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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

8/31/2016 NW Large Fire Statistics



2016 Northwest Fire Statistics to Date 


·         Since May 3rd , approximately 485,582 acres were affected by wildfire in the Northwest (NW):  
o   188,696 acres in Oregon and 296,886 acres in Washington.

·         There were a total of 2,124 reported fires in the NW Geographic Area:
o   1,040  in Oregon (human-caused 786, lightning-caused 254)
o   1,084 in Washington (human-caused 958, lightning-caused 126)

·         There were 61 fires meeting large fire* criteria:  26 in Oregon and 35 in Washington.

·         NW Incident Management Teams (Type 1 &Type 2) mobilized 16 times.

·         To date, a total of 20,965 lightning strikes have been recorded.  The largest number of strikes occurring in one day was 2319 (6/7).

·         In Oregon, the largest fire/complex is the Rail for a total of 40,785 acres.  

·         The largest fire/complex in Washington is the Range 12 at 176,600 acres.

·         The estimated total firefighting cost to date exceeds $89,200,470; this includes $56,585,029** in Oregon and $32,615,441** in Washington.

·         During peak fire activity, over 4,200 firefighters and support personnel were actively working on NW fires.

·         In Oregon, fires affected 75,627 acres of Sage-Grouse habitat:
o   Very high priority habitat = 0
o   High priority habitat = 19,757 acres
o   Moderate habitat = 55,870 acres

*To be considered a “large fire”, a wildfire must be at least 100 acres in timber or 300 acres in grass or brush.
**
not all costs have been reported

8/31/2016 Cayuse Mountain Fire Update

A Type III incident management team under the leadership of Incident Commander Roger Brandom is now managing the Cayuse Mountain Fire, which is now 95% contained.

Yesterday, firefighters continued to improve security around structures within the fire footprint and along containment lines. Today, crews will likely complete suppression repair on interior dozer lines and continue with mop up. Firefighters are also available to help with initial attack if needed.

There is a slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday night through Friday morning along with an increasing chance for a wetting rain and lower temperatures.

Level 1 and Level 2 evacuations are still in place. Residents in Level 1 areas (READY) should assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe place, plan escape routes and make sure all those residing within the home know the plan of action. Residents in Level 2 areas (SET) should pack emergency items and stay aware of the latest information from local media, fire departments, and public safety. More information on READY SET GO can be found at http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/

Road closures also remain in place. They include Elijah Road, Flett Road, Mathews Lake Road, Jacobs Road, Brandom Road, and Wynecoop-Cayuse Road. Drivers in the area are asked to use extreme caution as non-paved roads have numerous hazards including holes, snags and falling trees. Schools in Wellpinit, WA are open now, so drivers are urged to be alert for the presences of children and school buses.

Fire information and daily updates are posted on Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4986/ and on the Rawhide Press Facebook page and website at www.spokanetribe.com. The fire email address is cayusemountainfire@gmail.com . The fire information phone numbers are 509-416-6056.

Start date: Aug. 21, 2016
Current Size: 18,116 acres
Percent Containment: 95%
Structures lost: 14 houses, 9 other structures
Location: Wellpinit, WA on the Spokane Indian Reservation


8/31/2016 Rail Fire Update


Fire and Road Work Stabilizing.
Wood-Gathering Opportunity starting Thursday, September 1 along Forest Road 13

Unity, Oregon - Fire lines established around the 40,983-acre Rail Fire were not significantly challenged on Tuesday. Consumption of fuel within unburned interior islands continued, and the reduced fire intensity under cloud and smoke cover allowed firefighters to improve fire lines around the southern sides. Helicopters carrying buckets of water were used to cool hot spots near the fire line east of Table Rock. Many sections of fire line have been bolstered by hose-lays and pumps for mop up.

A small section of fire line along the southern flank remains to be tied into rocky bluffs to prevent the fire from escape. On the west central flank of the fire, hot spots within 200 feet of the fire line have been mopped up and checked with hand-operated infrared (heat detecting) devices.

The night shift is being reduced in numbers and will be used primarily for patrol and monitoring during future shifts.

With respect to the weather, today is expected to be a transition day. Relative humidity will be rising, and winds will be pivoting from SE to SW, to NW later in the day, with gusts to 20 mph. While the minimum relative humidity has been in the teens recently, it’s forecast to rise to 30-35% by Thursday, with a potential for wetting rain Thursday night or Friday morning. The freezing level is expected to drop to 9000 feet by Friday, bringing local temperatures down to the low 30’s.

