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Friday, June 30, 2017

6/30/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Friday, Jun 30, 2017, 07:05



Northwest Activity Summary
Continued mild trend on the west side with no precipitation. Seasonally warm conditions on the east side with good humidity recovery. No lightning in the Region. Initial attack activity was very light with minimal acreage. Wenatchee area fires with IMT2 assigned had minimal fire behavior with increased containment on most perimeters. Burn out efforts on Sheep Springs Fire increased acreage. Other large fire reported increases in containment.


Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest
2 (6/25)
National
3 (6/28)
Northwest PL Forecast
2
2
2
3-day
10-day
30-day


Northwest Fire Activity 
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 7 (OR: 3, WA: 4)
New Fires and Acres 13 fires for 4 acres 27,191 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 9 fires for 3 acres
WA: 4 fires for 1 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Light (136 new fires)
New large incidents: 10
Large fires contained: 5
Uncontained large fires: 29
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 1
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 3
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3



Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 6
Sutherland Canyon WA-SPD-000121. IMT2 (Rabe). 13 mi SE of Wenatchee, WA. Start 6/26. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 29,433 ac. 50% containment. Grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior. Structures threatened. Level 1 evacuation notice in place.
Straight Hollow WA-SPD-000126. IMT2 (Rabe). 12 mi. E of Wenatchee, WA. Start 6/26. Full Suppression.  Cause: Lightning. 8,458 acres. 75% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Level 1 evacuation notice in place. Sage grouse habitat threatened.
Sheep Springs OR-DEF-000341. IMT3. 17 mi. NW of Sisters, OR. Start 6/26. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 750 acres. 50% containment. Timber, heavy dead and down. Moderate fire behavior. No structures threatened. Continued burn out operations planned.
Spartan WA-SES-000120. IMT2 (Rabe). 8 mi. SE of Wenatchee, WA. Start 6/26. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 8,730 acres. 81% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. Level 1 evacuation notice in place.
South Wenas WA-WFS-000720 IMT3. 3 mi. S of Selah, WA. Start 6/27. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 2,846 acres. 80% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Structures and agriculture threatened. Level 1 evacuation in progress.
Mecca Fire OR-WSC-000001. Start 6/25. 2,400 acres, decrease in acreage due to better mapping. 65% Containment. Grass, brush and juniper. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering in large saw dust pile.  Anticipated smoke impacts. No structures threatened.


Northwest Prescribed Fire Information:

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
New large fire potential remains at background levels for the time being. Lightning could provide a few new starts over the east slopes of the Cascades and Central Oregon on Friday afternoon then expanding into Northeast Oregon on Saturday. Lightning starts are not expected to be numerous enough to significantly boost the risk of new large fires. Fire danger indices will continue rising, more rapidly east of the Cascades.


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