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Sunday, August 14, 2016

8/14/2016 NWCC Large Fire Briefing

Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, Aug 14, 2016, 06:43
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Northwest Activity Summary
Hot and dry over the past 24 hours. Lightning in the Okanogan Valley with some precipitation. Light initial attack with the largest fire reported at 50 acres. Moderate growth on the Rail fire mainly due to burning operations.

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: 1
Uncontained large fires: 4 (OR: 3, WA: 1)
New Fires and Acres13 fires for 53 acres
1,306 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 6 fires for 2 acres
WA: 7 fires for 51 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 77 new fires
New large incidents: 4
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 22
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: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 4
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 13,505 acres (+1,306). 12% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, torching and short-range spotting. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Continue direct and indirect line construction, secure containment lines and burn out as conditions allow. Transfer of command from IMT2 (Harrod) to IMT2 (Sheldon) planned on 8/16.
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. 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). 100% containment. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Mop up and suppression repair.  Last report unless significant activity occurs.
Gibbon OR-973S-000663. ICT4. 20 miles E of Pendleton, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 316 acres (+0). 80% containment. Grass and brush. Continuing with mop up.  Estimate of containment tomorrow.

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
Instability and the risk of lightning will move into Oregon from the south on Sunday increasing the potential for growth on existing fires and any new fires. Sunday’s lightning is expected to cause new fire starts but the amount of new fire starts should not overwhelm initial attack resources. After Sunday critical conditions for new significant fire activity is relatively low.

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