The Rail Fire is now 70% contained. Because of the stability of the fire and containment progress, Prairie City District Ranger Gregg Moon is pleased to announce that Forest Road 13 will be opening to the public for firewood gathering on September 1 at 6:00 a.m.

People with a valid Malheur National Forest personal use firewood permit will have access to obtain the wood that firefighters cut and stacked along the roadside. Forest Road 16 remains closed.

Chainsaws and off-road travel are still prohibited. For more information about obtaining firewood permits, call the Malheur National Forest 541-575-3000.

Be cautious for firefighter personnel and vehicles in the area.

8/31/2016 NWCC Current Large Fire Map


8/31/2016 Deep North Fire Update

*This will be the last update from Northwest Management Team #10. A type 4 management team will be transitioning in to to take over management of the fire Thursday at 800 am

Incident Summary:  The Deep North Fire is currently burning approximately eight miles southeast of the town of Northport, Washington, on the hillsides above Deep Lake in Stevens County. The fire was reported to have started at approximately 2:30 pm on August 21, 2016 and is burning in heavy brush and Douglas fir tree stands.

Planned Actions Today: Firefighters have lined and mopped up between 75 to 150 feet over the entire perimeter of the fire. Crews will continue to work throughout the day to extinguish any hot spots that are close to the perimeter. Smokes and interior flames may be visible until a significant weather event moves in to fully extinguish the flames. 

Northwest Team 10 would like to thank the communities of Northport and Deep Lake for their amazing support during the duration of the fire. We also would like to thank our partners in Stevens County Fire Districts 10 and 11, Stevens County EMS, and Washington DNR.

Weather Outlook: Warm and dry conditions with continued gusty winds are expected today. A low pressure system off the coast will send a weak wave into the area for a slight chance of showers. The low moves over the region Thursday night into Friday bringing much cooler conditions, rain showers, and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Temperatures will be 75-84 with winds 4-8mph gusting to 17mph.

Resources at Risk: Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) timberlands, local livestock and homes near Deep Lake. 

Cooperating Agencies: Stevens County Fire District 10 and 11, Washington DNR

Acres Burned: 596 acres
Cause:  Under Investigation 
Structures Destroyed:  None Closures: None
Evacuations: None
Injuries: 7 
Containment: 87% 

Crews:  10
Engines: 20
Dozers: 4
Water Tenders:9
Helicopters: 0
Aircraft: 0
Total personnel:  628

8/31/2016 Suncrest Fire Update-Final

FINAL UPDATE

LEAVENWORTH – With solid containment lines now surrounding the 390-acre Suncrest Fire, firefighters are being sent back to their home units across the great Pacific Northwest.

This will be the final update from regional Type 2 Incident Management Team 12. Control of the fire will be given to local fire district, Forest Service and Department of Natural Resources agents at 6 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office has reduced evacuation levels from Level 2 to Level 1 for homes north of North Road between Nibbelink and Fox roads. Roadblocks on North Road were scheduled to be removed Wednesday, as well.

The moderate intensity with which much of the fire burned will enhance revegetation and contribute to the future health of the forest.

The number of firefighters assigned to the Suncrest fire peaked Monday at 368.

The fire was reported at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 and was driven by strong, erratic winds. Firefighters from around the region quickly responded, taking advantage of pre-season preparation work done by homeowners to provide protection.

No homes were burned and no injuries were reported.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Residents of Chelan County can sign up for emergency alerts via text message, email or voice mail at http://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1184

8/31/2016 Gold canyon Fire Update

Gold Canyon Fire now 20 percent contained

Fire crews worked through the night building and strengthening fire line on the Gold Canyon Fire south of Selma. The fire is approximately 120 acres, 100 percent lined and 20 percent contained as of this morning.

The fire was reported Tuesday at 4:53 p.m. burning in steep terrain consisting of tall brush and timber. The cause is under investigation.

Weather conditions today call for temperatures in the mid 80s. While temperatures and relative humidity is favorable, there is a chance of variable winds reaching 5 mph.

