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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

6/1/2016 NWCC Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 0830 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

Warm to hot conditions Tuesday with light winds. 8 new fires yesterday with one emerging incident (Flat Landers, WA-NES). Increased containment on all existing large fires.

Preparedness Levels

1 (10/09/15)
1 (no change)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity

Northwest IMT Activity

Large Fire Summary (5/27-5/30)
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 3 (OR: 1, WA: 2)
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
New Fires and Acres
8 fires for 115 acres
OR: 1 fires for 0 acres
WA: 7 fires for 115 acres
National Fire Activity and Year-to-date Statistics
National Incident Management Situation Report
Reporting schedule weekly (Fridays) while at National Preparedness Level 1
Year-to-Date Fires and Acres
293 fires for 4,420 acres
OR: 120 fires for 2,113 acres
WA: 173 fires for 2,307 acres
For details, see NW Daily Situation Report

Northwest Current Incident Details (week of 5/13-5/19)

Incidents not Previously Reported: 1

Flat Landers WA-NES-000239. ICT3, 19 mi N of Davenport, WA. Start 5/31. Full Suppression. Cause: under investigation. 110 acres. Unknown containment. Timber. Lined with increased winds predicted for today. Limited information available.

Incidents Previously Reported: 3

Sunland WA-WFS-000626. ICT3, 5 mi W of George, WA. Start 5/29. Full Suppression. Cause: unkn. 1,000 acres. 100% containment. Fire Mobilization Authorized and ended. Last report unless significant activity occurs.
McNary OR-UMA-000192. ICT4. 2 miles E of McNary. Full Suppression. Brush Grass. Cause: unkn. 938 acres. 99% containment. Increased size due to more accurate mapping.
0121 RN SOUTH JCT OR-PRD-000121. ICT3. 15 mi N of Madras, OR. Start: 5/29. Full Suppression. Cause: human. 638 acres. 100% containment. Brush/grass. Patrol status. Last report unless significant activity occurres.

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
Mild and mostly dry with breezy conditions developing as a cold front moves in. A substantial warm up arrives over 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 reporting.

Fire Potential and Fuel Status Products


NWCC Climate and Significant Fire Potential Outlooks

(currently updated monthly)



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