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Sunday, August 7, 2016

NWCC Morning Brief: Sunday, Aug 07, 2016

Northwest Activity Summary
In the past 24 hours, the weather was seasonably hot and dry east of the Cascades. Widespread lightning on the east side. Isolated showers in Eastern Oregon. Moderate initial attack throughout the region. Two new large fires (Lower Crab Creek and Boardman). Moderate growth on existing large fires.

Preparedness Levels
Northwest3 (8/1)
National3 (7/25)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 2
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 7 (OR: 3, WA: 4)
New Fires and Acres27 fires for 967 acres
13,032 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 24 fires for 932 acres
WA: 3 fires for 35 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 169 new fires
New large incidents: 5
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 24
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 9
Type 2 IMTs committed: 5

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 2
Lower Crab Creek WA-SPD-000379. IMT3. 6 miles N of Mattawa, WA. Start 8/5. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 10,000 acres (+10,000). 0% containment. Brush and grass. Moderate fire behavior with running, flanking and short-range spotting. Structures threatened. Evacuation and road closures in effect.
Boardman WA-MCR-000381. IMT3. 5 miles W of Boardman, OR. Start 8/6. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 800 acres (+800). Limited information available.
 Incidents Previously Reported: 5
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 10,040 acres (+2,921). 10% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, creeping and single tree torching. Evacuation notices, 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. 1,966 acres (+20). 45% containment. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching 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 (-44). 59% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with creeping, torching and short range spotting. Structures threatened. Road and trail 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). 85% containment. Grass. 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.

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