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Saturday, August 27, 2016

8/27/2016 NWCC Morning Fire Update

Date/Time Stamp: Saturday, Aug 27, 2016, 06:53
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Northwest Activity Summary
Hot and dry over the past 24 hours with slightly increased winds. No lightning and no rain. Light initial attack, with the largest fire reported at 150 acres in Central Oregon. Minimal growth reported on large fires.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest3 (8/1)
National4 (8/19)
Northwest PL Forecast
432
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Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 11 (OR: 5, WA: 6)
New Fires and Acres7 fires for 234 acres1,071 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 4 fires for 225 acres
WA: 3 fires for 9 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1 
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6 (1 for a transition on Rail)
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 86 new fires
New large incidents: 3
Large fires contained: 5
Uncontained large fires: 28
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 7
Type 2 IMTs committed: 11

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
High Pass 12.5 OR-781S-004917. IMT1. ODF Team 2 (Cline). 10 miles W of Junction City, OR. Start 8/25. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 209 acres (+209). 9% containment. Logging slash and timber. Active fire behavior. Structures and private timber lands threatened. Evacuation notices in effect. Transfer of command to ODF Team 2 (Cline) 8/26.
Incidents Previously Reported: 10
Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024. IMT2. NW Team 9 (Goff). 8 miles SW of Wellpinit, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 18,417 acres (+0). 60% containment. Timber and grass. Moderate fire behavior. Structures destroyed and threatened. Evacuations and evacuation notices in effect. Road and trail closures. Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River.
Deep North WA-NES-000802. IMT2. NW Team 10 (Ciraulo). 25 miles NE of Colville, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 596 acres (+0). 40% containment. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with active burning in pockets of heavier fuels. Evacuation notices in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/22.
Spokane Complex WA-NES-000819. IMT2. NW Team 11 (Rabe). Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,195 acres
(+0). 85% contained. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Structures destroyed and threatened.
Wellesley WA-NES-000807. Start 8/21. 7 miles NE of Spokane, WA. 341 acres (+0). 100% containment. Patrol status. State Mobilization ended 8/24.
Yale WA-NES-000808. Start 8/21. 12 miles S of Spokane, WA. 5,854 acres (+0). 80% containment. Line complete. Some interior burning. State Mobilization authorized 8/21.  

Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 33,740 acres (+911). 55% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Some spread south toward containment lines. Continued mop-up and burn out as conditions allow. Evacuation notices in effect. NW Team 13 (Gales) ordered for transition.
Hart WA-NES-000806. IMT2. NW Team 7 (Knerr). 13 miles N of Davenport, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 4,983 acres (+0). 78% containment. Grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. No growth expected. Structures threatened. Area closure in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/21. Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River.
Cleveland Ridge OR-711S-014617. ICT3. 25 miles N of Medford, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 530 acres (-105). 50% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. The fire is lined. Extensive mop-up in heavy fuels. Evacuation notices and road closures in effect.
Pickens North WA-NES-000832. IMT3. 7 miles NE of Tonasket, WA. Start 8/24. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 760 acres (+160). 80% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. Mop-up progressing.
2500 Road OR-553S-1655100617. IMT3. 3 mi NE of Depoe Bay, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 202 acres (+0). 90% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Steep terrain. Heavy fuels.
Tule #6 WA-YAA-000147. IMT3. 25 miles SE of Yakima, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,200 acres (+0). 100% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Some interior burning. Mop-up ongoing. 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
A dry cold front with strong west winds moves over Washington. Today will bring "high risk" large fire potential conditions to Central Oregon and all of Washington east of the Cascades, during the main burning period, due to the combination of high fire danger, very strong winds, and low humidity. With ongoing large incidents and the potential for new ones, today is a critical fire weather day for most of the Region, especially in eastern Washington. After today, fire potential begins to decline as a slow cooling and slight wetting trend develops with thunderstorms possible beginning Tuesday.

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