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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

NWCC Morning Brief: Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016

Northwest Activity Summary
In the past 24 hours, the weather remained cool regionwide. Isolated showers in Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington. Minimal lightning east of the Cascades in Central Washington and the Blue Mountains. Light initial attack. The Simmons Gulch, Sheep Rock and Rooster Comb fires are planned to be managed as the Juntura Complex. One new large fire reported in Northeast Oregon. Moderate growth on existing large rangeland fires. Minimal growth on other 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: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 14 (OR: 9, WA: 5)
New Fires and Acres11 fires for 2,208 acres
6,245 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 8 fires for 207 acres
WA: 3 fires for 2,001 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 149 new fires
New large incidents: 9
Large fires contained: 4
Uncontained large fires: 35
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: 1
Manning Creek OR-VAD-000143. IMT3. 22 miles ESE of Baker City, OR. Start 8/8. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 150 acres (+150). 30% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with running, torching and spotting. Structures and Sage-grouse habitat threatened.
Incidents Previously Reported: 13
Simmons Gulch OR-VAD-000132. IMT2. NW Team 13 (Gales). 32 miles SW of Vale, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 6,000 acres (+1,000). 50% containment. Grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with short-range spotting. Structures and Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Planning to incorporate Simmons Gulch, Sheep Rock and Rooster Comb into the Juntura Complex (OR-VAD-000145).
Sheep Rock OR-VAD-000130. IMT2. NW Team 13 (Gales). 52 miles SW of Vale, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 7,680 acres (+4,180). 0% containment. Grass and brush. Active fire behavior. Structures and Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Planning to incorporate Simmons Gulch, Sheep Rock and Rooster Comb into the Juntura Complex (OR-VAD-000145).
Rooster Comb OR-VAD-000141. 145 acres. (+145). 0% containment. Planning to incorporate Simmons Gulch, Sheep Rock and Rooster Comb into the Juntura Complex (OR-VAD-000145). No 209 received.
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 10,702 acres (+220). 10% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping 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. 1,912 acres (-39). 65% containment. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Area and road closures in effect. Reduction in acres due to more accurate mapping.
Orejana Flat OR-BUD-006064. IMT3. 30 miles NE of Frenchglen, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 900 acres (+700). 20% containment. Grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with torching and backing. Structures threatened.
Log Creek OR-VAD-000385. IMT3. 28 miles W of Vale, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 150 acres (-150). 0% containment. Brush and grass. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Does not meet ICS 209 large fire criteria. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Trail Creek OR-VAD-000136. IMT3. 22 miles ESE of Baker City, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 250 acres (+0). 50% containment. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, backing and smoldering. Structures and Sage-grouse habitat threatened.
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. Transfer of command from IMT1 PNW Team 2 (Schulte) back to the local unit planned today.
Fletcher Road WA-WFS-000385. IMT3. 32 miles N of Walla Walla, WA. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 9,168 acres (+0). 69% containment. Grass and brush. Increased containment expected with significant demobilization of resources expected today. Fire Mobilization authorized (8/7), ended (8/8). Also reported as incident number WA-WFS-000707.
Palouse Falls WA-WFS-000708. IMT3. 40 miles N of Walla Walla, WA. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 4,038 acres (-10,962). 0% containment. Grass and brush. Increased containment expected with significant demobilization of resources expected today. Fire Mobilization authorized (8/7), ended (8/8). Reduction in acreage due to better mapping.
Lower Crab Creek WA-SPD-000379. IMT3. 6 miles N of Mattawa, WA. Start 8/6. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,319 acres (+0). 98% containment. Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Road closures in effect. Fire Mobilization authorized (8/6), ended (8/8).
Snake River WA-WFS-000368. IMT3. 12 miles NE of Pomeroy, WA. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 11,453 acres (+0). 95% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Fire Mobilization authorized (8/2), ended (8/7). Transfer of command to local unit occurred 8/7. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.

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