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Saturday, June 30, 2018

6/30/2018 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief
Date/Time Stamp:  Saturday, Jun 30, 2018, 06:58


Northwest Activity Summary
Generally mild weather conditions across the region yesterday. Moderate winds continued in localized areas east of the Cascade crest. Light to moderate precipitation was received in portions of western and northeast Washington along with scattered thunderstorms in parts of eastern Washington. There was light initial attack with the largest fire reported at 155 acres. No growth on existing large fires. 


Preparedness Levels
Northwest PL
Current
3-Day
10-Day
30-Day
2 (6/22)
2
3
3

National PL
3 (6/29)


Northwest Incident Activity 
New Fires and Acres21 fires for 288 acres
OR: 15 fires for 161 acre
WA: 6 fires for 127 acres
Large Fire Summary
New large incidents: 0
Reported incidents: (OR: 1 WA: 1)
No growth on existing incidents.
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs Committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Light (91) new fires
New large incidents: 12
Large fires contained: 7
Uncontained large fires: 26

National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 3
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

*Nationally, there are 23 large fires being managed under a strategy other than Full Suppression



Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents listed below meet large fire criteria and/or incidents with a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned. Large incidents are defined as fires which are 100+ acres in timber or 300+ acres in grass/brush. For additional information on incidents no longer listed below please refer to theNW Large Incident Summary or Northwest Fires Utilizing Monitor, Confine, Point Zone Protection Suppression Strategies (YTD)
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 2
Montecito.  WA-WFS-000227. ICT3. SR22 and Lincoln Grade. Start 6/27. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 1,877 acres (-623). 100% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened. Last report unless significant activity occurs.
Boxcar 0410 RN. OR-PRD-000410. ICT3. 1/2 mile E of Maupin, OR. Start 6/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 100,207 acres. 90% containment.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures, infrastructure and recreational areas threatened. Includes previously reported South Junction.  Last report unless significant activity occurs.

Northwest Fire Weather Summary
Generally a bit warmer and drier on Saturday than Friday but weather conditions overall remain mild for late June. However, stronger westerly general winds will be picking up in the Columbia Gorge and Columbia Basin but no thunderstorms are forecast through the weekend.  

 Northwest Fire Potential Summary
Main fire threat continues to be in and near the Columbia River Gorge and Columbia Basin due to westerly general winds from human caused fires in flashy fuels. Overall, the risk of Type I or Type II large fires appears low through the weekend.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
Other GACC Morning Reports:
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Friday, June 29, 2018

6/29/2018 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp:  Friday, Jun 29, 2018, 07:08


Northwest Activity Summary
Seasonably normal weather conditions across much of the region yesterday with areas of moderate winds on the east side of the Cascades. Light rain occurred in the Olympics, the Washington Cascades, and extreme northeast portion of Washington. No lightning was detected. There was light initial attack with the largest fire reported at 100 acres in southeast Washington. Minimal fire activity was reported on existing large fires.


Preparedness Levels
Northwest PL
Current
3-Day
10-Day
30-Day
2 (6/22)
2
2
3

National PL
2 (4/13)


Northwest Incident Activity 
New Fires and Acres15 fires for 103 acres
OR: 8 fires for 1 acre
WA: 7 fires for 102 acres
Large Fire Summary
New large incidents: 0
Reported incidents: (OR: 1 WA: 1)
No growth on existing incidents.
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs Committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 0

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Light (135) new fires
New large incidents: 4
Large fires contained: 11
Uncontained large fires: 20

National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 2
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

*Nationally, there are 26 large fires being managed under a strategy other than Full Suppression



Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents listed below meet large fire criteria and/or incidents with a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned. Large incidents are defined as fires which are 100+ acres in timber or 300+ acres in grass/brush. For additional information on incidents no longer listed below please refer to the NW Large Incident Summary or Northwest Fires Utilizing Monitor, Confine, Point Zone Protection Suppression Strategies (YTD)
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 2
Montecito.  WA-WFS-000227. ICT3. 1 mile west of Prosser, WA. Start 6/27. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 2,500 acres. Grass. Minimal fire behavior.  No new information received.
Boxcar 0410 RN. OR-PRD-000410. ICT3. 1/2 mile E of Maupin, OR. Start 6/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 100,207 acres. 86% containment.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures, infrastructure and recreational areas threatened. Road and area closures. Includes previously reported South Junction.  No new information received.

