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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

8/3/2016 NWCC Large Fire Briefing

Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016, 06:59
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Northwest Activity Summary
One type 2 IMT mobilized (Kewa in WA). In the past 24 hours, the weather was windy and dry east of the Cascades. Minimal lightning and precipitation in Northeastern Washington and west of the Washington Cascades. Moderate initial attack with three new large fires in Eastern Washington. Increased containment on existing large fires in Washington and continued growth on existing large fires in Oregon.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest3 (8/1)
National3 (7/25)
Northwest PL Forecast
333
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Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 3
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: (OR: 3, WA: 7)
New Fires and Acres17 fires for 17,623 acres
5,211 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 8 fires for 52 acres
WA: 9 fires for 17,571 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 155 new fires
New large incidents: 7
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 27
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 6
Type 2 IMTs committed: 7


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 3
Kewa WA-COA-000082. IMT2. NW Team 9 (Goff). 15 miles S of Inchelium, WA. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 2,500 acres (+2,500). 0% containment. Timber and brush. Active fire behavior with wind driven runs, torching and spotting. Residences and structures threatened. Area restrictions and road closures in effect. IMT2 NW Team 9 (Goff) has been ordered with in brief planned this afternoon.
Snake River WA-WFS-000368. IMT4. 12 miles NE of Pomeroy, WA. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 11,000 acres (+11,000). 0% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with uphill and wind driven runs. Road closures in effect. Evacuations in progress. Fire Mobilization authorized (8/2).
Road 10 WA-WFS-000704. IMT3. 8 miles NW of Moses Lake, WA. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 4,000 acres (+4,000). 0% containment. Fire Mobilization authorized (8/2). Limited information.
Incidents Previously Reported: 7
Bybee Creek OR-CLP-000199. IMT1. PNW Team 2 (Schulte). 18 miles NE of Prospect, OR. Start 7/28. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 720 acres (+0). 12% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with isolated torching, uphill runs, and short range spotting. Road and trail closures in effect.
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 10 miles WSW of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 4,500 acres (+3,600). 0% containment. Timber and heavy logging slash. Extreme fire behavior with wind driven runs. Structures threatened. Evacuations and area restrictions in effect.
Range 12 WA-SPD-000344. IMT2. NW Team 8 (Johnson). 14 miles E of Yakima, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 176,600 acres (+1,600). 60% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Structures and Sage-grouse habitat threatened.
Weigh Station OR-973S-000573. IMT3. 13 miles SE of Pendleton, OR. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 688 acres (+0). 35% containment. Grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences threatened. Area closures in effect.
Antilon Lake WA-SES-000340. ICT3. 10 miles NW of Chelan, WA. Start 7/29. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 315 acres (-225). 90% containment. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Reduction in acreage due to better mapping.
North Touchet WA-SES-020574. IMT3. 26 miles NE of Walla Walla, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression and Monitor. Cause: Human. 536 acres (+11). 95% containment. Timber, brush, and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Fire Mobilization authorized (7/30).
South Ward Gap WA-WFS-000353. IMT3. 1 mile S of Prosser, WA. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 5,000 acres (+0). 40% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Line improvement and mop-up.

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