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Saturday, July 8, 2017

7/8/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Northwest Activity Summary
Seasonally warm conditions over the region.  A few lightning strikes occurred in Southeast Oregon. No precipitation over the region. Hot, dry and breezy in the Columbia Basin and Southeast Oregon. 26 fires reported with the largest being the Coyote Creek fire west of Yakima reported at 600 acres. Increased containment on existing large fires. 

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest
2 (6/25)
National
3 (6/28)
Northwest PL Forecast
2
2
3
3-day
10-day
30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 4 (OR: 1 WA: 3)
New Fires and Acres 26 fires for 630 acres 416 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 10 fires for 18 acres
WA: 16 fires for 612 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: Light (192 new fires)
New large incidents: 16
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 40
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: 1
Coyote Creek WA-WFS-000803. ICT3. City limits of Ahtanum, WA. Start 7/07. Full Suppression. 600 acres. 10% containment. Brush, grass. Active fire behavior. Structures threatened. Minimal fire growth expected.
Incidents Previously Reported: 3
Willow OR-LAD-000233. ICT4. 36 mi SE of Klamath Falls, OR. Start 7/06. Full Suppression.  Cause: Unknown. 346 acres (+0). 80% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Mitchell WA-SES-000179. IMT3. 10 mi N of Wenatchee, WA. Start 7/05. Full Suppression.  Cause: Unknown. 700 acres (0). 75% containment. Brush, grass, and timber. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. Minimal growth expected. Level 2 evacuations.
Rattlesnake Hills WA-SPD-000180. IMT3. 2 mi SE of Yakima, WA. Start 7/06. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 2,916 acres (+416). 85% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. Irrigated agricultural ground surrounds much of the fire. Structures threatened. State fire Mob authorized. Mop-up and demob operations planned.

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
Hot, dry, unstable, and breezy conditions continue east of the Cascades today, which will promote fire spread on any existing or new ignitions. There are chances of lightning with isolated thunderstorms mostly across Eastern Oregon. Even with limited coverage of thunderstorms large fire potential increases due to dry fuels and hot, dry, unstable, and breezy weather.

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