This morning firefighters will continue to strengthen fire line, monitor fire activity for hot spots and mop up 50 feet within the line. Fire crews will also be walking the perimeter in order to get an accurate size of acres burned. Unless conditions change, we anticipate the fire size to be smaller than originally estimated from the air.

Today, residents on Wildpark Lane and Terrece Place will remain at a Level 2 (Set) Evacuation Level; residents on Reeves Creek Road will remain at a Level 1 (Ready) Evacuation Level, unless conditions change. The Rogue Valley Strike Team has been released, and the Illinois Valley Fire District will lead structural protection throughout the day.

An American Red Cross shelter has been set up at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass in the gymnasium for residents evacuated from the Gold Canyon Fire.

Redwood Highway is back open this morning. Please be cautious while driving through the fire area. There will be an increased presence of fire traffic along the road.

Fire management officials ask that the public continue to use caution and adhere to regulations. Current fire restrictions for lands in Jackson and Josephine Counties protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District can be found at www.swofire.com. 
 

8/31/2016 NWCC Large Fire Briefing

Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016, 06:51
Posting frequency is daily by 0700.

Northwest Activity Summary
Continued warm, dry and windy conditions on the east side. Limited lightning on the Colville Reservation and in Southern Oregon. Light, widely scattered precipitation along the coast. Light initial attack. One new large fire (Gold Canyon) reported south of Selma, Oregon. Existing large fires reporting increased containment with moderate growth on the Rail fire.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest3 (8/1)
National4 (8/19)
Northwest PL Forecast
332
3-day10-day30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 5 (OR: 2, WA: 3)
New Fires and Acres13 fires for 125 acres1,148 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 8 fires for 123 acres
WA: 5 fires for 2 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 89 new fires
New large incidents: 3
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 24
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 7
Type 2 IMTs committed: 10

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
Gold Canyon OR-710S-000650. 2 miles S of Selma, OR. Start 8/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 120 acres. Unknown containment. Timber. Active fire behavior. Evacuations. The fire is lined. Limited information available.
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. 40,785 acres (+1,148). 70% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Reported acreage growth all interior. Road, trail and area closures. Continued burn out as conditions allow. Mop-up and suppression repair ongoing. Evacuation notices.
Suncrest WA-SES-000459. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 2 miles NE of Leavenworth, WA. Start 8/27. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 390 acres (-105). 75% containment. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Structures, power infrastructure, and private timber threatened. Evacuation notices. State Mobilization ended 8/30. Tentative transition to local unit 9/1.
Deep North WA-NES-000802. IMT2. NW Team 10 (Ciraulo). 25 miles NE of Colville, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 596 acres (+0). 87% containment. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuation notices. Continued line improvement, mop-up and suppression repair. Tentative transition to local unit 9/1
Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024. IMT3. 8 miles SW of Wellpinit, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 8,116 acres (-301). 95% containment. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures destroyed and threatened. Evacuation notices. Road and trail closures. Transition to IMT3 occurred today at 0700.

 High Pass 12.5 OR-781S-004917. Local unit control. 10 miles W of Junction City, OR. Start 8/25. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 191 acres (-4). 100% containment. Logging slash and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuation notices lifted. Transition to local unit occurred today at 0600. 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
Continued warm and dry today with windy and unstable conditions in Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington promoting elevated risk of significant fires. Moisture will move into Central Washington and continue west of the Cascades today which could produce isolated thunderstorms. Potential fire conditions moderate through the rest of the week as a weather system cools the region and brings an increasing potential for showers and thunderstorms. Widespread rain should be in place across Western Oregon and all of Washington byThursday. Significant fire potential continues to decrease with the arrival of the much colder rainy pattern.    


National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
Other GACC Morning Reports:
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8/31/2016 High Pass 12.5 Fire Final Update

Contact:                                                                                      
Ashley Lertora
503-338-8442,  Ashley.M.Lertora@oregon.gov

As hand crews and fire engine crews work hard to extinguish the few remaining smokes and hot spots in the outer 400-foot ring around the High Pass 12.5 Fire, other resources are being released. Night shift crews are no longer needed and only day shift is planned for today. Resources on the fire today include: 13 (20-person) hand crews, 14 fire engines and 11 water tenders. There are a total of 417 personnel assigned to the incident today. 

These numbers will be diminishing throughout the day as personnel leave the fire and return to their home bases.

