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Monday, August 8, 2016

NWCC Morning Brief: Monday, Aug 08, 2016

Northwest Activity Summary
In the past 24 hours, the weather was generally cooler regionwide and moist except Southeastern Washington. Widespread lightning east of the Cascades. Isolated showers in Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington. Moderate initial attack throughout the region. Seven new large fires in Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington. Minimal growth on existing large fires.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest3 (8/1)
National3 (7/25)
Northwest PL Forecast
332
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Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 7
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 13 (OR: 7, WA: 6)
New Fires and Acres52 fires for 18,389 acres
533 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 43 fires for 9,217 acres
WA: 9 fires for 9,173 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 164 new fires
New large incidents: 10
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 32
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8
Type 2 IMTs committed: 5


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 7
Simmons Gulch OR-VAD-000132. IMT3. 32 miles SW of Vale, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 5,000 acres (+5,000). 0% containment. Brush and grass. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. IMT2 NW Team 13 (Gales) has been ordered. Limited information.
Fletcher Road WA-WFS-000385. IMT3. 32 miles N of Walla Walla, WA. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 9,168 acres (+9,168). 69% containment. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior. Residences and structures threatened. Road closures in effect. Also reported as incident number WA-WFS-000707.
Sheep Rock OR-VAD-000130. IMT3. 52 miles SW of Vale, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 3,500 acres (+3,500). 0% containment. Brush and grass. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Limited information.
Log Creek OR-VAD-000385. IMT3. 28 miles W of Vale, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 300 acres (+300). 0% containment. Brush and grass. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Limited information.
Trail Creek OR-VAD-000136. IMT3. 22 miles ESE of Baker City, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 250 acres (+250). 10% containment. Brush and grass. Sage-grouse habitat threatened.
Orejana Flat OR-BUD-006064. IMT3. 30 miles NE of Frenchglen, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 200 acres (+200). 0% containment. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior with wind driven runs. Structures threatened.
Palouse Falls WA-WFS-000708. IMT3. 40 miles N of Walla Walla, WA. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 15,000 acres (+15,000). 0% containment. Grass and brush.
Incidents Previously Reported: 6
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 10,482 acres (+442). 10% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and single tree torching. Evacuation notices, road, trail and area restrictions in effect.
Kewa WA-COA-000082. IMT2. NW Team 9 (Goff). 15 miles S of Inchelium, WA. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 1,951 acres (-15). 55% containment. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with backing and creeping. Residences and structures threatened. Area and road closures in effect.
Bybee Creek OR-CLP-000199. IMT1. PNW Team 2 (Schulte). 18 miles NE of Prospect, OR. Start 7/28. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 1,072 acres (+0). 73% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Road  closures in effect. Transfer of command from IMT1 PNW Team 2 (Schulte) back to the local unit planned for 8/9.
Lower Crab Creek WA-SPD-000379. IMT3. 6 miles N of Mattawa, WA. Start 8/6. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,319 acres (-3,681). 70% containment. Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior with creeping. Structures threatened. Road closures in effect. Reduction in acres due to more accurate mapping.
Snake River WA-WFS-000368. IMT3. 12 miles NE of Pomeroy, WA. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 11,362 acres (+91). 95% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Fire Mobilization authorized (8/2).
Range 12 WA-SPD-000344. IMT4. 14 miles E of Yakima, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 176,600 acres (+0). 95% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.

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