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Sunday, August 28, 2016

8/28/2016 NWCC Moring Fire Update

Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, Aug 28, 2016, 06:55
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Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry over the past 24 hours with strong winds. No lightning and only a trace amount of rain west of the Cascades. Moderate initial attack, with the largest fire (Suncrest) reported at 250 acres outside of Leavenworth, Washington. Existing large fires reporting increased containment and no growth, with the exception of one fire reporting moderate growth (Rail).

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: 1
Uncontained large fires: 9 (OR: 3, WA: 6)
New Fires and Acres19 fires for 399 acres629 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 11 fires for 150 acres
WA: 8 fires for 249 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6 (1 transitioning on Rail)

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 98 new fires
New large incidents: 2
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 27
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8
Type 2 IMTs committed: 11


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
Suncrest WA-SES-000459. ICT3. 2 miles NE of Leavenworth, WA. Start 8/27. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 250 acres (+250). 75% containment. Timber, brush and grass. Active fire behavior. Structures, power infrastructure, and private timber threatened.
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). 65% 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). 60% 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 acre (+0). 95% 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). 90% containment. Low fire behavior. State Mobilization authorized 8/21.  
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. 195 acres (-14). 35% containment. Logging slash and timber. Moderate fire behavior. Private timber lands threatened. Evacuation notices lifted. Reduced acreage due to better mapping.
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 34,369 acres (+629). 58% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Some spread south toward containment lines. Continued burn out as conditions allow. Mop-up and suppression repair ongoing on other divisions. Evacuation notices in effect. Planned transfer of command from IMT2 NW Team 6 (Sheldon) to IMT2  NW Team 13 (Gales) 8/29.
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). 95% containment. Grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior. 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. Transfer of command from IMT2 NW Team 7 (Knerr) to local unit planned for today at 0600.
Cleveland Ridge OR-711S-014617. IMT3. 25 miles N of Medford, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 530 acres (+0). 50% containment. Timber. Low fire behavior. The fire is lined. Extensive mop-up in heavy fuels. Evacuation notices and road closures in effect. No 209 received.
Pickens North WA-NES-000832. IMT3. 7 miles NE of Tonasket, WA. Start 8/24. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 760 acres (+0). 80% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Mop-up progressing. No 209 received.
2500 Road OR-553S-1655100617. IMT3. 3 mi NE of Depoe Bay, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 202 acres (+0). 100% containment. Timber. Last report on morning briefing 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
Cooler temperatures and lighter winds today with a slight warming trend for early in the week. Today large fire potential will begin to decrease across the region as a cooler and more stable pattern sets in. However, some lightning may appear over sections of eastern Oregon on Tuesday. It is not clear how much lightning the system will bring but fire activity may take another uptick on Tuesday. Beyond Tuesday, the region appears to be headed for a steady downturn in fire activity during the coming week.


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