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Friday, July 21, 2017

7/21/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Friday, Jul 21, 2017, 06:56

Northwest Activity Summary
Slightly cooler temperatures and dry with gusty winds east of the Cascades. A few lightning strikes in Northeast Washington and one in Northeastern Oregon. Scattered precipitation along the coast and Northeast Washington. Light initial attack yesterday with the largest fire reported at 10,000 acres in Southeast Washington. Limited 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: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 2 (OR: 0 WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres 27 fires for 10,026 acres 94 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 9 fires for 3 acres
WA: 18 fires for 10,023 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Light (165) new fires
New large incidents: 15
Large fires contained: 5
Uncontained large fires: 36
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: 1
400 WA-SES-000250. IMT3. 4 mi W of Mattawa, WA. Start 7/20. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 10,000 acres. 9% containment. Brush/grass. Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs and spotting. Structures are threatened. Evacuations are in progress. Originated on the Yakima Firing Center (DOD).
Incidents Previously Reported: 1
Redford Canyon WA-COA-000053. IMT3. 8 mi SE of Keller, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 775 acres (+94). 80% containment. Timber and logging slash. Minimal fire behavior. Little growth expected. IMT has also assumed management of Johnny George #1 and Johnny George #2 fires.

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
The potential for new large fires will decline back to typical levels Friday and Saturday. Winds across the Columbia Basin will decline and generally be fairly light across the entire geographic area through Sunday. Warming and drying will push temperatures above average by Sunday with a corresponding drop in relative humidity, especially east of the Cascades and in southwest Oregon.

On Sunday new large fire potential will rise over southern Oregon as an upper level weather disturbance produces instability in the atmosphere and enough lightning fire starts to significantly boost the risk of new large fires in PSAs NW04 and NW07. The threat of lightning fires expands eastward toward Idaho on Monday and will boost the threat of new large fires in the rangelands of PSA NW12, southeastern Oregon. Initial attack activity for the geographic area appears poised to move up to the ‘moderate’ level as a result of the new starts. 1 or 2 new large fires appear likely in southern Oregon during this event.

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