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Monday, August 29, 2016

8/29/2016 NWCC Large Fire Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Monday, Aug 29, 2016, 06:57
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Northwest Activity Summary
Warm, dry and windy over the past 24 hours with cooler and wetter conditions in Northwest Washington and coastal Oregon. No lightning, and only a marginal amount of rain west of the Cascades. Light initial attack. No new large fires. Existing large fires reporting increased containment and no growth, with the exception of the Rail fire reporting moderate growth.

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: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 9 (OR: 3, WA: 6)
New Fires and Acres10 fires for 7 acres4,929 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 3 fires for 1 acre
WA: 7 fires for 6 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: 78 new fires
New large incidents: 5
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 29
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: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 9
Suncrest WA-SES-000459. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 2 miles NE of Leavenworth, WA. Start 8/27. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 350 acres (+100). 35% containment. Timber, brush and grass. Moderate fire behavior. Structures, power infrastructure, and private timber threatened. Evacuations and evacuation notices. State Mobilization authorized 8/28. Transfer of command from ICT3 to IMT2 NW Team 12 (Harrod).
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon)/NW Team 13 (Gales). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 39,035 acres (+4,666). 60% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Reported acreage growth mostly interior. Road, trail and area closures. Some spread south toward containment lines. Continued burn out as conditions allow. Mop-up and suppression repair ongoing on other divisions. Evacuation notices. Planned transfer of command from IMT2 NW Team 6 (Sheldon) to IMT2 NW Team 13 (Gales) today at 0600.
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). 70% containment. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with active burning in pockets of heavier fuels. Evacuation notices. Continued line improvement, mop-up and suppression repair. State Mobilization authorized 8/22. State Mobilization ended 8/27.
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). 75% containment. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures destroyed and threatened. Evacuation notices. Road and trail closures. 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. 6,358 acres (+163). 99% contained. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Structures destroyed.
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. 6,017 acres (+163). 98% containment. Low fire behavior.Road closures lifted, evacuation levels dropped to level 1. State Mobilization authorized 8/21. Anticipated state mobilization ending today at 2359.
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 (+0). 60% containment. Logging slash and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuation notices lifted.Tentative transition to local unit 8/31.
Cleveland Ridge OR-711S-014617. IMT3. 25 miles N of Medford, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 530 acres (+0). 89% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Extensive mop-up in heavy fuels. Evacuation notices and road closures.
Hart WA-NES-000806. IMT3. 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. Area closures. State Mobilization authorized 8/21. State Mobilization ended 8/27. Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River.
Pickens North WA-NES-000832. IMT3. 7 miles NE of Tonasket, WA. Start 8/24. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 760 acres (+0). 95% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Mop-up progressing. No 209 received. Last report on Morning Brief 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
Warmer temperatures and increased winds today ahead of tomorrow’s thunderstorms. Today, large fire potential will be elevated in southern and Central Oregon due to continued hot, dry and windy conditions. The remainder of the Region will see reduced fire potential due to cooler temperatures and slightly increased moisture. Lightning may appear over sections of Eastern Oregontomorrow. It is not clear how much lightning the system will bring but fire activity may increase with any ignitions. Beyond tomorrow, the Region appears to be headed for a steady downturn in fire activity due to widespread rain and increasing moisture.

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