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Friday, September 30, 2016

9/30/2016 East Maury update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                            September 30, 2016                                                                                        
Contact: COIDC Information (541) 416-6811
              
                
Wildfire suppression in Maury Mountains following prescribed burn

CENTRAL OREGON— Crews in the Maury Mountains are engaged in a fire suppression effort today after a wind event yesterday afternoon pushed a prescribed burn outside planned containment lines.

The Ochoco National Forest had been conducting a prescribed burn to improve the natural resources within a 333-acre unit near Elkhorn campground and Forest Road 16.

Around 4 pm yesterday, an unexpected reversal of wind direction associated with a storm system from the south pushed fire north of the burn unit and carried it onto private ranch lands. Firefighters are working with the private land owners, Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Post-Paulina Rural Rangeland Protection Association to suppress the fire on both public and private land.

The fire size is currently about 1,200 acres with an estimated containment of 20 percent. Roughly 150 acres is on private land.

Following a report of the prescribed burn moving outside planned lines, the Forest Service declared it a wildfire and responded with aggressive suppression tactics. Firefighters worked until 4 am this morning with an effort that included two heavy air tankers, two single engine air tankers, a Type 1 helicopter, and multiple crews, engines, and dozers.

The suppression effort continues today with special emphasis on implementing aggressive tactics on private land to stop the fire spread while continuing to provide safety for our firefighting personnel.

The Forest Service plans to implement an area closure on National Forest System lands to protect hunters and other visitors from entering the suppression area. The closure order and updated fire information will be released as soon as they are available. 




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9/30/2016 NWCC Large Fire Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Friday, Sep 30, 2016, 07:30
Starting 9/2/16, posting frequency will be Monday through Friday by 0800. 

Northwest Activity Summary
Seasonal conditions in the Geographic Area. Minimal precipitation with some lightning in Central Oregon and far eastern Washington and Oregon. Light initial attack. One new large fire in Central Oregon. Fifteen prescribed fires reported 408 acres completed. Multiple units with planned prescribed fires.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest
(9/2)
National
(9/6)
Northwest PL Forecast
1
1
1
3-day
10-day
30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 1, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres8 fires for 279 acresNo existing large fires
OR: 7 fires for 279 acres
WA: 1 fire for 0 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 130 new fires
New large incidents: 1
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 11
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
0624 RS East Maury, OR-OCF-000624ICT4. 11 miles SE of Post, OR. Start 9/29. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 250 acres (+250). 10% containment. Timber and slash. Active fire behavior with torching. Campground threatened. 
Incidents Previously Reported: 0

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
Weak high begins to diminish today. Temperatures and humidity near normal for this time of year. A weather change begins which will bring on a cooling and moistening trend for the weekend with a corresponding decline in fire danger. Significant fire potential is generally low through the period.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
Other GACC Morning Reports:
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

9/27/2016 NWCC Large Fire Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016, 07:39
Posting frequency will be daily by 0800. While IMTs are mobilized, posting will be by 0700.

Northwest Activity Summary
Sunny and warm yesterday with hot conditions in Southwest Oregon. Light scattered precipitation in northwest Washington and no lightning yesterday. Light initial attack, with all fires reporting minimal acreage. No ongoing large fires. Five prescribed fires reported for 962 acres in Oregon and Washington, and multiple units with planned prescribed fires.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest2 (9/2)
National2 (9/6)
Northwest PL Forecast
111
3-day10-day30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0 
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 0 (OR: 0, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres6 fires for 21 acresNo existing large fires
OR: 3 fires for 19 acres
WA: 3 fires for 2 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 110 new fires
New large incidents: 4
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 11
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 2
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 0

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
A weak shortwave is flattening the high pressure that has been over the region bringing cooler conditions today with breezy winds in the Okanogan Valley and Cascade gaps. Weak high pressure will return Wednesday and Thursday before a strong low pressure trough starts affecting the region bringing substantial cooling Thursday night and through the weekend. Chances of precipitation start out low on Friday, but increase over the weekend and into early next week. Significant fire potential is generally low through the period but drops considerably Friday and through the weekend.


National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
Other GACC Morning Reports:
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Monday, September 26, 2016

9/26/2016 NWCC Large Fire Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Monday, Sep 26, 2016, 07:02
Posting frequency will be daily by 0800. While IMTs are mobilized, posting will be by 0700.

Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry with offshore flow on the west side yesterday. Hot temperatures in Southwest Oregon with poor ridgetop humidity recoveries. Light initial attack, with all fires reporting minimal acreage. No ongoing large fires. 335 acres of prescribed burning reported in Oregon.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest2 (9/2)
National2 (9/6)
Northwest PL Forecast
211
3-day10-day30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0 
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 0 (OR: 0, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres13 fires for 2 acresNo existing large fires
OR: 10 fires for 2 acres
WA: 3 fires for 0 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 56 new fires
New large incidents: 2
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 7
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 2
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 0

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
High pressure will bring warm and dry weather to the geographic area with offshore flow on the west side. The high pressure will start to flatten on Tuesday bringing a cooling trend through the remainder of the week with increasing chances of precipitation Thursdaythrough the weekend. Cool weather with precipitation is likely over the weekend and into early next week. Significant fire potential will peak today and then decline as the week progresses.


National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): http://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
Other GACC Morning Reports:
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9/25/2016 NWCC Large Fire Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, Sep 25, 2016, 07:16
Posting frequency will be daily by 0800. While IMTs are mobilized, posting will be by 0700.

Northwest Activity Summary
Mild yesterday becoming warm and dry in the afternoon with offshore flow developing on the west side. Poor humidity recovery on ridgetops in Western Oregon and far Southwest Washington. Light initial attack, with all fires reporting minimal acreage. No ongoing large fires. MAF reported 300 acres of prescribed burning completed.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest2 (9/2)
National2 (9/6)
Northwest PL Forecast
211
3-day10-day30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0 
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 0 (OR: 0, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres8 fires for 3 acresNo existing large fires
OR: 5 fires for 2 acres
WA: 2 fires for 1 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 43 new fires
New large incidents: 0
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 5
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 2
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 0

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
High pressure will bring warm and dry weather to the geographic area with offshore flow on the west side. The high pressure will start to flatten on Tuesday bringing a cooling trend through the remainder of the week with slowly increasing chances of precipitation through the weekend. Significant fire potential will slowly increase through Monday and then decline as the week progresses.

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