Scroll Down for More Updates -- Follow us on Twitter @nwccinfo

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

9/13/2017 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp:   Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017, 06:47


Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry yesterday with gusty winds east of the Cascades. Poor humidity recoveries on the east Slopes of the Cascades north of Mount Jefferson and around the Okanogan Valley. Lightning in the southeast half of Oregon with scattered light to heavy precipitation. Light initial attack with the largest fire reported at 40 acres in Northeast Washington. Low to moderate growth on existing large fires. Area Command (Muir) is managing the Chetco Bar fire, Miller Complex and High Cascades Complex.


Preparedness Levels
Current:
Northwest
5 (8/12)
National
5 (8/10)
Northwest PL Forecast
5
4
2
3-day
10-day
30-day


Northwest Fire Activity
New Fires and Acres 9 fires for 215 acres
34,438 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 5 fires for 145 acres
WA: 4 fires for 70 acres
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 15 (OR: 11 WA: 4)
Northwest IMT Activity
Area Command Teams Committed: 1
NIMOs Committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 6
Type 2 IMTs committed: 8

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Light (168) new fires
New large incidents: 5
Large fires contained: 5
Uncontained large fires: 39
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 2
NIMOs committed: 3
Type 1 IMTs committed: 12
Type 2 IMTs committed: 24



Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
Indigo. OR-RSF-000784. IMT2, NW Team 13 (Gales). 8 miles E of Agness, OR. Start 9/11. Confine. Cause: Lightning. 143 acres. 0% containment. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Road, trail and area closures in place. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Incidents Previously Reported: 25
Eagle Creek OR-CGF-000493. Unified Command: IMT1, SW Team (Pierson)/OSFM Red Team (Yocum)/ODF (Hirsch). 2 miles S of Cascade Locks, OR. Start 9/2.Monitor/Confine/Point Zone Protection/Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 35,636 acres (+48). 13% completed. Timber. Active fire behavior. Evacuations in place. Structures, watershed, timberlands, power line infrastructure and major transportation corridor threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Chetco Bar OR-RSF-000326. Unified Command: IMT1, (Lund)/Coos FPA (Thornton). IMT2, NW Team 13 (Gales) managing the East Zone. 16 miles W of Selma, OR. Start 7/12. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 185,618 acres (+1,326). 8% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Evacuations in place. Structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place.
Jolly Mountain WA-OWF-000361. IMT1, PNW Team 2 (Schulte). 11 miles NNW of Cle Elum, WA. Start 8/11. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 32,509 acres (+1,789). 15% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior. Evacuations in place. Structures, campgrounds and T&E habitat threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place.