Northwest Fire Weather Summary
Slightly warmer most areas on Friday with a bit less westerly general wind east of the Cascades. Otherwise not much change is expected from weather observed on Thursday. No thunderstorms are forecast for the time being.


Northwest Fire Potential Summary
Main fire threat continues to be in the Columbia River Gorge and in the basins east of the Cascades due to human caused fires and westerly winds. This threat is slightly less on Friday due to less wind and humidity values not critically low.

National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR): https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/sitreprt.pdf
Other GACC Morning Reports:
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

6/28/2018 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp:  Thursday, Jun 28, 2018, 07:14


Northwest Activity Summary
A cold front moved through the region late yesterday that brought high winds to areas on the east side of Cascades. Light precipitation occurred in northwest Oregon, southwest Washington and northeast Washington. No lightning activity was reported. Light initial attack yesterday with the largest fire currently reported at 2,500 acres in southeast Washington. Minimal fire activity reported on the existing large fires.


Preparedness Levels
Northwest PL
Current
3-Day
10-Day
30-Day
2 (6/22)
2
2
3

National PL
2 (4/13)


Northwest Incident Activity 
New Fires and Acres11 fires for 2502 acres
OR: 6 fires for 1 acre
WA: 5 fires for 2501 acres
Large Fire Summary
New large incidents: 1
Reported incidents: (OR: 2 WA: 1)
0 growth on existing incidents.
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs Committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: Light (119) new fires
New large incidents: 7
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 17

National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 2
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3

*Nationally, there are 36 large fires being managed under a strategy other than Full Suppression



Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents listed below meet large fire criteria and/or incidents with a Type 1 or 2 IMT assigned. Large incidents are defined as fires which are 100+ acres in timber or 300+ acres in grass/brush. For additional information on incidents no longer listed below please refer to the NW Large Incident Summary or Northwest Fires Utilizing Monitor, Confine, Point Zone Protection Suppression Strategies (YTD)
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
Montecito.  WA-WFS-000227. ICT3. 1 mile west of Prosser, WA. Start 6/27. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 2,500 acres. Grass. Moderate fire behavior. 
Incidents Previously Reported: 2
Boxcar 0410 RN. OR-PRD-000410. IMT2, NW Team 13 (Gales). 1/2 mile E of Maupin, OR. Start 6/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 100,207 acres. 86% containment.  Timber, brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures, infrastructure and recreational areas threatened. Road and area closures. Includes previously reported South Junction.  Transfer of command to a Type 3 organization will occur on 6/28.
Jack Knife. OR-PRD-000440. IMT2, NW Team 13 (Gales). 11 miles SE of Grass Valley, OR. Start 6/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 15,676 acres. 90% containment. Timber, brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Structures threatened.  Transfer of command to a Type 3 organization will occur on 6/28.  Last report unless significant activity occurs. 

Northwest Fire Weather Summary
Cooler temperatures today and Friday behind the system that moved through yesterday.  There could be some lingering showers in the region today, but little accumulation and low chance of wetting rain.  Breezy conditions in the mountain gaps again this afternoon, but less wind than yesterday.  A slight warming and drying trend is expected over the weekend, but not enough to boost fire danger.

Northwest Fire Potential Summary
Cool, moist air and fire danger indices in the normal range for this time of year keep the threat of significant fires at or below normal levels.  The 4th of July elevates the risk of human caused ignitions drawing on IA resources in the days surrounding the holiday.

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