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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9/14/2016 NWCC Large Fire Briefing

Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016, 06:52
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Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry yesterday with low humidity west of the Cascades. No precipitation or lightning reported. Light initial attack. Increased containment on rangeland fires in Eastern Washington.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest2 (9/2)
National2 (9/6)
Northwest PL Forecast
211
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Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0 
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 3 (OR: 0, WA: 3)
New Fires and Acres13 fires for 5 acres617 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 4 fires for 1 acres
WA: 9 fires for 4 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 72 new fires
New large incidents: 1
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 12
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 3
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2



Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 5
Rock Creek WA-OWF-000495. IMT2 NW Team 7 (Knerr). 12 miles NW Naches, WA. Start 9/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 940 acres (+324). Timber. 20% containment. Active 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. 5,600 acres (+3,100). Increase in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Grass and light Timber. 77% containment. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and backing. Evacuations lifted. 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. 2,771 acres (+271). 100% lined, 80% containment. Grass and Brush. State Mobilization authorized. 1 residence lost. Evacuations, road, trail and area closures in effect.
230 Switch Yard Fire WAWFS-000502. ICT3. 1 mile North of Grand Coulee, WA. Start 9/11. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 230 (+22) acres. Grass. 100% containment. Minimal activity with smoldering. Continued mop-up operations.  Powerlines threatened. Last report on morning brief unless significant activity occurs..
Juniper Bluffs WA-MCR-000505. 30 miles East of Umatilla, OR. Start 9/12. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 661 acres. Grass. 100% containment. Powerlines damaged. Minimal activity with smoldering. Continued mop-up operations. Last report on morning brief unless significant activity occurs..

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