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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

8/31/2016 NWCC Large Fire Briefing

Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016, 06:51
Posting frequency is daily by 0700.

Northwest Activity Summary
Continued warm, dry and windy conditions on the east side. Limited lightning on the Colville Reservation and in Southern Oregon. Light, widely scattered precipitation along the coast. Light initial attack. One new large fire (Gold Canyon) reported south of Selma, Oregon. Existing large fires reporting increased containment with moderate growth on the Rail fire.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest3 (8/1)
National4 (8/19)
Northwest PL Forecast
332
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Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 5 (OR: 2, WA: 3)
New Fires and Acres13 fires for 125 acres1,148 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 8 fires for 123 acres
WA: 5 fires for 2 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 89 new fires
New large incidents: 3
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 24
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 7
Type 2 IMTs committed: 10

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
Gold Canyon OR-710S-000650. 2 miles S of Selma, OR. Start 8/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 120 acres. Unknown containment. Timber. Active fire behavior. Evacuations. The fire is lined. Limited information available.
Incidents Previously Reported: 5
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 13 (Gales). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 40,785 acres (+1,148). 70% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Reported acreage growth all interior. Road, trail and area closures. Continued burn out as conditions allow. Mop-up and suppression repair ongoing. Evacuation notices.
Suncrest WA-SES-000459. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 2 miles NE of Leavenworth, WA. Start 8/27. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 390 acres (-105). 75% containment. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Structures, power infrastructure, and private timber threatened. Evacuation notices. State Mobilization ended 8/30. Tentative transition to local unit 9/1.
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). 87% containment. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuation notices. Continued line improvement, mop-up and suppression repair. Tentative transition to local unit 9/1
Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024. IMT3. 8 miles SW of Wellpinit, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 8,116 acres (-301). 95% containment. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures destroyed and threatened. Evacuation notices. Road and trail closures. Transition to IMT3 occurred today at 0700.

 High Pass 12.5 OR-781S-004917. Local unit control. 10 miles W of Junction City, OR. Start 8/25. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 191 acres (-4). 100% containment. Logging slash and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuation notices lifted. Transition to local unit occurred today at 0600. 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
Continued warm and dry today with windy and unstable conditions in Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington promoting elevated risk of significant fires. Moisture will move into Central Washington and continue west of the Cascades today which could produce isolated thunderstorms. Potential fire conditions moderate through the rest of the week as a weather system cools the region and brings an increasing potential for showers and thunderstorms. Widespread rain should be in place across Western Oregon and all of Washington byThursday. Significant fire potential continues to decrease with the arrival of the much colder rainy pattern.    


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