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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

8/29/2016 NWCC Large Fire Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016, 06:36
Posting frequency is daily by 0700.
Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry with windy conditions on the east side. No lightning and light, widely scattered precipitation along the coast. Light initial attack. No new large fires. Existing large fires reporting increased containment with moderate growth on the Rail and Suncrest 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: 0
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 6 (OR: 3, WA: 3)
New Fires and Acres9 fires for 8 acres748 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 5 fires for 4 acres
WA: 4 fires for 4 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 4

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 75 new fires
New large incidents: 0
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 24
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8
Type 2 IMTs committed: 10

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 8
Suncrest WA-SES-000459. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 2 miles NE of Leavenworth, WA. Start 8/27. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 495 acres (+146). 50% containment. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Structures, power infrastructure, and private timber threatened. Evacuations and evacuation notices. State Mobilization authorized 8/28.
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 13 (Gales). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 39,637 acres (+602). 65% 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.
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). 80% 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.
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). 85% 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.
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). 80% 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. No growth expected. Last report on Morning Brief unless significant activity occurs.
Hart WA-NES-000806. ICT4. 13 miles N of Davenport, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 4,983 acres (+0). 100% containment. Grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Area closures. Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River. Last report on Morning Brief unless significant activity occurs.
Spokane Complex WA-NES-000819. Local control. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown.
6,358 acres (+0). 100% contained. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Structures destroyed. Transition to local unit occurred today at 0600. Last report on Morning Brief unless significant activity occurs.
Wellesley WA-NES-000807. Start 8/21. 7 miles NE of Spokane, WA. 341 acres (+0). 100% containment. Patrol status.
Yale WA-NES-000808. Start 8/21. 12 miles S of Spokane, WA. 6,017 acres (+0). 98% containment. Minimal fire behavior.

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
Continued dry today with windy and unstable conditions in Eastern Oregon promoting elevated risk of significant fires. Moisture will move into Central Oregon and the Blue Mountains today which could produce isolated thunderstorms and “High Risk” of significant fires. Conditions moderate slowly through the week as an approaching weather system slowly cools the region and brings an increasing potential for showers and thunderstorms. Significant fire potential decreases through the week with the cool showery pattern.


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