis of trends in fire activity (wildfire and prescribed) and fire potential. Links to Fire Potential and Fuel Status Products are listed below as these highlight subjects of interest leading into fire season.

Activity Summary
In the Northwest:
Warm weather with showers on the west side and in the cascades. The Hay Bottom fire on the Prineville District is reported at 400 acres.

Preparedness Levels

Northwest1 (10/9/15)
National1 (no change)
Northwest PL Forecast:

Fire Potential and Fuel Status Products


PNW Fuel Status

NWCC Climate and Significant Fire Potential Outlooks
(currently updated monthly)

NWCC Outlook (video)

NWCC Outlook (powerpoint)


National Monthly and Seasonal

Significant Fire Potential Outlook

Northwest Fire Activity

Large Fire Summary (5/4)
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 1, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres (Last Week 4/25-5/2):
3 fires for 2 acres
(0 acres growth on existing large fires)
OR: 1 fire for 0 acres

WA: 2 fires for 2 acres
Year-to-Date Fires and Acres:
81 fires for 76 acres
OR: 39 fires for 22 acres

WA: 42 fires for 54 acres
For details, see NW Daily Situation Report

Northwest IMT Activity

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

National Fire Activity and Year-to-date Statistics

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR):

Reporting schedule weekly (Fridays) while at National Preparedness Level 1

Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously-Reported: 1
0079 Hat Bottom RN OR-PRD-000079. ICT3. 13 miles sw of Fossil, OR. Start 5/3. Full Suppression. Brush. Cause:Unknown. 400 acres. 0% containment. Moderate fire behavior with wind driven runs. Ranches, alfalfa fields and wilderness threatened. Poor access in rimrock.
Incidents Previously-Reported: 0

None reported currently.
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:

Near normal temperatures with showery weather through Thursday night. Locally heavy rain is possible with showers. Windy and  above normal temperatures Friday through the weekend.
·         The NW 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Forecast is not currently being produced.
·         The National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Forecast is being produced and displays forecasts for any/all geographic areas that are actively reporting.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR):

Other GACC Morning Reports

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