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Sunday, July 31, 2016

7/31/2016 NWCC Morning Fire Update

Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, Jul 31, 2016, 07:07
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Northwest Activity Summary
In the past 24 hours, the weather was sunny and windy east of the Cascades. Minimal lightning in the Southeastern corner of Oregon. No precipitation in the Geographic Area. Moderate initial attack with four new large fires east of the Cascades. Bybee Creek grew to 325 acres. Five fires burning in timber fuels in Western Washington are being managed under monitor/confine strategy.

Preparedness Levels
Northwest2 (7/26)
National3 (7/25)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 4
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 7 (OR: 3, WA: 4)
New Fires and Acres27 fires for 27,944 acres
205 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 10 fires for 623 acres
WA: 17 fires for 27,321 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 147 new fires
New large incidents: 9
Large fires contained: 4
Uncontained large fires: 27
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 3
Type 2 IMTs committed: 4

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 4
Weigh Station OR-973S-000573. ICT3. 13 miles SE of Pendleton, OR. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 600 acres (+600). 5% containment. Grass and timber. Active fire behavior. Residences threatened. Evacuations in effect.
North Touchet WA-SES-020574. ICT4. 26 NE of Walla Walla, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 300 acres (+300). 20% containment. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior. Residences threatened. Evacuations in effect. IMT3 ordered.
Black Rock Road WA-SPD-000597. ICT4. 18 miles WSW of Odessa, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 15,000 acres (+15,000). 0% containment. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Structures threatened. Sage Grouse habitat threatened. Transition to IMT3 planned this morning.
Range 12 WA-SPD-000344. ICT3. 14 miles E of Yakima, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 12,000+ acres (+12,000). 0% containment. Grass and Brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Structures threatened.
Incidents Previously Reported: 3
Bybee Creek OR-CLP-000199. ICT3. 18 miles NE of Prospect, OR. Start 7/28. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 325 acres (+205). 5% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior. Trail Closures in effect.
Antilon Lake WA-SES-000340. ICT3. 10 miles NW of Chelan, WA. Start 7/29. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 500 acres (-100). 10% containment. Timber. Low to moderate fire behavior. Reduction in acreage due to better mapping.
Rattlesnake OR-WSA-000045. ICT4. 10 miles NE of Warm Springs, OR. Start 7/24. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 9,235 acres (+0). 95% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, and smoldering. Mop-up.

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
Slightly cooler, more humid and less windy following yesterday’s cold front passage across most of the Geographic Area, except Southeastern Oregon, where windy conditions are expected associated with the cold front. Another cold front is expected to move across the Geographic Area tomorrow evening and Tuesday, bringing a chance of thunderstorms to Northeastern Washington. Significant fire potential is forecast to moderate for the remainder of the week with no high risk events anticipated.

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