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Monday, July 4, 2016

7/4/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief
Date/Time Stamp: Monday, Jul 04, 2016, 06:59
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Northwest Activity Summary
In the past 24 hours, moderate temperatures west of the Cascades, warm temperatures east of the Cascades. No lightning. Minimal recorded precipitation in western Washington. Light initial attack with reports of a 100-acre fire northwest of Spokane in grass and brush and a 40-acre fire southwest of The Dalles. No growth on existing large fires.

Preparedness Levels
Northwest1 (6/15)
National2 (6/6)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 1, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres26 fires for 150 acres
0 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 10 fires for 42 acre
WA: 16 fires for 108 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 134 new fires
New large incidents: 4
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 16
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 3
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 1
Fifteen Mile OR-CGF-000160. ICT4. Unified Command (BLM/Municipal). 6 miles east of The Dalles, OR. Start 6/30. Full Suppression. Cause: human. 3,400 acres (+0). 95% containment. Grass. Residences, structures, and recreation area threatened.

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
Stronger westerly winds and lower RH will continue along the eastern slopes of the Cascades, in the Columbia Basin, and Columbia Gorge today. Breezy conditions will remain east of the Cascades through early this week and lightning could return to parts of Washington and NE Oregon as the next upper level trough moves through early to mid-week. However, the overall potential for large fires remains low across the Northwest.


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