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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

9/20/2016 NWCC Large Fire Briefing

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016, 07:41
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Northwest Activity Summary
Fall like temperatures over most of the region with warm and dry conditions in the southeast half of Oregon. Light precipitation in northern and western Washington. Lightning in northwest Washington. Very light initial attack. No growth on existing large fire (Rock Creek). Two prescribed fires reported for 56 acres, and multiple units with planned prescribed fires in Oregon and 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: 0
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 0, WA: 1)
New Fires and Acres4 fires for 5 acres0 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 1 fire for 0 acres
WA: 3 fires for 5 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 87 new fires
New large incidents: 3
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 13
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 2
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 1
Rock Creek WA-OWF-000495. IMT3. 12 miles NW of Naches, WA. Start 9/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 1,383 acres (+0). Timber. 90% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Continue to secure line, mop-up and suppression repair. Road and trail closures in effect. Road closures reduced, area closure lifted.

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
Cool and unsettled over the work week with windy conditions at times. Showery weather Wednesday and Thursday on the east side will provide localized relief to the dry conditions. High pressure returns over the weekend and into next week. Significant fire potential declines through the work week, and starts to slowly rise over the weekend.


National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
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