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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

7/18/2017 Morning Brief

Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry yesterday with light winds. No lightning and no precipitation. Light initial attack and no new large fires. Minimal growth reported on existing large fires.

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: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 4 (OR: 0 WA: 4)
New Fires and Acres 15 fires for 75 acres 58 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 8 fires for 1 acre
WA: 7 fires for 74 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: Light (179) new fires
New large incidents: 11
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 37
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5
Type 2 IMTs committed: 11

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 4
Canyon Creek WA-SES-000221. IMT3. 2 mi N of Carlton, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 1,200 acres (+8). 75% containment. Brush and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. Evacuations have been lifted. Fire mobilization authorized.
Redford Canyon WA-COA-000053. IMT3. 8 mi SE of Keller, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 500 acres (+50). 10% containment. Timber and logging slash. Moderate fire behavior. Limited access. Lookout, commercial timber, cultural and wildlife resources are threatened.
Snake River WA-WFS-001417. IMT3. 15 mi E of Pomeroy, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 3,980 acres (+0). 70% containment. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. 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. Minimal fire behavior. Mop-up and patrol.

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 generally dry weather is expected through Wednesday. Today, there is a very slight chance of thunderstorms in the Cascades and the Blue Mountains and gusty winds will pick up in Southeast Oregon. A cold front will bring breezy winds on Thursday along with a chance for thunderstorms. A return to dry and warm weather pattern is expected Friday into next weekend.


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