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Sunday, July 2, 2017

07/02/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief
Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, Jul 02, 2017, 06:57




Northwest Activity Summary
Mild temperatures on the west side with seasonable conditions on the east side. Some lightning in the Blue Mountains and Northeast Washington with minimal light scattered precipitation. 12 new fires, the largest being 192 acres in light fuels near Ellensburg, WA. Significant containment occurred on all large fires. Firing operations nearing completion on the Sheep Springs fire on the Deschutes NF.
 




Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest
2 (6/25)
National
3 (6/28)

Northwest PL Forecast
2
2
3
3-day
10-day
30-day





Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 3 (OR: 1, WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres 12 fires for 209 acres 0 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 7 fires for 2 acres
WA: 5 fires for 207 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1


National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: Light (124 new fires)
New large incidents: 3
Large fires contained: 6
Uncontained large fires: 20
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 1
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 4
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3






Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 3
Sutherland Canyon WA-SPD-000121. IMT2 (Rabe). 13 mi SE of Wenatchee, WA. Start 6/26. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 29,258 acres (-175). 90% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuations lifted. Transfer of command to local unit planned for 7/3 at 0600.
Sheep Springs OR-DEF-000341. IMT3. 17 mi. NW of Sisters, OR. Start 6/26. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 696 acres (-54). 50% containment. Timber, heavy dead and down. Minimal fire behavior. Continued burn out and mop up operations planned.
Straight Hollow WA-SPD-000126. IMT2 (Rabe). 12 mi. E of Wenatchee, WA. Start 6/26. Full Suppression.  Cause: Lightning. 8,458 acres (+0). 90% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Sage grouse habitat threatened. Transfer of command to local unit planned for 7/3 at 0600.


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 low today with relatively light onshore flow. Temperatures will begin to increase and RH will decrease next week as an upper level ridge builds into the region. Fire danger indices will continue rising, more rapidly east of the Cascades going through the Independence Day holiday. 


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

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