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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

6/8/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 0814 hrs Update for an emerging incident.
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

Hot temperatures yesterday with abundant thunderstorms on the east side and a few on the west side. Widespread lightning in eastern Oregon with a string of lightning strikes across the Columbia basin and other scattered strikes in southern Washington with only scattered precipitation. 16 confirmed fires were reported yesterday with many units still looking for fires. One new large fire reported on the Vale District with increased containment on existing large fires. Structures are threatened on the Akawana fire near Geneva, OR.

Preparedness Levels

2 (6/6/16)
Northwest PL Forecast
1 (down 1)

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 3 (OR: 3, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres
16 fires for 183 acres
2,163 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 12 fires for 23 acres
WA: 4 fires for 160 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 85 new fires
New large incidents: 2

Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 6
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: 2

0152 Akawana OD OR-955S-000152. 4 mi W of Geneva, OR. Start 6/7. Full Suppression. Cause: unknown. 65 acres. Unknown containment. Structures and recreation area threatened. Limited Information Available.
Jenkins Reservoir OR-VAD-000024. 15 mi N of Juntura, OR. Start 6/6. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 300 acres. 0% containment. Grass/brush. Moderate fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.

Incidents Previously Reported: 2

Owyhee Canyon OR-VAD-000020. IMT3, 4 mi S of Rome, OR. Start 6/5. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 22,328 acres (+1,833). 90% containment. Brush/grass. Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat and wild and scenic river threatened.
Draw OR-FWF-000136. IMT3. 20 mi NE of Chiloquin, OR. Start: 6/5. Full Suppression. Cause: unknown. 530 acres (+30). 30% containment. Timber/brush. Moderate fire behavior with torching. Cultural 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

The heat begins to relent today with breezy winds and a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cooler unsettled conditions continue through the weekend. Fire potential moderates through the weekend.

Fire Potential and Fuel Status Products


NWCC Climate and Significant Fire Potential Outlooks

(currently updated monthly)

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