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Monday, August 1, 2016

8/1/2016 NWCC Large Fire Information

Date/Time Stamp: Monday, August 1, 2016, 07:07
Posting frequency is daily by 0700.


Northwest Activity Summary
The Northwest Preparedness Level was raised to PL 3. Two type 2 IMTs mobilized (Range 12 in WA and Rail in OR). In the past 24 hours, the weather was sunny, dry, and breezy. No lightning or precipitation in the Geographic Area. Light initial attack with one new large fire (Rail) in Northeast Oregon. Range 12 grew to 70,000+ acres. One large fire contained (Rattlesnake).


Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest3 (8/01)
National3 (7/25)
Northwest PL Forecast
333
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Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires:  (OR: 3, WA: 4)
New Fires and Acres19 fires for 632 acres
59,916 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 10 fires for 512 acres
WA: 9 fires for 120 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 196 new fires
New large incidents: 9
Large fires contained: 5
Uncontained large fires: 26
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6



Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. 10 miles WSW of Unity, OR. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 500 acres (+500). 0% containment. Timber and heavy logging slash. Extreme fire behavior with crowning and group torching. Residences threatened. Evacuations in effect. Transfer of command to IMT2 NW Team 12 (Harrod) is tentatively planned for 1200 today.
Incidents Previously Reported: 7
Range 12 WA-SPD-000344. IMT2. 14 miles E of Yakima, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 70,000+ acres (+58,000). 0% containment. Grass and Brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Structures threatened. Transfer of command to IMT2 NW Team 8 (Johnson) at 0800 today. No 209 received.
Bybee Creek OR-CLP-000199. ICT3. 18 miles NE of Prospect, OR. Start 7/28. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 416 acres (+91). 10% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with isolated torching, uphill runs, and short range spotting. Trail Closures in effect.
Weigh Station OR-973S-000573. ICT3. 13 miles SE of Pendleton, OR. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 500 acres (-100). 25% containment. Grass and timber. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching. Residences threatened. Road and area closures in effect. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.
North Touchet WA-SES-020574. ICT3. 26 miles NE of Walla Walla, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 525 acres (+225). 80% containment. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior. Residences threatened. Fire Mobilization authorized (07/30).
Black Rock Road WA-SPD-000597. ICT3. 18 miles WSW of Odessa, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 16,600 acres (+1,600). 40% containment. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs. Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Fire Mobilization authorized (07/30).
Antilon Lake WA-SES-000340. ICT3. 10 miles NW of Chelan, WA. Start 7/29. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 540 acres (+40). 62% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs. Residence threatened. Road and area closures in effect.
Rattlesnake OR-WSA-000045. ICT4. 10 miles NE of Warm Springs, OR. Start 7/24. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 9,235 acres (+0). 100% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Mop-up. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.


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
Seasonally warm temperatures and light winds expected ahead of the cold front that is expected to arrive tomorrow, bringing windy conditions inland, followed by cooler temperatures and higher humidities. Significant fire potential is forecasted to be elevated for the remainder of the week with no high risk events anticipated through Friday.


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