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Monday, June 6, 2016

6/6/2016 NWCC Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 0800 hrs Weekend Summary (6/3-6/5)
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 Oregon and far eastern Oregon. Moderate initial attack activity with 4 fires reported at over 50 acres and the Owyhee Canyon fire reported at 12,000 acres on the Vail District. Northwest and National preparedness levels increased to PL 2.

Preparedness Levels

2 (up one)
2 (up one)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary (6/3-6/5)
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 1, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres (6/3-6/5)
17 fires for 12,221 acres
OR: 7 fires for 12,054 acres
WA: 10 fires for 167 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity (yesterday 6/5)
Initial attack activity: 91 new fires
New large incidents: 5

Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 9
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0 
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1

Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

Northwest Current Incident Details

Incidents not Previously Reported: 1

Owyhee Canyon OR-VAD-000020. ICT3, 4 mi S of Rome, OR. Start 6/5. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 12,000 acres. 0% containment. Grass/Shrub. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened including the community of Rome, OR.

Incidents Previously Reported: 0

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 Tuesday and a chance of thunderstorms in southern and eastern Oregon. The heat will relent in the middle of the week with cooler but breezy conditions with chances of thunderstorms.

Fire Potential and Fuel Status Products


NWCC Climate and Significant Fire Potential Outlooks

(currently updated monthly)



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