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Thursday, August 4, 2016

NWCC Morning Brief: Thursday, Aug 04, 2016

Northwest Activity Summary
In the past 24 hours, the weather was warm and breezy east of the Cascades. No lightning or precipitation. Light initial attack. Increased containment on existing large fires in Washington and moderate 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: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 10 (OR: 3, WA: 7)
New Fires and Acres13 fires for 7 acres
1,144 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 10 fires for 7 acres
WA: 3 fires for 0 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 141 new fires
New large incidents: 6
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 31
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8
Type 2 IMTs committed: 7


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0

Incidents Previously Reported: 7
Kewa WA-COA-000082. IMT2. NW Team 9 (Goff). 15 miles S of Inchelium, WA. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 1,840 acres (-660). 10% containment. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with creeping, isolated torching and smoldering. Residences and structures threatened. Area restrictions and road closures in effect. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Planned transfer of command from IMT3 to IMT2 NW Team 9 (Goff) this morning.
Bybee Creek OR-CLP-000199. IMT1. PNW Team 2 (Schulte). 18 miles NE of Prospect, OR. Start 7/28. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 788 acres (+68). 12% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with isolated torching, uphill runs, and short range spotting. Road and trail closures in effect. Planned transfer of command from IMT3 to IMT1 PNW Team 2 (Schulte) this morning.
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 10 miles WSW of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 5,576 acres (+1,076). 5% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, creeping and single tree torching. Structures threatened. Evacuations, trail 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 (+0). 90% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Structures and Sage-grouse habitat threatened.
Snake River WA-WFS-000368. IMT3. 12 miles NE of Pomeroy, WA. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 10,000 acres (-1,000). 10% containment. Grass. Active fire behavior with uphill runs. Fire Mobilization authorized (8/2). Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.
South Ward Gap WA-WFS-000353. IMT3. 1 mile S of Prosser, WA. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 5,000 acres (+0). 95% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior.
Weigh Station OR-973S-000573. IMT3. 13 miles SE of Pendleton, OR. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 688 acres (+0). 55% containment. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Area closures in effect.
Antilon Lake WA-SES-000340. ICT4. 10 miles NW of Chelan, WA. Start 7/29. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 315 acres (+0). 95% containment. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior.
North Touchet WA-SES-020574. IMT4. 26 miles NE of Walla Walla, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression and Monitor. Cause: Human. 536 acres (+0). 93% containment. Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Fire Mobilization authorized (7/30), ended (8/2).
Road 10 WA-WFS-000704. IMT3. 7 miles N of Moses Lake, WA. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 3,280 acres (-720). 95% containment. Grass and brush. Low fire behavior. Mop-up and secure perimeter. Fire Mobilization authorized (8/2). Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping.

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