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Thursday, July 6, 2017

07/06/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Thursday, Jul 06, 2017, 06:44


Northwest Activity Summary
Very warm and dry over the region. No lightning or precipitation. 21 fires reported yesterday with the largest incidents being 600 acres near Wenatchee and 2,000 acres near Yakima.  Increased containment on existing large fires.     


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: 2
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 4 (OR: 1 WA: 3)
New Fires and Acres 21 fires for 2,654 acres 0 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 11 fires for 46 acres
WA: 10 fires for 2,608 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Heavy (384 new fires)
New large incidents: 7
Large fires contained: 5
Uncontained large fires: 29
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 1
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 4
Type 2 IMTs committed: 5



Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 2
Mitchell WA-SES-000179. IMT3. 10mi N of Wenatchee, WA. Start 7/05. Full Suppression.  Cause: Unknown. 600 acres. 8% containment. Brush, grass, and timber. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened. Limited access at north end of the fire. Level 2 evacuations.
WA-WFS-000180. ICT3. 2 mi SE of Yakima, WA. Start 7/05. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 2,000 acres. Light fuels. Irrigated agricultural ground surrounds much of the fire. Structures in the area. Limited information at this time.
Incidents Previously Reported: 2
Silver Dollar WA-SPD-000166. ICT3. 30 mi E of Yakima, WA. Start 7/02. Full Suppression.  Cause: Unknown. 23,350 acres (+0). 85% containment. Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Mop up and demob progressing. The fire is on the Hanford Nuclear site.
Sheep Springs OR-DEF-000341. ICT4. 17 mi. NW of Sisters, OR. Start 6/26. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 696 acres (+0). 65% containment. Timber, heavy dead and down. Minimal fire behavior. Continued mop up operations. Last report on morning briefing 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
Hot, dry, unstable, and breezy conditions continue across the region especially along and east of the Cascades. Fuels will continue to cure and help promote fire growth on any existing or new fires. The number of ignitions and large fire potential are expected to increase with the return of lightning into the weekend mostly along and east of the Cascades in Oregon.

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