Final mapped fire size is 191 acres. The High Pass 12.5 Fire is 80 percent contained. Estimated costs to date total $2.54 million.

The ODF incident management team will spend today working with local district staff on a transition plan. A few resources - one hand crew, two fire engines, one water tender and one excavator - will be under the supervision of district personnel to keep working and patrolling this fire. This allows for local district personnel to be available for initial attack on any new starts.

The team will transfer command of the suppression operation to the local district Wednesday. This is the final update for this incident.  Further questions can be directed to ODF's West Oregon District office, 541-935-2283. 

For updates follow us on Facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry and Twitter.com/ORDeptForestry

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

8/30/2016 Wildland Fire Minute

We’ve had a flurry of fire activity over the past week, with many fires burning near communities and forcing evacuations. For example, the Suncrest Fire near Leavenworth, Washington, forced the evacuation of 100 homes, and the recent fires near Spokane impacted hundreds of people.

The troubling common factor in these fires is that none of them have been determined to be lightning fires. That means they are all likely human caused. With hunting season upon us and beautiful fall weather ahead, we again ask, are you doing your part to prevent unwanted, human-caused fires? Please make sure your campfires are cold to the touch before leaving them, that you avoid driving on dry grass; ensure your spark arrestors are in working order and please appropriately discard of all smoking materials. 

We do have lightning in the forecast for much of eastern Oregon on Tuesday, which may ignite new fires. Please don’t add unwanted human fire starts to the mix.

To learn more about the latest wildland fire conditions in the Pacific Northwest head on over to: http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/

Video by Michael Campbell, BLM -- Graphics by Matt Christenson, BLM – Featuring Traci Weaver, BLM/U.S. Forest Service.

8/30/2016 Cayuse Mountain Fire Update

The Cayuse Mountain Fire is now 85% contained. There has been a slight decrease in the size of the fire, due to better mapping. Currently, 289 personnel are assigned to the fire.

Yesterday, firefighters continued to make good progress securing containment lines, mopping up around residences, and rehabilitating dozer and hand lines in the interior of the fire. Today, firefighters will continue this work and will also focus on reducing heat near a large unburned island in the interior of the fire near Matthews Lake. There is a slight chance of dry thunderstorms in the area today.

Tomorrow morning, a Type 3 team led by Incident Commander Roger Brandom will take over the management of the fire. Approximately 100 personnel will remain to work on the fire.

Level 1 and Level 2 evacuations are still in place. Residents in Level 1 areas (READY) should assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe place, plan escape routes and make sure all those residing within the home know the plan of action. Residents in Level 2 areas (SET) should pack emergency items and stay aware of the latest information from local media, fire departments, and public safety. More information on READY SET GO can be found at http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/

Road closures also remain in place. They include Elijah Road, Flett Road, Mathews Lake Road, Jacobs Road, Brandom Road, and Wynecoop-Cayuse Road. Drivers in the area are asked to use extreme caution as non-paved roads have numerous hazards including holes, snags and falling trees. Schools in Wellpinit, WA are open now, so drivers are urged to be alert for the presences of children and school buses.

Fire information and daily updates are posted on Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4986/ and on the Rawhide Press Facebook page and website at www.spokanetribe.com. The fire email address is cayusemountainfire@gmail.com . The fire information phone numbers are 509-416-6056 or 509-258-4515.

Start date: Aug. 21, 2016
Current Size: 18,116 acres
Percent Containment: 85%
Structures lost: 14 houses, 9 other structures
Location: Wellpinit, WA on the Spokane Indian Reservation

8/30/2016 Current large Fire Map



8/30/2016 Suncrest Fire Update

LEAVENWORTH – After three days of firefighting, the Suncrest Fire is now 50 percent contained. Much of the success is attributed to aggressive initial attack resources, hotshot crews and heavy use of aircraft. Acreage figures have been reduced, taking unburned areas, such as orchards, into account.

Operational concerns for today include increased traffic in the area as the Cascade School District opens the school year. As fire activity has decreased, structural protection firefighters from local fire districts activated by a state mobilization are being sent home, and one helicopter has been released. Fire commanders anticipate the fire will be fully contained by Thursday, Sept. 1.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is reducing evacuation levels from Level 3 to Level 2 for homes north of North Road between Nibbelink and Fox roads. Roadblocks will remain at Fox and Nibbelink roads until further notice.

