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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

9/13/2016 NWCC Large Fire Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016, 06:55
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Northwest Activity Summary
Cool and dry yesterday with windy to breezy conditions east of the Cascades. No precipitation or lightning reported. Light initial attack with a 160 acre fire reported near Umatilla, OR. Additional growth reported on the Old Lady Creek fire.

Preparedness Levels
Northwest2 (9/2)
National2 (9/6)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1 
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 4 (OR: 0, WA: 4)
New Fires and Acres10 fires for 383 acres300 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 6 fires for 171 acre
WA: 4 fires for 212 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 101 new fires
New large incidents: 4
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 14
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 4
Type 2 IMTs committed: 4

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
230 Switch Yard Fire WAWFS-000502. ICT3. 1 mile North of Coulee City, WA. Start 9/12. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 208 acres. Grass. 75% containment. Moderate fire behavior with isolated runs and short range spotting. Powerlines threatened.
Juniper Bluffs WA-MCR-000505. 14 miles East of Umatilla, OR. Start 9/12. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. Grass. Unknown containment. Railroad, highway and powerlines threatened. Limited Information. Does not currently meet large fire criteria.    
Incidents Previously Reported: 2
Rock Creek WA-OWF-000495. IMT2 NW Team 7 (Knerr). 12 miles NW Naches, WA. Start 9/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 616 acres (-288). Reduction in acres due to more accurate mapping. Timber. 15% containment. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and short-range spotting. Continue direct and indirect line construction. Evacuation notices, road, trail and area closures in effect.
Elmer City WA-COA-000129. ICT3. 1 mile North of Coulee Dam. Start 9/11. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 2,500 acres (+500). Grass and light Timber. Unknown containment. Active fire behavior with wind driven runs and short-range spotting. Evacuation notices, road, and area closures in effect.
Old Lady Creek WA-SPD-000497. ICT4. 21 miles E of Goldendale, WA. Start 9/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 2,500 acres (+200). 90% lined, 25% containment. Grass and Brush. State Mobilization authorized. 1 residence lost. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect.

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
Warming and drying through the week with east to northeast flow across the region. Offshore winds develop on the west side as a thermal trough strengthens but then switches to onshore for Wednesday and back to offshore later in the week. The warm and dry weather will likely come to an end sometime this weekend as a cold front moves through the region. Significant fire potential remains at normal levels through the forecast period.

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