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Sunday, August 6, 2017

8/6/2017 Northwest Coordination Center Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, Aug 06, 2017, 06:55

Northwest Activity Summary
Another hot and dry day in the region yesterday, with breezy winds in Southeast OR and light winds elsewhere. Fairly warm overnight temperatures with poor humidity recovery at higher elevations on the eastside. Light initial attack with the largest fire reported at 150 acres in grass in Northeast Oregon. Low to moderate growth on existing large fires.

Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest
(8/4)
National
(7/9)
Northwest PL Forecast
4
5
3
3-day
10-day
30-day

Northwest Fire Activity 
New Fires and Acres 12 fires for 152 acres
3,856 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 9 fires for 152 acres
WA: 3 fires for 0 acres
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 10 (OR: 7 WA: 3)
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 2
Type 1 IMTs committed: 1
Type 2 IMTs committed: 7

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Light (94) new fires
New large incidents: 3
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 31
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5
Type 2 IMTs committed: 17


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0

Incidents Previously Reported: 16
Whitewater OR-WIF-170123. IMT2 (Knerr). 15 miles E of Detroit, OR. Start 7/23. Confine/Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 5,421 acres (+421). 0% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with group torching, single tree torching and spotting. Residences threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Blanket Creek OR-RSF-000371. IMT2 (Gales). 9 miles NE of Prospect, OR. Start 7/25Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 3,852 acres (+102). 27% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with crowning, spotting and running. Residences and structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place.
Spruce Lake OR-CLP-000453. IMT2 (Gales). 18 miles NE of Prospect, OR. Start 7/29Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 4,668 acres (-332). 9% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with spotting, torching and flanking. Residences and structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place.
Noisy Creek WA-COF-001416. IMT2 (Rabe). 33 miles NE of Colville, WA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 3,380 acres (+640). 20% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and uphill runs. Road, trail and area closures in place.
Cinder Butte OR-BUD-007092. IMT2 (Ciraulo). 10 miles W of Riley, OR. Start 8/2Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 52,223 acres (+0). 40% containment. Grass/brush. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, backing and creeping. Road closures in place. Residences threatened.
Suiattle WA-NWS-000088. IMT2 (Harrod). 10 miles NE of Darrington, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 216 acres (+0). 51% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Road and trail closures in place.
Diamond Creek WA-OWF-000267. IMT1 (Schulte). 27 miles NNW of Winthrop, WA. Start 7/23. Confine/Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 8,742 acres (+0). 0% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, torching and spotting. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in place. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Devils Lake OR-FWF-000462. IMT2 (Sheldon). 7 miles SE of Bly, OR. Start 7/31Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 1,694 acres (+0). 44% containment. Grass/Timber. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and backing. Residences threatened.
Chetco Bar OR-RSF-000326. NIMO (Houseman). 16 miles W of Selma, OR. Start 7/12. Monitor/Confine/Point Zone Protection. Cause: Lightning. 4,341 acres (+113). 12% completed. Timber/brush. Moderate fire behavior with backing and flanking. Road and trail closures in place. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Indian Creek OR- MHF-000176. NIMO (Quesinberry). 6 miles S of Cascade Locks, OR. Start 7/4. Confine. Cause: Unknown. 83 acres (+0). 0% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Trail and area closures in place. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Bear Butte OR-WWF-000629. IMT2 (Goff). 20 miles NW of Baker City, OR. Start 8/4Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 383 acres (-367). 0% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with short crown runs and group torching. Residences and structures threatened. Road and area closures in place.
Indian Lake OR-WWF-000628. 18 miles E of LaGrande, OR. Start 8/4Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 140 acres (+80). 30% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching and creeping. Structures threatened.
Hayes Road WA-WFS-000331. IMT3. 9 miles S of Bridgeport, WA. Start 8/4. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 3,000 acres (+2,500). 50% containment. Grass/brush. Moderate fire behavior. Residences threatened. Road closures in place. Sage grouse habitat threatened.
Morgan Creek OR-VAD-000171. IMT3. 38 miles SE of Baker City, OR. Start 8/3Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 2,286 acres (+0). 50% containment. Brush/grass. Minimal fire behavior. Sage grouse habitat threatened. No updated information received. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Knotgrass WA-WFS-020609. 100% contained. 8/5.
Malden WA-WFS-000808. 100% contained. 8/5.

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
Today, an upper level low off of the northern California coast is expected to pivot energy and moisture across southern Oregon and into the southern Cascades increasing the threat of thunderstorms. With record high ERCs across inland areas, even small amounts of lightning will lead to a high risk of large fires. An impulse slipping in from the north is also expected to bring lightning to portions of the Washington Cascades Monday, where fuels are also very receptive to new starts.
Tuesday through Friday the threat of lighting drifts northward, first across southwestern Oregon, and then, eventually, north and eastward. The northward shift of thunderstorms has been delayed by about a day and storm motion will likely increase mid-late week. While some storms will be wet, they will also contain more wind as we get into the Wed-Friday time frame.


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