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Thursday, June 9, 2016

6/9/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Thursday, June 09, 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

Temperatures moderated yesterday with many areas under cloudy skies with breezy to windy conditions. Widespread thunderstorm activity and lightning with scattered precipitation in eastern Washington and Oregon. Moderate initial attack yesterday with many units still looking for fires. Two new large fires reported.


Preparedness Levels

Current:
Northwest
2 (6/6/16)
National
2 (6/6/16)
Northwest PL Forecast
2
1 (down 1)
2
3-day
10-day
30-day


Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 2
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 4 (OR: 3, WA: 1)
New Fires and Acres
23 fires for 2,901 acres
1,865 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 9 fires for 2,359 acres
WA: 13 fires for 541 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 92 new fires
New large incidents: 6

Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 12
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

0162RN Currie Canyon  OR-PRD-000162. 10 mi E of Grass Valley, OR. Start 6/8. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 1,000 acres. 0% containment. Grass/brush. Extreme 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. 75% containment. Grass/brush. Moderate fire behavior with wind driven runs. Increased interest/concerns due to recent fire history in the area.

Incidents Previously Reported: 4

0152 Akawana OD OR-955S-000152. 13 mi NE of Sisters, OR. Start 6/7. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 1,930 acres (+1,865). 30% containment. Timber/Brush. Active fire behavior with wind driven runs.  Structures and protected grasslands threatened. Road closures in effect.
Draw OR-FWF-000136. IMT3. 20 mi NE of Chiloquin, OR. Start: 6/5. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 530 acres (+0). 60% containment. Timber/brush. Moderate fire behavior with torching. Cultural resources, and commercial timber threatened.
Jenkins Reservoir OR-VAD-000024. IMT4. 15 mi N of Juntura, OR. Start 6/6. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 170 acres (-130). 95% containment. Grass/brush. Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Acres reduced due to more accurate mapping. Last report unless significant activity occurs.
Owyhee Canyon OR-VAD-000020. IMT3, 4 mi S of Rome, OR. Start 6/5. Full Suppression. Cause: lightning. 21,776 22,328 acres (-552). 100% containment. Brush/grass. Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat and wild and scenic river threatened.Acres reduced due to more accurate mapping. Last report unless significant activity occurs.


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 mild 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

Northwest

NWCC Climate and Significant Fire Potential Outlooks

(currently updated monthly)

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