 A community meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Chelan County Fire District 3 station at 228 Chumstick Highway in Leavenworth.

Skies in Leavenworth are for the most part clear, as winds carry smoke down the Wenatchee River valley into Peshastin and Wenatchee. Smoke should diminish as fire activity continues to calm. Business and recreation in the area is operating as usual.

The moderate intensity with which much of the fire burned will enhance revegetation and contribute to the future health of the forest. The fire Monday had 368 personnel engaged under the supervision of the Type 2 regional Incident Management Team 12.

The fire was reported at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Residents of Chelan County can sign up for emergency alerts via text message, email or voice mail at http://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1184

Acres: 390
Containment: 50%
Command Post:
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
Resources:
Personnel – 368
Helicopters – 4
Evacuations:
Level 2 (Get Ready) for homes along and north of North Rd between Nibbelink and Fox roads.

Contact:
Public Information Office

Email: suncrest.fire.wa@gmail.com

Twitter: @SuncrestFire

Online: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4998/

8/30/2016 Rail Fire Update

Yesterday’s spot fires caught; weather abates slightly
Unity, Oregon – The dry, unstable Red Flag weather did not produce a big smoke column yesterday, but firefighters’ preparation paid off as the 40,820-acre Rail Fire burned actively. Four small spot fires from blown embers were successfully suppressed by ground crews and air support. Fire lines in the southeast portion of the fire held successfully in spite of continual testing from 25-30 mph SW winds blowing and gusting toward them. Hand- and dozer-built firelines along the southern perimeter were connected. Consumption of interior fuels produced large volumes of smoke.

In the quieter northern parts of the fire, road rehabilitation and mop-up continued to progress.
The weather today will be slightly less extreme and not reach “Red Flag” thresholds, but conditions remained very dry overnight and 10-15 mph SW winds with gusts to 25 are again forecast. A smoke column could develop in the afternoon as the inversion lifts and interior islands of unburned fuel continue to burn. There is a slight chance of dry thunderstorms, but, most likely, those storms will occur west and north of the fire area. Cooler, moister weather is expected Thursday.

Today, crews will continue to hold, improve, mop-up and rehabilitate their assigned firelines and roads.

Operations staff will also be evaluating and planning how to deal with the large islands of unburned interior fuels south and east of the Little Malheur River. This vegetation continues to burn actively, especially when the winds are funneled by the topography, the Ceonothus vegetation is more continuous, and large snags and fallen logs are consumed. Although they are getting smaller as each day passes, depending on weather, these areas continue to have the potential to throw burning material across the fire lines.

There are no changes in road closures. Forest Road 13 is closed from the Grant-Baker County border to its intersection with Road 16. Road 16 remains closed between Roads 13 and 1680.

Fire at a Glance
Size: 40,820 acres
Containment: 65%
Location: 5 miles west of Unity, Oregon
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 862
Resources:
22 Crews
37 Engines
6 Dozers
11 Water tenders
1 Masticator
5 Skidders/Skidgins
Aircraft:
4 Type 1 heavy helicopters
1 Type 2 medium helicopter
2 Type 3 light helicopters
2 Single Engine Air Tankers
Closures:
The fire area and nearby roads including FR16 are closed. The closure order can be found at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4914/
(Click “Maps” for the closure map)
Fire Information:
(541) 446-3592
Railwildfire@gmail.

8/30/2016 Deep North Fire Update

Incident Summary: The Deep North Fire is currently burning approximately eight miles southeast of
the town of Northport, Washington, on the hillsides above Deep Lake in Stevens County. The fire was reported at approximately 2:30 pm on August 21, 2016 and is burning in heavy brush and Douglas fir tree stands.

Planned Actions Today: Public and firefighter safety will continue to be the top priority. Firefighters
completed a line around the fire perimeter. Firefighters continue to minimize the acres burned by
extinguishing all fire activity within the control lines up to 100 feet. The plan for today is continued mop up and securing lines in all divisions. Tonight will be the last full night shift. The crews will be working a half shift on Wednesday. Thursday morning the fire will transition to a type 4 command structure at 8:00am to continue to monitor the fire.

Future Fire Behavior: You will continue to see visible smoke within the fire perimeter. This may
continue until a significant weather event is able to extinguish the fire. Local agencies and fire service
will continue to monitor the fire.

