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Friday, June 10, 2016

6/10/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Friday, June 10, 2016 - 0800 hrs
There will be no Morning Brief published Saturday, June 11th. NWCC 7-day staffing begins Sunday, June 12th. 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

Cool temperatures yesterday with many areas under cloudy skies with breezy to windy conditions. Showers were more prevalent in the northwest and diminished to no precipitation in the south and southeast. Light initial attack yesterday with two new large fires reported in eastern Washington. ODF Team 3 (Smith/Cline) and OSFM Green Team (Hallman) assumed command on the Akawana Fire.

Preparedness Levels

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

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 2
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 5 (OR: 3, WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres
11 fires for 512 acres
4,800 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 5 fires for 107 acres
WA: 6 fires for 405 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
OSFM Teams committed: 1
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 122 new fires
New large incidents: 3

Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 11
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0 
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 2

Type 2 IMTs committed: 3

Northwest Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously Reported: 2

Milepost 20 Command WA-SPD-000151. 20 mi NE of Sunnyside, WA. Start 6/9. Full Suppression. Cause: unknown. 400 acres. 40% containment. Grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Expected containment 6/11.
Simms Rd. WA-WFS-160001. 13 mi NNW of Walla Walla, WA. Start 6/8. Full Suppression. Cause: human. 771 acres. 100% contained (6/8). Grass. In patrol status.

Incidents Previously Reported: 4

0152 Akawana OD OR-955S-000152. Unified Command. ODF Team 3 (Smith/Cline), OSFM Green (Hallman). 13 mi NE of Sisters, OR. Start 6/7. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 1,930 acres (+0). 44% containment. Timber/Brush/Slash. Moderate fire behavior. Structures, protected grasslands and state park threatened. Evacuation notices in effect. Road closures in effect.
0162RN Currie Canyon  OR-PRD-000162. ICT3. 10 mi E of Grass Valley, OR. Start 6/8. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 5,800 acres (+4,800). 30% containment. Grass/brush. Moderate fire behavior with wind driven runs. Recreation areas threatened.
Timm Ranch WA-COA-000037. 12 mi E of Bridgeport, WA. Start 6/8. Full Suppression. Cause: unknown. 500 acres (+0). 90% containment. Grass/brush. Minimal fire behavior. Increased interest/concerns due to recent fire history in the area.
Draw OR-FWF-000136. IMT3. 20 mi NE of Chiloquin, OR. Start: 6/5. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 497 acres       (-33). 95% containment. Timber/brush. Minimal fire behavior. Cultural resources, economic resources and commercial timber 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

Cooler unsettled conditions continue through the weekend and beyond. Fire potential moderates through the extended outlook.

Fire Potential and Fuel Status Products


NWCC Climate and Significant Fire Potential Outlooks

(currently updated monthly)



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