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Sunday, July 16, 2017

7/16/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, Jul 16, 2017, 06:50

Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry yesterday with windy conditions on the east side. Some lightning on the far, east side of the region with light scattered precipitation. Heavy initial attack in Northeast Washington with moderate initial attack across the rest of the region. Three new large fires in Eastern Washington. Minimal growth on existing large fires.

Preparedness Levels
3 (7/13)
4 (7/9)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity 
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 3
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 5 (OR: 1 WA: 4)
New Fires and Acres 45 fires for 3,440 acres 8 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 15 fires for 27 acres
WA: 30 fires for 3,413 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Moderate (202) new fires
New large incidents: 11
Large fires contained: 7
Uncontained large fires: 38
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 4
Type 2 IMTs committed: 11

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 3
Canyon Creek WA-SES-000221. IMT3. 2 mi N of Carlton, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 300 acres. 0% containment. Brush and timber. Active fire behavior, spotting. Structures threatened, evacuations in progress. Fire mobilization authorized.
Redford Canyon WA-COA-000053. ICT3. 8 mi SE of Keller, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 450 acres. 10% containment. Timber and logging slash. Extreme fire behavior, crowning, torching. Limited access. Lookout, commercial timber, cultural and wildlife resources are threatened.
Snake River WA-WFS-001417. IMT3. 8 mi NW of Clarkston, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 2,500 acres. 0% containment. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with uphill runs. Fire mobilization authorized.
Incidents Previously Reported: 2
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 (+0). 83% containment. Timber. Creeping and smoldering. Mop-up and patrol. Transition to IMT3 planned 7/17.
Buck OR-WWF-000388. ICT5. 16 mi E of Imnaha, OR. Start 7/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 1,015 acres (+8). 95% containment. Grass and Brush. Increased activity yesterday. Minimal growth expected. The fire is in the Hell’s Canyon Wilderness area.

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
Decreasing winds and cooler on Sunday, especially east of the Cascades. Lightning has moved eastward leaving the region in a dry and stable pattern for the next few days. The number of new fire ignitions is expected to fall back to background levels following a surge on Friday and Saturday.

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