Weather Outlook: Warm conditions with continued gusty afternoon winds expected later today. A low
pressure system off the coast will send a weak wave into the area this evening for a slight chance of dry thunderstorms or sprinkles. Another arrives Wednesday night into Thursday bringing a small chance of showers. The low temperature moves over the region Thursday night into Friday bringing much cooler conditions, rain showers, and a chance of thunderstorms. A wetting rain is possible. Below normal temperatures will linger into at least early next week.

Closures: None

Evacuations: None

Resources at Risk: Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) timberlands, local livestock
and homes near Deep Lake.

Cooperating Agencies: Stevens County Fire District 10 and 11, Washington DNR


FIRE STATUS
Acres Burned: 596 acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Structures Destroyed: None
Closures: None
Evacuations: None
Containment: 80%

RESOURCES
Crews: 16
Engines: 27
Dozers: 5
Water Tenders: 9
Helicopters: 2
Aircraft: 1
Total personnel: 663
Injuries: 5

8/29/2016 NWCC Large Fire Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016, 06:36
Posting frequency is daily by 0700.
Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry with windy conditions on the east side. No lightning and light, widely scattered precipitation along the coast. Light initial attack. No new large fires. Existing large fires reporting increased containment with moderate growth on the Rail and Suncrest fires.


Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest3 (8/1)
National4 (8/19)
Northwest PL Forecast
432
3-day10-day30-day


Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 6 (OR: 3, WA: 3)
New Fires and Acres9 fires for 8 acres748 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 5 fires for 4 acres
WA: 4 fires for 4 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 4

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 75 new fires
New large incidents: 0
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 24
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8
Type 2 IMTs committed: 10

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 8
Suncrest WA-SES-000459. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 2 miles NE of Leavenworth, WA. Start 8/27. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 495 acres (+146). 50% containment. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Structures, power infrastructure, and private timber threatened. Evacuations and evacuation notices. State Mobilization authorized 8/28.
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 13 (Gales). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 39,637 acres (+602). 65% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Reported acreage growth mostly interior. Road, trail and area closures. Some spread south toward containment lines. Continued burn out as conditions allow. Mop-up and suppression repair ongoing on other divisions. Evacuation notices.
Deep North WA-NES-000802. IMT2. NW Team 10 (Ciraulo). 25 miles NE of Colville, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 596 acres (+0). 80% containment. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with active burning in pockets of heavier fuels. Evacuation notices. Continued line improvement, mop-up and suppression repair.
Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024. IMT2. NW Team 9 (Goff). 8 miles SW of Wellpinit, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 18,417 acres (+0). 85% containment. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures destroyed and threatened. Evacuation notices. Road and trail closures. Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River.
High Pass 12.5 OR-781S-004917. IMT1. ODF Team 2 (Cline). 10 miles W of Junction City, OR. Start 8/25.
Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 195 acres (+0). 80% containment. Logging slash and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuation notices lifted. Tentative transition to local unit 8/31.
Cleveland Ridge OR-711S-014617. IMT3. 25 miles N of Medford, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 530 acres (+0). 89% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Extensive mop-up in heavy fuels. Evacuation notices and road closures. No growth expected. Last report on Morning Brief unless significant activity occurs.
Hart WA-NES-000806. ICT4. 13 miles N of Davenport, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 4,983 acres (+0). 100% containment. Grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Area closures. Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River. Last report on Morning Brief unless significant activity occurs.
Spokane Complex WA-NES-000819. Local control. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown.
6,358 acres (+0). 100% contained. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Structures destroyed. Transition to local unit occurred today at 0600. Last report on Morning Brief unless significant activity occurs.
Wellesley WA-NES-000807. Start 8/21. 7 miles NE of Spokane, WA. 341 acres (+0). 100% containment. Patrol status.
Yale WA-NES-000808. Start 8/21. 12 miles S of Spokane, WA. 6,017 acres (+0). 98% containment. Minimal fire behavior.

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
Continued dry today with windy and unstable conditions in Eastern Oregon promoting elevated risk of significant fires. Moisture will move into Central Oregon and the Blue Mountains today which could produce isolated thunderstorms and “High Risk” of significant fires. Conditions moderate slowly through the week as an approaching weather system slowly cools the region and brings an increasing potential for showers and thunderstorms. Significant fire potential decreases through the week with the cool showery pattern.


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