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Friday, May 6, 2016

5/6/2016 NWCC Briefing

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Friday, May 06, 2016 - 0830 hrs. Weekly Summary (Week of 4/29-5/5).
 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:
High pressure early in the week followed by a seasonal conditions with showery weather. Light initial attack activity. An 800 acre fire reported on the Prineville District. Prescribed fires reported on the BFZ, UMF and WWF.

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 (Week of 4/29-5/5)
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 0 (OR: 0, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres (Week of 4/29-5/5):
7 fires for 806 acres
(300 acres growth on large fires)
OR: 3 fire for 802 acres

WA: 4 fires for 4 acres
Year-to-Date Fires and Acres:
141 fires for 927 acres
OR: 45 fires for 834 acres

WA: 96 fires for 93 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: 0
Incidents Previously-Reported: 1
0079 Hay Bottom RN OR-PRD-000079. ICT4. 13 miles sw of Fossil, OR. Start 5/3. Full Suppression. Brush. Cause:Unknown. 800 acres. 100% containment. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Patrol status. Increased acerage due to more accurate mapping. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

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:

Significant fire potential remains low through the week as warm springtime conditions continue.
Above normal temperatures with thunderstorms likely in southern Oregon and breezy to windy conditions on the east side Friday and Saturday. Conditions cool Sunday and Monday with drizzle likely in costal areas, dry in most other locations and gusty winds on the east side. High pressure builds back in through the remainder of the week with warmer than normal conditions.
·         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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