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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

8/16/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016, 06:51
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Northwest Activity Summary
Hot and dry over the past 24 hours. No lightning and little to no rain. Light initial attack with the largest fire reported around 24 acres. Moderate growth on the Rail fire.

Preparedness Levels
3 (8/1)
3 (7/25)

Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 1, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres
20 fires for 44 acres
809 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 8 fires for 6 acres
WA: 12 fires for 38 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 134 new fires
New large incidents: 3
Large fires contained: 4
Uncontained large fires: 20
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 7
Type 2 IMTs committed: 5

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 3
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 16,349 acres (+809). 15% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with short crown runs, wind-driven runs and torching. 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 for today.
Porcupine Butte OR-PRD-000491. ICT3. Unified Command (BLM/Wheeler County Fire). 10 miles E of Clarno, OR. Start 8/14. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 280 acres (-20). 30% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior with backing, single tree torching and creeping. Structures threatened. Reduction in acreage due to better mapping. Currently, does not meet 209 large fire criteria. Not tallied in Large Fire Summary above.
Juntura Complex OR-VAD-000145. (3 fires). ICT4. 30 miles SW of Vale, OR. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 24,301 acres (+0). 100% containment. Grass and brush. Last report unless significant activity occurs.
Simmons Gulch OR-VAD-000132. Start 8/7. 11,362 acres (+0). 100% containment.
Sheep Rock OR-VAD-000130. Start 8/7. 12,783 acres (+0). 100% containment.
Rooster Comb OR-VAD-000141. Start 8/7. 156 acres. (+0). 100% containment.

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
Warm and dry weather today. A chance for isolated shows and thunderstorms across southern portions of Southeast Oregon. Significant fire potential is moderate to elevated in most areas throughout the week.
More info, see NW 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Forecast, and National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Forecast

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