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Friday, August 19, 2016

8/19/16 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Friday, Aug 19, 2016, 06:45
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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 at 20 acres (Washington). Over 7,000 acres growth on existing large fires. IMT2 NW Team 10 (Ciraulo) has been assigned to the Withers 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: 0
Uncontained large fires: 4 (OR: 4, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres
15 fires for 49 acres
7,071 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 8 fires for 12 acres
WA: 7 fires for 37 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 111 new fires
New large incidents: 10
Large fires contained: 7
Uncontained large fires: 26
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 2
Type 1 IMTs committed: 9
Type 2 IMTs committed: 8

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 5
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 28,209 acres (+4,433). 25% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with uphill spread, wind-driven runs and short range spotting. The fire has burned into the Monument Rock Wilderness. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Continue direct and indirect line construction, secure containment lines and burn out as conditions allow.
Withers OR-LAD-000266. IMT3. 1 mile N of Paisley, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 3,424 acres (+2,624). 0% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior with backing and torching. Evacuation notices in effect. IMT2 NW Team 10 (Ciraulo) is scheduled to assume command of the incident at 1800 today.
Sheridan OR-DEF-000501. IMT3. 13 miles N of LaPine, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 200 acres (-100). 25% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with short range spotting and group torching. The fire is lined. Evacuation notices in effect.
Rim Reservoir OR-VAD-000156. IMT3. 23 miles E of Burns Junction, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 669 acres (-331). 40% containment. The fire is lined. Grass and Brush. Moderate fire behavior.
Aspen OR-BUD-006075. IMT3. 20 miles SE of Frenchglen, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 250 acres (+14). 80% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. Mop up ongoing. Limited access. Shuttling additional crews in today. Does not meet 209 large fire criteria. Not included in large fire count.

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
Continued high pressure will result in hot and dry weather today. Winds in Eastern Washington will remain breezy before tapering off in the afternoon. Another dry cold front is expected Sunday night through Monday in Eastern Washington. Significant fire potential is elevated in most areas.

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