Norse Peak WA-OWF-000365. IMT2, CA Team (Arroyo)/IMT2, CA Team (Wakoski). 11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA. Start 8/11. Confine/Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 52,502 acres (+340). 12% completed. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Evacuations in place. Watershed, ski area, structures and T&E habitat threatened. Road, area and trail closures in place. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Umpqua North Complex OR-UPF-000406. IMT1, CA Team 4 (J. Kurth). 50 miles E of Roseburg, OR. Start 8/11. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 40,343 acres (+814). 37% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior. Evacuation notices in place. Structures, T&E habitat, recreation sites and power line infrastructure threatened. Road, trail, area and campground closures in place. Numerous fires in the complex including: Happy Dog (29,673 acres), Fall Creek (4,815 acres), Brokentooth (3,525 acres), Rattlesnake (1,039 acres), Devil (714 acres), Copeland (306 acres) and 3 smaller fires.
Horse Creek Complex OR-WIF-107234. IMT1, AK Team (T. Kurth). 7 miles S of Belknap Springs, OR. Start 8/21. Full Suppression/Point Zone Protection/Monitor. Cause: Unknown. 30,951 acres (+1,534). 0% completed. Timber. Active fire behavior. Evacuations in place. Structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place. Includes Avenue (2,410 acres), Olallie Lookout (1,434 acres), Roney (3,297 acres), Nash (6,576 acres) and Separation (17,234 acres).This incident not included in the large fire count above.
High Cascades Complex OR-RSF-000636. IMT2, NW Team 6 (Sheldon)/IMT2, SW Team (Millert). High Cascades RD and Crater Lake National Park, OR. Start 7/25. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 98,379 acres (+26,070). 28% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuation notices in place. Structures threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place. Includes: Blanket Creek (30,750 acres), Broken Lookout (15,414 acres), Pup (6,271 acres), Spruce Lake (14,411 acres), North Pelican (+3,688 acres) and 12 smaller fires.
Miller Complex OR-RSF-000647. IMT2, NW Team 9 (Goff). 17 miles E of Cave Junction, OR. Start 8/14. Full Suppression/Monitor. Cause: Lightning. 34,536 acres (+502). 40% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Evacuation notices in place. Structures, historic cabins, T&E habitat and recreation sites threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place. Includes: Abney (27,760 acres), Burnt Peak (4,147 acres), Creedence (2,090 acres), Knox (419 acres) and 16 smaller fires. IMT1 (McGowan) managing fire on CA-KNF. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Whitewater OR-WIF-170123. IMT2, NW Team 8 (Johnson). 15 miles E of Detroit, OR. Start 7/23. Monitor/Confine/Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 13,504acres (+364). 35% completed. Timber. Active fire behavior. Evacuation notices in place. Structures and power line infrastructure threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place. Includes: Whitewater (10,981 acres), Little Devil (1,777 acres), Scorpion (644 acres), and French (2 acres). Also managing Potato Hill. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Uno Peak WA-OWF-000458. IMT2, NW Team 10 (Ciraulo/Lawson). 24 miles NW of Chelan, WA. Start 8/30. Monitor/Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 7,879acres (+543). 10% completed. Timber. Active fire behavior. Structures, campgrounds and private property threatened. Evacuation notices in place. Road, trail and area closures in place. Also managing Ferry Point fire. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Sawmill Creek WA-SPS-000177. IMT2, CA Team (Wakoski). 22 miles W of Cle Elum, WA. Start 9/4. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 915 acres (+0). 0% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Tacoma watershed, power lines and railroad infrastructure threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place.
Horse Prairie OR-730S-000514. IMT1, ODF Team 1 (Hessel). 15 miles NW of Canyonville, OR. Start 8/26. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 16,436 acres (+0). 70% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuations notices. Structures, commercial timber, cultural resources and T&E habitat threatened. Road and trail closures in effect.
Diamond Creek WA-OWF-000267. ICT3. 11 miles N of Mazama, WA. Start 7/23. Monitor/Confine/Point Zone Protection/Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 109,000 acres (+0). 30% completed. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Evacuation notices in place. Structures, recreation infrastructure and T&E habitat threatened. Road, area and trail closures in place. NIMO (Houseman) ordered. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Jones OR-WIF-170191. IMT3. 10 miles NE of Lowell, OR. Start 8/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 9,367 acres (+424). 55% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Structures, T&E habitat, recreation sites and commercial timber threatened. Road, trail, area and campground closures in place.
Rebel OR-WIF-170156. IMT1, AK Team (T. Kurth).13 miles S of McKenzie Bridge, OR. Start 8/4. Monitor/Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 8,331 acres (+312). 20% completed. Timber. Active fire behavior. Recreation sites, watershed, timber and cultural resources threatened. The fire is in the Three Sisters Wilderness. Includes Rebel (7,992 acres), Pete (51 acres) and Box Canyon (27 acres). Road, trail and area closures in place. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
American WA-OWF-000351. IMT2, CA Team (Arroyo). 11 miles W of Cliffdell, WA. Start 8/10. Confine/Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 2,946 acres (+223). 0% completed. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. Evacuations in place. Structures and T&E habitat threatened. Road, trail and area closures in place. This incident not included in the large fire count above.
Desolation. OR-OCF-001135. ICT3. 20 miles NE of Prineville, OR. Start 9/9. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 300 acres. (+146). 0% containment. Brush and Timber. Active fire behavior. Structures, residences and campground threatened. Trail closures in place.
Potato Hill OR-WIF-170249. IMT2, NW Team 8 (Johnson). 20 miles NW of Sisters, OR. Start 8/29. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 199 acres (+0). 95% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior.
Rim OR-MHF-000505. ICT3. 6 miles E of Clear Lake, OR. Start 9/3. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 237 acres       (-13). 40% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Campgrounds, watershed and timber threatened.
East Crater WA-GPF-000503. ICT4. 10 miles NW of Trout Lake, WA. Start 9/3. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 470 acres. (+3) 0% contained. Timber and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Area closure in place.
Falcon Complex OR-UPF-000295. ICT4. 17 miles N of Prospect, OR. Start 8/8. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 2,935 acres (+0). 75% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Some interior burning. Structures, private land, T&E habitat and cultural sites threatened. Area closure in place. Includes: Upper Ash Flat (1,983 acres), Double Buck (762 acres) and 4 smaller fires.
Hampton OR-PRD-001126. ICT3. 6 miles NE of Hampton, OR. Start 9/8. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 840 acres (+0).  90% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Bridge Creek WA-COA-000088. IMT4. 11 miles NE of Keller, WA. Start 8/9. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 3,711 acres (+0). 98% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Last report on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.
Milli 0843 CS OR-DEF-000843. ICT3. 9 miles W of Sisters, OR. Start 8/11. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 24,025 acres (+0). 60% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. Road, area and trail closures in place.
Archer Mountain WA-PCS-000196. IMT3. 3 miles W of Skamania, WA. Start 9/5. Full Suppression. Cause: Other. 260 acres (+0). 100% containment. Timber. Lastreport on morning briefing unless significant activity occurs.

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
Although the arriving air mass will be much cooler, the combination of gusty winds and low humidity will promote active fire behavior today and Thursday.  
Gusty northwest winds today will becoming more northerly on Thursday; remaining gusty into Friday for southeast Oregon. Expect the strongest winds in the higher elevations; especially across the northern Cascades and Okanogan Valley.
High pressure will bring near normal temperatures and lighter winds for the weekend, accompanied by minimal fire activity or threat for significant fire growth.  
Another dip in temperatures, along with chances for wetting rain, arrives late Sunday over northwest Washington, spreading into areas west of the CascadesMonday.
Overall cooler and wetter than normal conditions expected will allow for ERC values, along with probability of significant fire potential, to drop dramatically this weekend and into next week.   

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdfOther GACC Morning Reports:
###

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.