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Saturday, August 13, 2016

8/13/2016 NWCC Large Fire Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Saturday, Aug 13, 2016, 06:29
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Northwest Activity Summary
Warming and drying over the past 24 hours. No lightning and no precipitation. Light initial attack. Minimal growth on existing large fires.

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: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 6 (OR: 4, WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres14 fires for 2 acres
399 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 8 fires for 2 acres
WA: 6 fires for 0 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 86 new fires
New large incidents: 2
Large fires contained: 5
Uncontained large fires: 23
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5
Type 2 IMTs committed: 7

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 6
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 12,199 acres (+399). 10% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, 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.  Transition from IMT2 (Harrod) to IMT2 (Sheldon) is planned.
Juntura Complex OR-VAD-000145. (3 fires). ICT4. 30 miles SW of Vale, OR. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 24,301 acres (+0). 85% 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. 
Simmons Gulch OR-VAD-000132. Start 8/7. 11,362 acres (+0). 85% containment.
Sheep Rock OR-VAD-000130. Start 8/7. 12,783 acres (+0). 85% 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 tomorrow.
Gibbon OR-973S-000663. ICT4. 20 miles E of Pendleton, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 316 acres (+0). 60% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Estimated containment tomorrow.
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. Last report unless significant activity occurs.
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. No 209 received. Last report 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
The most pronounced warming and drying will move into central Oregon and Washington today then eastward on Sunday. Light winds are expected. On Sunday instability and isolated thunderstorms are possible east of the Cascades in Oregon but not enough new ignitions are expected to cause a high risk of new large fires. Overall, dry weather is expected through next week with a continuing rise in fire danger.
More info, see NW 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Forecast, and National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Forecast

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

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