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Thursday, July 12, 2018

7/12/2018 Morning Brief

Morning Brief
Date/Time Stamp:  Thursday, Jul 12, 2018, 06:56

Northwest Activity Summary
Across the region temperatures rose five to ten degrees from Tuesday. Breezy conditions throughout the Northwest under a westerly flow with no precipitation or lightning occurring. Initial attack was light with 15 fires for 355 acres. The largest fire was in Washington at 350 acres. No growth on existing large fires.

Preparedness Levels
Northwest PL
2 (6/22)

National PL
3 (6/29)

Northwest Incident Activity
New Fires and Acres
15 fires for 355 acres
OR: 5 fires for 1 acre
WA: 10 fires for 354 acres
Large Fire Summary
New large incidents: 1
Reported incidents: (OR: 1 WA: 3)
No 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 (198) new fires
New large incidents: 2
Large fires contained: 7
Uncontained large fires: 27
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5
Type 2 IMTs committed: 9
*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 the NW Large Incident Summary or Northwest Fires Utilizing Monitor, Confine, Point Zone Protection Suppression Strategies (YTD)
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
Washington Flats. WA-SPD-000307. ICT3. 5 miles N of Grand Coulee, WA. Start 7/11. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 350 acres. 7% containment. Brush and Grass. Moderate fire behavior. Steep terrain. Fire progress stopped. No growth expected.
Incidents Previously Reported: 3
Little Camas. WA-SES-000268. IMT2, NW Team 7 (Knerr). 6 miles SW of Cashmere, WA. Start 7/05. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 317 acres (+0). 87% containment. Timber and slash. Minimal fire behavior. Steep terrain. T & E species and commercial timber threatened. Road and trail closures. Evacuation notices lifted. IMT3 will shadow today and assume command tomorrow at 0600.
Solitude. OR-PRD-000610. IMT3. 5 miles W/SW of Spray, OR. Start 7/8. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 750 acres (+0). 50% containment. Brush and grass. Minimal fire behavior. Steep rugged canyon terrain. Structures threatened. The fire remains south of the John Day River.
Ryegrass Coulee. WA-SES-000298. IMT3. 17 miles E of Ellensburg, WA. Start 7/9. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 1,612 acres (+0). 80% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. Evacuations lifted. Washington State fire mob authorized 7/10. Demobilization and transfer to local unit scheduled for end of shift today.

Northwest Fire Weather Summary
Warming trend continues today and Friday with high temperatures exceeding 100 degrees for some locations in Southern and Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington. An upper level trough moves through the region with gusty winds and slightly cooler temperatures tomorrow night and Saturday. With monsoonal moisture moving in from the south, the system brings a chance of thunderstorms to Southern and Southeastern Oregon. More warming throughout the region resumes Sunday. Check your NWS forecast for the latest weather details for your area.

Northwest Fire Potential Summary
With the high temperatures and low humidity, Southwestern Oregon has a moderate risk for the development of new significant fires today, while the rest of the region remains at normal risk or below. Fire danger indices will continue to rise today and Friday however, as hot, dry weather lingers. Potential for lightning tomorrow evening and Saturday after several hot, dry days brings high risk of significant fires to Southern Oregon. The same system will generate gusty winds and low RH in the Columbia Basin and Kittitas Valley, elevating significant fire risk in those wind-prone areas.

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