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Friday, August 12, 2016

8/12/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Friday, Aug 12, 2016, 06:59
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Northwest Activity Summary
Warming and drying over the past 24 hours. No lightning and little to no precipitation. Light initial attack. Minimal growth on existing large fires. Two existing large fires, one in Washington (Division Road), one in Oregon (Gibbon), meeting large fire criteria.


Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest3 (8/1)
National3 (7/25)
Northwest PL Forecast
322
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Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 2
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 6 (OR: 4, WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres7 fires for 10 acres
347 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 5 fires for 3 acres
WA: 2 fires for 7 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 105 new fires
New large incidents: 2
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 29
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5
Type 2 IMTs committed: 9



Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 2
Division Road WA-MCR-000393. ICT3. Unified Command (USFS/FWS). 17 miles W of Othello, WA. Start 8/10. Full Suppression.Cause: Unknown. 720 acres (+0). 99% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Mop up and patrol. Estimated containment today.
Gibbon OR-973S-000663. ICT3. 20 miles E of Pendleton, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 316 acres (+50). 40% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping. First report on morning briefing for this incident. Started 8/7, but exceeded large fire criteria during last reporting period.
Incidents Previously Reported: 5
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 11,800 acres (+297). 10% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with running, backing and single tree torching. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Continue direct and indirect line construction, secure containment lines and burn out as conditions allow.
Juntura Complex OR-VAD-000145. (3 fires). IMT2. NW Team 13 (Gales). 30 miles SW of Vale, OR. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 24,301 acres (+0). 77% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Suppression repair and mop up continue on all three fires.  Tentative transfer of command back to the local unit scheduled for tomorrow.
Simmons Gulch OR-VAD-000132. Start 8/7. 11,362 acres (+0). 80% containment.
Sheep Rock OR-VAD-000130. Start 8/7. 12,783 acres (+0). 75% containment.
Rooster Comb OR-VAD-000141. Start 8/7. 156 acres. (+0). 95% containment.
Kewa WA-COA-000082. ICT3. 15 miles S of Inchelium, WA. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 1,889 acres (+0). 90% containment. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Mop up and suppression repair.  Estimated containment today.
Orejana Flat OR-BUD-006064. ICT4. 30 miles NE of Frenchglen, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 897 acres (+0). 80% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Continue to construct fireline, mop up and patrol. No 209 received.
Heritage OR-CGF-000310. ICT4. Unified Command (USFS/BIA). 11 miles E of The Dalles, OR. Start 8/10. Full Suppression.Cause: Human. 288 acres (-612). 100% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Reduction in acreage due to better mapping. 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
Expect a warming and drying trend through Saturday with a rise in fire danger. Due to lack of critical fire weather elements or sufficient ignition sources, the large fire potential remains at background levels for the next couple of days . A slight chance of thunderstorms over Eastern Oregon and breezy conditions on the east side Sunday.

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