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Thursday, August 18, 2016

8/18/16 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Thursday, Aug 18, 2016, 06:55
Posting frequency is daily by 0700.

Northwest Activity Summary
Hot and dry over the past 24 hours. Minimal lightning in Southeast Oregon. Little to no rain. Moderate initial attack. Five new large fires reported, one in Washington and four in Oregon. Moderate growth on the Rail fire.


Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest
3 (8/1)
National
3 (7/25)

Northwest PL Forecast
3
2
2
3-day
10-day
30-day






Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 5
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 5 (OR: 5, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres
33 fires for 2,671 acres
2,176 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 24 fires for 2,652 acres
WA: 9 fires for 19 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 154 new fires
New large incidents: 10
Large fires contained: 4
Uncontained large fires: 26
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 2
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6






Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 5
Withers OR-LAD-000266. IMT3. 1 mile N of Paisley, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 800 acres. 0% containment. Grass and Brush. Active fire behavior with running and spotting. Evacuation notices in effect. An IMT3 will assume command today.
Sheridan OR-DEF-000501. IMT3. 13 miles N of LaPine, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 300 acres. 10% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with crowning, spotting and torching. Evacuation notices in effect. An IMT3 will assume command today at 0800.
Aspen OR-BUD-006075. ICT3. 20 miles SE of Frenchglen , OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 236 acres. 40% containment. Grass and Brush. Active fire behavior with crowning, running and torching. Limited access. Shuttling crews in today.
Rim Reservior OR-VAD-000156. ICT3. 23 miles E of Burns Junction, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 1,000 acres. 0% containment. Grass and Brush. Active fire behavior. Limited information at this time.
Vantage WA-SES-000418. ICT4. 7 miles W of Vantage, OR. Start 8/16. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 363 acres. 100% containment. Grass and Brush.A Not tallied under new fires and acres.  Last report unless significant activity occurs.

Incidents Previously Reported: 1
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 23,776 acres (+2,176). 20% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with uphill spread, wind-driven runs and crowning. The fire has burned into the Monument Mountain Wilderness. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Continue direct and indirect line construction, secure containment lines and burn out as conditions allow.

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
Hot and dry west of the Cascades. A dry cold front will bring breezy to windy conditions for Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon. Windy conditions are expected in the Okanogan Valley and in the Columbia Basin. Significant fire potential is elevated in most areas.

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