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Sunday, July 23, 2017

7/23/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, Jul 23, 2017, 06:54

Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry yesterday with generally light winds. No lightning and light scattered precipitation in Northwest Washington. Light initial attack yesterday with the largest fire reported at 100 acres in Eastern Washington. Minimal growth and increased containment on large fires yesterday.

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: 1
Uncontained large fires: 2 (OR: 1 WA: 1)
New Fires and Acres 18 fires for 115 acres 1,450 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 8 fires for 2 acres
WA: 10 fires for 113 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Light (169) new fires
New large incidents: 7
Large fires contained: 6
Uncontained large fires: 35
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 4
Type 2 IMTs committed: 9


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 3
400 WA-SES-000250. IMT3. 4 mi W of Mattawa, WA. Start 7/20. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 24,650 acres (+1,450). 90% containment. Brush/grass. Minimal fire behavior. Cultural sites and riparian habitats are threatened.
Redford Canyon WA-COA-000053. IMT3. 8 mi SE of Keller, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 772 acres (-28). 100% containment. Timber and logging slash. Minimal fire behavior. IMT is also managing the Johnny George 1 and Johnny George 2 fires, both of which are contained. Reduction in acreage due to better mapping. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Horn Butte 0594 OR-PRD-000594. ICT3. 4 mi S of Arlington, OR. Start: 7/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 3,300 acres (-1,700). 50% containment. Brush/grass. Previously reported as the 594 incident. Moderate fire behavior with wind-driven runs and torching. Structures threatened. Reduction in acreage due to better mapping.

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
Initial attack is expected to begin ramping up in southern Oregon late today as lightning caused fires become likely from an upper level weather system off the Northern California coast. Lightning fires are also expected in south central and southeast Oregon. The combination of hot weather, high fire danger, and increased initial attack means the potential for new large fires is elevated in PSAs NW04 and NW07 for late Sunday. Meanwhile, general winds will pick up over the east slopes of the Washington Cascades and in the Columbia River Gorge which will also create a possible uptick in rangeland fire activity.

The incidence of lightning fires is expected to expand eastward and northward on Monday into PSAs NW11 and NW12 which will also result in increased initial attack and elevated risk for new large fires. By Tuesday, thunderstorm cells are expected to become more wet which should help reduce the threat of new large fires and ease pressure on initial attack. 

See your local NWS fire weather planning forecast for the weather details and any Red Flag Warnings in your area.


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