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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

07/04/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, Jul 04, 2017, 08:09

Northwest Activity Summary
Mild temperatures on the west side and warm and dry on the east side. No lightning in the region and minimal widely scattered precipitation recorded on the west side. Light initial attack yesterday with the largest fires reported at 500 and 200 acres in Central Oregon. Increased containment on existing large fires. The complexity of Silver Dollar fire in Central Washington did NOT require transition to a Type 1 team.

Preparedness Levels
2 (6/25)
3 (6/28)

Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 4 (OR: 2 WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres 18 fires for 709 acres 12,000 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 9 fires for 703 acres
WA: 9 fires for 6 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: Light (180 new fires)
New large incidents: 12
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 27
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 1
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 4
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
OR-PRD-000422-RN.  ICT3. 9 mi. SE of Clarno, OR. Start 07/03. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 500 acres. 0% containment. Grass and Brush. Moderate fire behavior
Incidents Previously Reported: 3
Silver Dollar WA-SPD-000166. ICT3. 30 mi E of Yakima, WA. Start 7/02. Full Suppression.  Cause: Unknown. 20,000 acres (+12,000). 60% containment. Brush and grass. Active fire behavior. Level 1 and 2 evacuations. Structures, power infrastructure, and Sage Grouse habitat threatened. The fire is on the Hanford Nuclear site. Road closures in effect. Limited information received.
Hwy 12 Milepost 188 WA-WFS-000161. IMT3. City limits of Naches, WA. Start 7/01. Full Suppression.  Cause: Human. 386 acres (-114). 85% containment. Grass, timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Structures and power infrastructure threatened. State mob authorized 7/2.
Sheep Springs OR-DEF-000341. ICT4. 17 mi. NW of Sisters, OR. Start 6/26. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 696 acres (+0). 65% containment. Timber, heavy dead and down. Minimal fire behavior. Continued mop up operations.

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
Temperatures will increase, and RH will decrease this week as an upper level ridge builds into the region. Additionally, stronger winds will develop at times along and east of the Cascades. The number of ignitions and large fire potential are expected to increase with the Independence Day holiday and the return of lightning mid to late this week especially along and east of the Cascades in Oregon.

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