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Saturday, July 22, 2017

7/22/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Saturday, Jul 22, 2017, 06:52

Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry yesterday with generally light winds. One lightning strike in Northeast Oregon and light scattered precipitation in the coastal mountains. Light initial attack yesterday with the largest fire estimated at 5,000 acres near Arlington, OR. Significant growth reported on the 400 fire near Mattawa, WA.

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

Northwest Fire Activity 
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 3 (OR: 1 WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres 13 fires for 5,020 acres 13,225 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 6 fires for 5,004 acres
WA: 7 fires for 16 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Light (150) new fires
New large incidents: 9
Large fires contained: 8
Uncontained large fires: 38
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5
Type 2 IMTs committed: 10

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
594 OR-NGIN-000594. Local Fire Dept. 4 mi S of Arlington, OR. Start: 7/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 5,000 acres. 0% containment. Brush/grass. Stopped fire growth to the south, will continue working north side. Limited information available.
Incidents Previously Reported: 2
400 WA-SES-000250. IMT3. 4 mi W of Mattawa, WA. Start 7/20. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 23,200 acres (+13,200). 18% containment. Brush/grass. Active fire behavior with spotting causing rapid expansion. Hydroelectric facilities, habitat, and cultural resources are threatened
Redford Canyon WA-COA-000053. IMT3. 8 mi SE of Keller, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 800 acres (+25). 95% containment. Timber and logging slash. Minimal fire behavior. Little growth expected. IMT is also managing the 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
A sunny and dry weekend is in store for the geographic area with gradually rising fire danger. General winds should be minimal for the majority of the region east of the Cascades but gusty from the north near the coast and sections of Oregon’s west side. Fire ignitions are expected to remain at background levels until Sunday afternoon when lightning is forecast to trigger some new starts in southern Oregon. Lightning and instability along with hot, dry conditions in southern Oregon will combine to push the risk of new large fires upwards in PSAs NW04 and NW07 late Sunday. 

On Monday the focus of the potential for new fire starts from lightning expands more into central and eastern Oregon where PSAs NW07, NW11, and NW12 appear at risk for new large fires due to the convergence of lightning and sufficient fire danger. Thunderstorm cells will be a mixture of wet and dry until late Monday or Tuesday when sufficient moisture arrives from the Great Basin to result in heavier showers with the storms. 

Initial attack activity will rise late Sunday and Monday as lightning triggers new ignitions over the affected areas of Oregon.

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