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Monday, July 11, 2016

7/11/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief
Date/Time Stamp: Monday, Jul 11, 2016, 06:43
Posting frequency is daily by 0800.

Northwest Activity Summary

In the past 24 hours, cooler than normal temperatures throughout the Northwest. Light lightning activity for SE Oregon. Light to moderate precipitation throughout most of the Northwest with minimal amounts in NE Washington. Light initial attack.

Preparedness Levels
1 (6/15)
2 (6/6)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 0, WA: 1)
New Fires and Acres
7 fires for 2 acres
0 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 5 fires for 1 acre
WA: 2 fires for 1 acre
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 140 new fires
New large incidents: 2
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 12
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 4

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 1
Rocky Ford  WA-SPD-000430. ICT3. 12 miles east of Ritzville, WA. Start 7/9. Full Suppression. Cause: human. 2,000 acres (+2,000). 5% containment. Grass/Brush. Evacuations in effect. Residences, structures and Sage-grouse habitat threatened. No new information.

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
Drier conditions expected today.  A weak system will bring a chance for showers and thunderstorms Tuesday then drier and warmer conditions return Wednesday and Thursday. The overall potential for large fires and high risk events remains low however increases toward weeks end.

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