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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

8/24/2016 NWCC Large Fire Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016, 06:59
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Northwest Activity Summary
Sunny, warm and dry yesterday with moderate winds. Lightning in the far northeast corner of Washington with light precipitation. Light initial attack, with the largest fire (Hot Springs) reported at 300 acres in Northcentral Oregon. Moderate growth reported on large fires.

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: 0
Uncontained large fires: 11 (OR: 5, WA: 6)
New Fires and Acres16 fires for 512 acres3,366 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 10 fires for 511 acres
WA: 6 fires for 1 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity:112 new fires
New large incidents: 11
Large fires contained: 4
Uncontained large fires: 35
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8
Type 2 IMTs committed: 12

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 2
Hot Springs OR-WSA-000067. ICT3. 7 mi N of Warm Springs, OR. Start 8/23. Full Suppression. Cause: Under investigation. 300 acres. 10% containment. Grass. Moderate fire behavior. 
2500 Road OR-553S-1655100617. IMT3. 3 mi NE of Depot Bay, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 200 acres. 0% containment. Timber. Direct and indirect line. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. No growth expected. Steep terrain. Heavy fuels.
Incidents Previously Reported: 9
Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024. IMT2. NW Team 9 (Goff). 8 miles SW of Wellpinit, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 10,000 acres (+0). 30% containment. Moderate fire behavior. Timber and grass. Structures lost and threatened. Evacuations and evacuation notices in effect., Area, road and trail closures. Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River.
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 (+0). 20% containment. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and single tree torching. Grass and timber. Structures threatened. Evacuations in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/21. Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River.
Spokane Complex WA-NES-000819. IMT2. NW Team 11 (Rabe).  Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,073 acres
(+2,323). Grass and Brush. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, torching and spotting. Structures lost and threatened. Evacuation notices in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/21.  
Wellesley WA-NES-000807. Start 8/21. 7 miles NE of Spokane, WA. 365 acres (+115). 100% Containment. The fire is lined. Mop-up progressing.
Yale WA-NES-000808. Start 8/21. 12 miles S of Spokane, WA. 5,708 acres (+2,208). 50% Containment. Active fire behavior.
Deep North WA-NES-000802. IMT2. NW Team 10 (Ciraulo). 25 miles NE of Colville, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 735 acres (-65). 0% containment. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior. Line construction and burnout progressing. 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. 31,667 acres (-333). 70% containment. Grass and Brush. Moderate fire behavior. Road and campground closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened.
Cleveland Ridge OR-711S-014617. IMT3. 25 miles N of Medford, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 200 acres (+0). 0% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior under wind driven runs with group torching and spotting. Extensive mop-up in heavy fuels. Evacuation notices and road closures in effect.
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 32,170 acres (+1,043). 45% 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.
Tule #6 WA-YAA-000147. ICT3. 25 miles SE of Yakima, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,200 acres. (-3,800) 80% containment. Grass and Brush. Line improvement and mop-up ongoing.
Kahlotus WA-WFS-000444. IMT3. 10 miles SW of Washtucna, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 5,942 acres (-14,058). 60% containment. Grass and Brush. Mop-up and demobilization ongoing. State Mobilization authorized 8/21.

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.  Northerly winds on the east side with dry offshore flow on the west side.  A strong cold front is expected to bring gusty west winds Saturday. Fire potential remains elevated in most locations across the region.

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