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Thursday, July 13, 2017

7/13/2017 Morning Brief

Northwest Activity Summary
Continued seasonal conditions with a gradual warming and mild winds. Light initial attack yesterday with 2 new large fires reported in Eastern Oregon. No lightning or precipitation over the region. Increased containment on existing large fires. The Northwest Geographic Area raised to a Preparedness Level 3 at 0001 hrs today.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest
3 (7/13)
National
4 (7/9)
Northwest PL Forecast
3
3
3
3-day
10-day
30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 2
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 6 (OR: 5 WA: 1)
New Fires and Acres 16 fires for 1,592 acres 72 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 8 fires for 1,584 acres
WA: 8 fires for 8 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: Moderate (213) new fires
New large incidents: 7
Large fires contained: 10
Uncontained large fires: 43
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 6
Type 2 IMTs committed: 15

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 2
Coyote OR-BUD-007049. ICT3. 30 mi SW of Riley, OR. Start 7/12. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 1,583 acres. 0% containment. Grass and Brush. Moderate fire behavior. Much of the fire is lined. Sage-grouse habitat.
McCarty OR-LAD-000248. ICT4. 4 mi SE of Alkali Lake, OR. Start 7/11. Start  7/11 Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 980 acres. 63% containment. Minimal Fire behavior. Mop-up ongoing. Sage-grouse habitat.  
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. 5,874 acres (-126). 75% containment. Brush, grass and timber. Some interior torching. Mop-up ongoing. 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. 337 acres (+15). 35% containment. Timber. Backing, smoldering and creeping. The fire is lined. Hwy 141 open with pilot car.
Buck OR-WWF-000388. ICT4. 16 mi E of Imnaha, OR. Start 7/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 957 acres (+57). 60% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal 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. 466 acres (-34). 60% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. Mop-up ongoing. Hot Springs Campground and Hart Mountain Headquarters evacuated. Sage-grouse habitat. The fire is on the Sheldon-Hart Wildlife Refuge.

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
Expect gradual warming and continued drying through the weekend with fire danger indices higher than typical. General winds are not a critical factor for large fire potential for the time being. However, instability in the atmosphere late Friday and Saturday will boost the risk of large, costly fires from lightning expected in Eastern Oregon.


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