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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

8/10/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Northwest Activity Summary
Showers and cool over the past 24 hours. Minimal lightning in the Washington Cascades and Blue Mountains. Isolated showers in Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington with wetting rains in the Blue Mountains. Light initial attack. No new large fires. Moderate growth on Juntura Complex in Oregon. Increased containment or minimal fire behavior on other large fires. One large fire contained (Bybee Creek).


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: 0
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 6 (OR: 5, WA: 1)
New Fires and Acres8 fires for 4 acres
11,177 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 4 fires for 4 acres
WA: 4 fires for 0 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3


National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 153 new fires
New large incidents: 5
Large fires contained: 9
Uncontained large fires: 27
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 7
Type 2 IMTs committed: 8




Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0

Incidents Previously Reported: 7
Juntura Complex OR-VAD-000145. (3 fires) IMT2. NW Team 13 (Gales). 30 miles SW of Vale, OR. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 24,301 acres (+10,473). 51% containment. Grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with backing and uphill runs. Structures and Sage-grouse habitat threatened.
Simmons Gulch OR-VAD-000132. Start 8/7. 11,362 acres (+5,362). 60% containment.
Sheep Rock OR-VAD-000130. Start 8/7. 12,783 acres (+5,103). 50% containment.
Rooster Comb OR-VAD-000141. Start 8/7. 156 acres. (+8). 95% containment.
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 11,405 acres (+703). 10% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and backing. 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. 1,889 acres (-23). 75% containment. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Area and road closures in effect. Reduction in acres due to more accurate mapping. Tentative transfer of command from IMT2 NW Team 9 (Goff) to IMT3 on 8/12.
Orejana Flat OR-BUD-006064. IMT3. 30 miles NE of Frenchglen, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 900 acres (+0). 40% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Structures and Sage-grouse habitat threatened.
Bybee Creek OR-CLP-000199. IMT3. 18 miles NE of Prospect, OR. Start 7/28. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 1,072 acres (+0). 100% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Transfer of command from IMT1 PNW Team 2 (Schulte) back to the local unit yesterday. 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. Grass and timber. No significant growth reported. Managed by IMT3 with other fires in Durkee, OR area. No 209 received. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Manning Creek OR-VAD-000143. IMT3. 22 miles ESE of Baker City, OR. Start 8/8. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 150 acres (+0). 30% containment. Grass and timber. No significant growth reported. Managed by IMT3 with other fires in Durkee, OR area. No 209 received. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.

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