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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

7/12/2017 Morning Brief

Northwest Activity Summary
Seasonal conditions region wide with locally breezy winds. Light initial attack yesterday with 2 new large fire reported in Eastern Oregon. No lightning or precipitation over the region. Increased containment on existing large fires.

Preparedness Levels
2 (6/25)
4 (7/9)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 2
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 6 (OR: 4 WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres 19 fires for 704 acres 200 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 12 fires for 702 acres
WA: 7 fires for 2 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: Light (175) new fires
New large incidents: 9
Large fires contained: 11
Uncontained large fires: 47
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 6
Type 2 IMTs committed: 14

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 2
Buck OR-WWF-000388. ICT4. 16 mi E of Imnaha, OR. Start 7/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 900 acres. 20% containment. Grass and Brush. Moderate fire behavior. Minimal growth expected. The fire is in the Hell’s Canyon Wilderness area.
Hart OR-SHR-000245. ICT4. 41 mi NE of Lakeview, OR. Start 7/11. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 500 acres. 0% containment. Grass and Brush. Active fire behavior. Hot Springs Campground and Hart Mountain Headquarters evacuated. Sage-grouse habitat. The fire is on the Sheldon-Hart Wildlife Refuge.
Incidents Previously Reported: 4
Ana OR-LAD-000238. IMT2, NW Team 12 (Harrod). 2 mi NW of Summer Lake, OR. Start 7/08. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,000 acres (+200). 50% containment. Brush, grass and timber. Moderate fire behavior. Structures threatened. Sage-grouse habitat.
Dry Creek WA-SES-000194. IMT2, NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 6 mi N of Husum, WA. Start 7/08. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 322 acres (-78). 28% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. The fire is lined. Hwy 141 open with pilot car. Structures threatened. Acreage decrease due to better mapping.
Lone Pine OR-OCF-000496. ICT4. 10 mi NW of Prineville, OR. Start 7/09. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 897 (+0) acres. 75% containment. Brush, juniper slash and tall grass. Some interior torching. Skull Hollow campground closed. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Campbell WA-WFS-000206. 4 mi W of Warden, WA. Start 7/10. 500 acres. Limited information. 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
Seasonal temperatures across the region. No lighting is expected through the work week with an increasing threat by the weekend as another warming trend sets in and peaks on Friday. Large fire threat is above average in rangeland fuels and lower elevation timber due to fire danger that is about 3 to 4 weeks ahead of normal values. Significant fire potential will increase to high risk with this weekend lightning in Eastern Oregon.

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