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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

8/23/2016 NWCC Morning Briefing

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016, 08:58 Update (Hart and Cayuse Mountain separate incidents, updated large fire tally)
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Northwest Activity Summary
Cooler, but still dry, over the past 24 hours with windy conditions on the east side. No lightning and no rain. Significant fire growth in NE Washington and Eastern Oregon. Six Type 2 IMTs teams committed, four teams in Northeast Washington and two teams in Eastern Oregon.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest3 (8/1)
National4 (8/19)
Northwest PL Forecast
322
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Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 2
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 10 (OR: 4, WA: 6)
New Fires and Acres14 fires for 30,221 acres18,754 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 7 fires for 203 acres
WA: 7 fires for 30,018 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity:127 new fires
New large incidents: 8
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 28
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8
Type 2 IMTs committed: 8


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 2
Cleveland Ridge OR-711S-014617. IMT3. 25 miles N of Medford, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 200 acres. Timber. Limited information at this time.
Tule #6 WA-YAA-000147. ICT3. 25 miles SE of Yakima, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 10,000 acres. 50% containment. Grass and Brush. Improving containment lines.
Incidents Previously Reported: 9
Spokane Complex WA-NES-000819. IMT2. NW Team 11 (Rabe).  Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 3,750 acres
(-450). 0% containment. Grass and Timber. Active fire behavior with wind driven runs, torching and spotting. Structures destroyed. Evacuations and evacuation notices in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/21.  
Wellesley WA-NES-000807. Start 8/21. 7 miles NE of Spokane, WA. 250 acres (+50). The fire is lined. Mop-up progressing.
Yale WA-NES-000808. Start 8/21. 12 miles S of Spokane, WA. 3,500 acres (-500). Active fire behavior.
Hart WA-NES-000806. IMT2. NW Team 7 (Knerr). 13 miles N of Davenport, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 4,200 acres. 10% containment. Grass and Brush. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/21.Transfer of command to IMT2 NW Team 7 (Knerr) today at 0600. No 209 received. Cayuse Mountain WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River.
Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024. IMT3. 7 miles SW of Wellpinit, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. Limited information. Approximately 10,000 acres. 30% contained. Moderate fire behavior. Grass, brush and timber. Reported structures lost. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. IMT2 NW Team 9 (Goff) mobilizing to the fire. No 209 received. Cayuse Mountain WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River.
Kahlotus WA-WFS-000444. IMT3. 10 miles SW of Washtucna, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 20,000 acres (+0). 19% Containment. Grass and Brush. Active fire behavior with wind driven runs and spotting. State Mobilization authorized 8/21.
Deep North WA-NES-000802. IMT2. NW Team 10 (Ciraulo). 25 miles NE of Colville, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 800 acres (+200). Timber. Active fire behavior. Evacuation notices in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/22.
Cherry Road OR-VAD-000164. IMT2. NW Team 8 (Johnson). 7 miles SW of Adrian, OR. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 32,000 acres (+17,500). 60% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. Road and area closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened.
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 31,127 acres (+854). 40% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. 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). 90% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Last report unless significant activity occurs.
Sheridan OR-DEF-000501. IMT3. 13 miles N of LaPine, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 191 acres (+0). 100% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

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
Gradual warming trend with dry conditions today through Friday. Dry NW flow continues. Next dry cold front passage bringing cooler conditions expected this weekend. Significant fire potential remains elevated across the east side of the Region and in Southwest Oregon.

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