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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

06/07/2016 NWCC Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 0800 hrs
Posting frequency is currently weekly, Friday mornings, or as activity dictates. Daily reporting begins with increased fire activity.
Note: Until 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 Fuels Status Products are listed below as these highlight subjects of interest leading into fire season.

Northwest Activity Summary

Record or near record heat across the northwest with thunderstorms and abundant lightning in the Oregon cascades, southern and eastern Oregon with only light widely scattered precipitation. Light initial attack activity with 12 fires reported. Two large fires are uncontained.

Preparedness Levels

2 (6/6/16)
2 (6/6/16)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 2 (OR: 2, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres
11 fires for 70 acres
8,993 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 7 fires for 2 acres
WA: 4 fires for 68 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 101 new fires
New large incidents: 4

Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 10
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0 
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1

Type 2 IMTs committed: 1

Northwest Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously Reported: 1

Draw OR-FWF-000136. IMT3. 20 mi NE of Chiloquin, OR. Start: 6/5. Full Suppression. Cause: unknown. 500 acres (+498). 0% containment. Timber/brush. Active fire behavior with group torching and spotting.

Incidents Previously Reported: 1

Owyhee Canyon OR-VAD-000020. IMT3, 4 mi S of Rome, OR. Start 6/5. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 20,495 acres (+8,495) acres. 50% containment. Brush/grass. Active fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat and wild and scenic river threatened.

Northwest Fires Utilizing Monitor, Confine, Point Zone Protection Suppression Strategies (YTD) (link)

None currently reported.
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

High pressure with temperatures well above normal through and a chance of thunderstorms in southern and eastern Oregon and creeping into Washington. The heat will relent in the middle of the week with cooler but breezy conditions with chances of showers and thunderstorms.

Fire Potential and Fuel Status Products


NWCC Climate and Significant Fire Potential Outlooks

(currently updated monthly)


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