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Monday, July 17, 2017

7/17/2017 Morning Brief

Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry yesterday with breezy conditions on the east side. No lightning and minimal widely scattered precipitation in Northwest Washington. Light initial attack and no new large fires. Moderate 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: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 5 (OR: 1 WA: 4)
New Fires and Acres 16 fires for 12 acres 2,372 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 11 fires for 11 acres
WA: 5 fires for 1 acre
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: Light (176) new fires
New large incidents: 10
Large fires contained: 9
Uncontained large fires: 35
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5
Type 2 IMTs committed: 12

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 5
Canyon Creek WA-SES-000221. IMT3. 2 mi N of Carlton, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 1,192 acres (+892). 10% containment. Brush and timber. Moderate fire behavior. Structures threatened. Evacuations in place. 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. No new information.
Snake River WA-WFS-001417. IMT3. 15 mi E of Pomeroy, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 3,980 acres (+1,480). 20% containment. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with uphill runs. Structures threatened. Fire mobilization authorized.
Dry Creek WA-SES-000194. IMT3. 6 mi N of Husum, WA. Start 7/08. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 337 acres (+0). 94% containment. Timber. Creeping and smoldering. Mop-up and patrol. Transition to IMT3 planned 7/17 0600.
Buck OR-WWF-000388. ICT5. 16 mi E of Imnaha, OR. Start 7/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 1,015 acres (+0). 95% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal growth expected. The fire is in the Hell’s Canyon Wilderness area. 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
Warm and dry weather is expected through Wednesday with breezy conditions at times. A shallow cold front on Thursday will bring a slight cool down, breezy winds and with a small chance for thunderstorms in Northern Washington. A return to dry and warm weather pattern is expected Friday into next weekend. Significant fire potential will slowly increase as fuels continue to dry out through the week.

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