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Thursday, September 1, 2016

9/1/2016 NWCC Large Fire Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Thursday, Sept 1, 2016, 06:50
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Northwest Activity Summary
Dry windy conditions on the east side. Limited lightning in the Blue Mountains and the Skagit Valley. Widespread precipitation west of the Cascades, excluding Southwest Oregon. Light initial attack. No new large fires. Existing large fires reporting increased containment with limited growth interior on the Rail fire.

Preparedness Levels
Northwest3 (8/1)
National4 (8/19)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 2 (OR: 1, WA: 1)
New Fires and Acres20 fires for 62 acres179 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 5 fires for 30 acres
WA: 15 fires for 32 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 100 new fires
New large incidents: 1
Large fires contained: 4
Uncontained large fires: 21
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: 5
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 13 (Gales). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 40,964 acres (+179). 70% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Continued burning of interior fuels. Road, trail and area closures. Mop-up and suppression repair ongoing. Evacuation notices.
Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024. IMT3. 8 miles SW of Wellpinit, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 18,116 acres (+0). 95% containment. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Continued mop-up around interior structures. Evacuation notices. Road and trail closures.
Suncrest WA-SES-000459. ICT4. 2 miles NE of Leavenworth, WA. Start 8/27. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 390 acres (+0). 100% containment. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Evacuation notices. Last report on Morning Brief unless significant activity occurs.
Deep North WA-NES-000802. ICT4. 25 miles NE of Colville, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 596 acres (+0). 100% containment. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Continued line improvement, mop-up and suppression repair. Last report on Morning Brief unless significant activity occurs.
Gold Canyon OR-710S-000650. IMT3. 2 miles S of Selma, OR. Start 8/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Under Investigation. 60 acres (-60). 20%. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Some interior burning. The fire is lined. FMAG authorized 8/30.  Not included in large fire tally. Last report on Morning Brief unless significant activity occurs.

Lists fires (of any size) that singly utilize Monitor, Confine or Point Zone Protection suppression strategies, or use Multiple Suppression Strategies (which may also include a Full Suppression component). 

Northwest Fire Potential Summary
Large fire potential is on a downturn due to cooler, wetter weather setting in. A corresponding decline in fire danger across the geographic area will reduce the threat of new large fires and flareups on existing incidents. While some lightning and gusty winds are possible, the overall combination of environmental conditions does not favor large fire ignition or significant growth as we go into the Labor Day weekend and next week.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR):
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