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Monday, August 22, 2016

8/22/16 NWCC Morning Brief (updated at 8:00 a.m.)

Date/Time Stamp: Monday, Aug 22, 2016, 07:20 Update (Kahlotus Fire)
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Northwest Activity Summary
Hot and dry over the past 24 hours with windy conditions on the east side. No lightning and no rain. Significant fire establishment and growth in NE Washington.  5 teams mobilized, 4 teams to Northeast Washington and one team to Southeastern Oregon.




Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest 3 (8/1)
National 4 (8/19)

Northwest PL Forecast
3 2 2
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Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 5
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 8 (OR: 4, WA: 4)
New Fires and Acres
23 fires for 45,315 acres
1,176 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 7 fires for 14,515 acres
WA: 16 fires for 30,800 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6


National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 86 new fires
New large incidents: 3
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 25
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 7
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6








Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 5

Cherry Road OR-VAD-000164. IMT3. 7 miles SW of Adrian, OR. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 14,500 acres. 5% containment. Grass and Brush. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened. Sage grouse habitat. IMT2 NW Team 8 (Johnson) ordered.  
Deep North WA-NES-000802. 25 miles NE of Colville, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 600 acres. Timber. Evacuation notices in effect. IMT2 NW Team 10 (Ciraulo) ordered.
Hart WA-NES-000806. 13 miles N of Davenport, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,000 acres. Grass and Brush. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. State Mob authorized 8/21. IMT2 NW Team 7 (Knerr) and IMT2 NW Team 9 (Goff) ordered.
Spokane Complex WA-NES-000814. IMT2 NW Team 11 (Rabe) ordered. State Mob authorized 8/21.  Includes:
Wellesley WA-NES-000807. 7 miles NE of Spokane, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 200 acres. Evacuations in effect.
Yale WA-NES-000808. 12 miles S of Spokane, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 4,000 acres. Evacuations in effect.
Kahlotus WA-WFS-000712. 10 miles SW of Washtucna, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 20,000 acres. Grass and Brush. Evacuations in effect. State Mob authorized 8/21. Limited information at this time.

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. 30,273 acres (+1,176). 35% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with group torching and short range spotting. The fire has burned into the Monument Rock Wilderness. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Continued mop-up, line construction 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 (+0). 85% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Evacuation notices lifted.
Sheridan OR-DEF-000501. IMT3. 13 miles N of LaPine, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 191 acres (+0). 80% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Evacuation notices lifted.


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

Dry and breezy on the east side today with cooler temperatures.  Conditions moderate a very small degree from yesterdays conditions. Warming begins Tuesday and continues through the work week. Significant fire potential remains elevated across the east side and in Southwest Oregon.

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