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Monday, August 7, 2017

8/7/2017 Northwest Coordination Center Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Monday, Aug 07, 2017, 06:53

Northwest Activity Summary
Continued hot and dry day in the region yesterday with breezy winds in Southeast OR. Clouds covered a good part of Oregon with hazy to smoky skies in Eastern Washington. There was lightning in Southcentral Oregon with light scattered precipitation. Light initial attack with the largest fire reported at 500 acres in Eastern Washington. 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 14 fires for 525 acres
2,713 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 6 fires for 7 acres
WA: 8 fires for 518 acres
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 2
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 (100) new fires
New large incidents: 7
Large fires contained: 5
Uncontained large fires: 32
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 1
NIMOs committed: 2
Type 1 IMTs committed: 6
Type 2 IMTs committed: 16


Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 2
Clarks Creek OR-971S-000638. ICT4. 18 miles NE of La Grande, OR. Start 8/5. Full SuppressionCause: Human. 300 acres. 0% containment. Grass/timber. Moderate fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering.
Rebel OR-WIF-170156. IMT3. 13 miles S of McKenzie Bridge, OR. Start 8/4. Confine/Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 150 acres. 0% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with single tree torching, flanking and backing. Road, trail and area closures in place.  This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Incidents Previously Reported: 15
Bear Butte OR-WWF-000629. IMT2 (Goff). 20 miles NW of Baker City, OR. Start 8/4Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 383 acres (+0). 10% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with single tree and isolated torching. Residences threatened. Evacuations in place. Road and area closures in place.
Whitewater OR-WIF-170123. IMT2 (Knerr). 15 miles E of Detroit, OR. Start 7/23. Confine/Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 5,421 acres (+0). 0% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with group and 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. 4,600 acres (+748). 31% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with torching and short range spotting. Residences and structures threatened. Evacuations in place. 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. 5,300 acres (+632). 13% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with torching, flanking and short-range spotting. Residences and structures threatened. Evacuations in place. 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. 3,120 acres (-260). 22% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and backing. 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. 52,531 acres (+308). 60% containment. Grass/brush. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences threatened. Sage grouse habitat threatened.
Diamond Creek WA-OWF-000267. IMT1 (Schulte). 27 miles NNW of Winthrop, WA. Start 7/23. Confine/Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 9,486 acres (+744). 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.
Suiattle WA-NWS-000088. IMT2 (Harrod). 10 miles NE of Darrington, WA. Start 7/30. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 216 acres (+0). 75% containment. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Road and trail closures in place.
Chetco Bar OR-RSF-000326. NIMO (Houseman). 16 miles W of Selma, OR. Start 7/12. Monitor/Confine/Point Zone Protection. Cause: Lightning. 4,533 acres (+192). 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. Moderate fire behavior with backing and smoldering. Trail and area 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. 1,702 acres (+8). 82% containment. Grass/Timber. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. Residences threatened. Evacuations in place.
Indian Lake OR-WWF-000628. IMT3. 18 miles E of LaGrande, OR. Start 8/4Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 221 acres (+81). 55% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.
Hayes Road WA-WFS-000331. IMT3. 9 miles SE of Bridgeport, WA. Start 8/4. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 2,306 acres (-694). 90% containment. Grass/brush. Minimal fire behavior. Sage grouse habitat threatened.
Command 27 RD WA-SPD-000337. IMT3. 14 miles E of Bridgeport, WA. Start 8/6Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 500 acres100% containment. Grass. Douglas County Fire District 3. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Morgan Creek OR-VAD-000171. 100% contained. 8/6.

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
Monday and Tuesday low pressure off of the northwestern California coast will bring isolated to scattered thunderstorms across Southern Oregon. Wednesday through Friday moisture and instability is likely to ripple north and northeastward as the area of low pressure gets pushed ahead of a broader upper level trough approaching from the Gulf of Alaska. Areas of isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected in the Wednesday through Friday time frame, bringing a significant concern for new starts and large fires.

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