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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7/25/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017, 07:02

Northwest Activity Summary
Abundant lightning yesterday afternoon and evening in south-central and southeastern Oregon, southeast of a line from Baker City to Diamond Lake.  Moisture associated with these storms was hit or miss – with a few RAWS sites showing less than 0.15 inches of rain over the past 24 hours and most recording none.  It was windy across much of northcentral and northeastern Washington during the day following the passage of a dry cold front.

Moderate initial attack in northcentral/northeastern Washington and southeastern Oregon, heavy in south central Oregon.  New large fires in northcentral/northeast Washington and southeastern Oregon. NIMO (Houseman) committed to Chetco Bar incident.

Preparedness Levels
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity 
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 4
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 5 (OR: 3 WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres 49 fires for 8,700 acres 
782 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 41 fires for 8,659 acres
WA: 8 fires for 41 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Light (160) new fires
New large incidents: 12
Large fires contained: 7
Uncontained large fires: 39
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5
Type 2 IMTs committed: 8

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 4
Upper Mine OR-BUD-007058. IMT3. 8 mi S of Fields, OR. Cause: Lightning. 2,500 acres. 0% containment. Brush/grass. Active fire behavior on the south end. Structures threatened.
Bowden OR-VAD-000129. 22 mi S of Rome, OR. Cause: Unknown. 5,500 acres. 0% containment. Active fire behavior overnight. Additional resources on order. Limited information available.
Duck OR-VAD-000120. 31 mi NW of Rome, OR. Cause: Unknown. 420 acres. 100% containment. Grass. Minimal fire behavior. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Diamond Creek WA-OWF-000267. ICT3. 28 mi NW of Winthrop, WA. Multiple StrategiesCause: Unknown. 223 acres. 0% containment. Timber/brush. Active fire behavior with torching and spotting. Fire is burning in the Pasayten Wilderness. Trail closures in place. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs. See NW Fires Utilizing Monitor, Confine, Point Zone Protection Suppression Strategies (YTD) (link) for future updates.
Incidents Previously Reported: 2
Bissell WA-NES-001521. 8 mi N of Hunters, WA. IMT3. Start 7/23. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 411 acres (+211). 10% containment. Timber/brush/grass. Extreme fire behavior with wind-driven runs, torching, and spotting. Steep, rugged terrain. Structures threatened. Level 3 evacuations are in place.
Sheep WA-SES-000274. IMT3. 3 mi N of Selah, WA. Start 7/23. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 1,771 acres (+571). 75% containment. Brush/grass. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Transfer of command to local unit planned today 7/25.

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 weather today and tomorrow with thunderstorms likely south and east of Mount Jefferson. Thunderstorms today will be wetter in eastern locations and tomorrow’sthunderstorms will be even wetter. The Low moves out of the region on Thursday with high pressure building in the four corners area and putting us under a dry southwest flow. There is still some potential for thunderstorms in Eastern Oregon after Wednesday. Conditions will warm through the weekend. High risk of significant fire potential will remain on the northern and eastern fringes of the thunderstorm activity today and tomorrow and is probable if thunderstorm threat solidifies in other areas after Wednesday.

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

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