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Saturday, July 30, 2016

7/30/2016 NWCC Large Fire Briefing

Morning Brief
Date/Time Stamp:
 Saturday, Jul 30, 2016, 07:27
Posting frequency is daily by 0800.

Northwest Activity Summary
In the past 24 hours, sunny and hot. Minimal lightning in Northeastern Washington. No precipitation in the region. Light initial attack. Prescribed fire operations (under burning) continues on eastern slopes of the Washington Cascades. Three new large fires: Bybee Creek at 120 acres in Crater Lake NP, Antilon Lake at 600 acres in Northcentral Washington - both in timber, and Morris Lane contained at 2000 acres in grass in Southcentral Washington. No growth on existing large fire (Rattlesnake) in Oregon. 4 fires in Western Washington timber fuels being managed under monitor/confine strategy.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest2 (7/26)
National3 (7/25)
Northwest PL Forecast
223
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Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 3
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 4 (OR: 2, WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres14 fires for 608 acres
0 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 10 fires for 7 acres
WA: 4 fires for 601 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 197 new fires
New large incidents: 8
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 24
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 3
Type 2 IMTs committed: 4

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 3
Antilon Lake WA-SES-000340. ICT3. 10 miles NW of Chelan, WA. Start 7/29. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 600 acres (+0). 0% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior.
Bybee Creek OR-CLP-000199. ICT3. 18 miles NE of Prospect, OR. Start 7/28. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 120 acres (+0). 0% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior. Trail Closures in effect.
Morris Lane WA-SPD-000337. ICT4. 14 miles SE of Yakima, WA. Start 7/28. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 2000 acres (+0). 100% containment. Grass/brush. Minimal fire behavior. Last report unless significant changes.
Incidents Previously Reported: 1
Rattlesnake OR-WSA-000045. ICT4. 10 miles NE of Warm Springs, OR. Start 7/24. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 9,235 acres (+0). 85% containment. Grass/brush. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, and smoldering. Structures threatened.

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
Sunny and hot inland. Chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms in Southeastern Oregon with little rainfall. Elevated risk of large fires starting due to dry lightning over PSA NW12. Gusty winds possible with thunderstorm development.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
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