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Saturday, September 29, 2018

9/29/2018 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Saturday, Sep 29, 2018, 06:49

Northwest Activity Summary
Average temperatures and partly cloudy skies over the region yesterday. Variable increases in humidity levels occurred due to westerly onshore winds in the southern part of the region and a Canadian front moving over the northern areas of the region. No precipitation or lightning was recorded. Initial attack activity was light and existing fire growth was minimal.

Preparedness LevelsNorthwest PL
Current
3-Day
10-Day
30-Day
2 (9/20)
1
1
1


National PL
2 (9/24)


Northwest Incident Activity 
New Fires and Acres7 fires for 18 acres
OR: 5
 fires for 4 acres
WA: 
2 fires for 14 acres
Large Fire Summary
New large incidents: 0
Reported incidents: 
4 (OR: 4 WA: 0) 5,024 acres growth on existing incidents
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs Committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: Light (53) new fires
New large incidents: 
1
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 16

National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams: 0
NIMOs committed: 
1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 2
Type 2 IMTs committed: 
4

*Nationally, there are 48 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: 4
Klondike. OR-RSF-000354. IMT2, NW Team 13 (Gales). 9 mi NW of Selma, OR. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 163,724 acres (+4,340). 72% containment. Moderate fire behavior. Timber. Structure and private inholdings threatened. Evacuation notices. Road, trail and area closures. Smoke hampering aviation operations. Growth within strategic control lines. IMT2, NW Team 12 (Harrod) Mobilizing, In-brief 10/1.
Natchez. OR-RSF-000348. IMT3. 8 mi NW of Happy Camp, CA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 37,193 acres (+533). 84% containment. Moderate fire behavior with some growth to the South and West. Timber. Road, trail and area closures. Smoke hampering aviation operations.   
Terwilliger. OR-WIF-180227. IMT3, 5 mi SE of Blue River, OR. Start 08/19. Confine/Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 11,445 acres (+151). 80% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Timber. Structures, timber and recreational sites threatened. Road, trail and area closures. Suppression repair and hazard tree removal is ongoing. Acreage increase due to better mapping.
Miles. OR-UPF-000246. IMT3. 7 mi NE of Trail, OR. Start 7/16. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 54,334 acres (+0). 82% containment. Moderate fire behavior with some interior group torching. Timber. Road, trail and area closures. Suppression repair/hazard tree removal is ongoing.

Northwest Fire Weather Summary
A weather pattern change is beginning today as an upper level low pressure system moves in from the Pacific. This will bring showers and a few wet thundershowers mainly to sections of Oregon in PSAs NW04, NW03, and NW06. General winds will also increase from the west or southwest, mainly in Central and Eastern Oregon but also in the Columbia Basin of Washington. This pattern change will bring on a cooling, moistening trend for the next 4 or 5 days.

Northwest Fire Potential Summary
Large fire potential will be elevated through Saturday as fire danger is elevated and general winds will increase east of the Cascades. The addition of some lightning will cause some ignitions mainly in PSAs NW04 and NW06. Thunderstorms are expected to be wet and conditions are not ripe for excessive risk of new large fires but some initial attack activity is likely on Saturday. Fire danger will fall further on Sunday and Monday as cooler, moister conditions settle across the area.


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

Friday, September 28, 2018

9/28/2018 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Friday, Sep 28, 2018, 06:49

Northwest Activity Summary
Average temperatures and lighter winds over the region yesterday. Lower humidities in Oregon and parts of the Columbia Basin. No lightning or precipitation was recorded. Initial attack was light and large fire growth was moderate.

Preparedness LevelsNorthwest PL
Current
3-Day
10-Day
30-Day
2 (9/20)
2
1
1


National PL
2 (9/24)


Northwest Incident Activity 
New Fires and Acres10 fires for 167 acres
OR: 6
 fires for 14 acres
WA: 
4 fires for 153 acres
Large Fire Summary
New large incidents: 0
Reported incidents: 
4 (OR: 4 WA: 0) 2,989 acres growth on existing incidents
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs Committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: Light (52) new fires
New large incidents: 
2
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 19

National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams: 0
NIMOs committed: 
1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 4
Type 2 IMTs committed: 
6

*Nationally, there are 55 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: 4
Klondike. OR-RSF-000354. IMT2, NW Team 13 (Gales). 9 mi NW of Selma, OR. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 159,384 acres (+2,489). 72% containment. Moderate fire behavior. Timber. Structure and private inholdings threatened. Evacuation notices. Road, trail and area closures. Smoke hampering aviation operations. IMT2, NW Team 12 Mobilizing, In-brief 10/1.
Natchez. OR-RSF-000348. IMT3. 8 mi NW of Happy Camp, CA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 36,660 acres (+500). 84% containment. Moderate fire behavior with some growth to the South and West. Timber. Road, trail and area closures. Smoke hampering aviation operations.   
Terwilliger. OR-WIF-180227. IMT3, 5 mi SE of Blue River, OR. Start 08/19. Confine/Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 11,294 acres (+0). 80% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Timber. Structures, timber and recreational sites threatened. Road, trail and area closures. Suppression repair and hazard tree removal is ongoing.
Miles. OR-UPF-000246. IMT3. 7 mi NE of Trail, OR. Start 7/16. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 54,334 acres (+0). 82% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Timber. Road, trail and area closures. Suppression repair/hazard tree removal is ongoing.

Northwest Fire Weather Summary
Expect little change in the weather over the geographic area today as high pressure slowly begins to weaken. Temperatures will remain generally on the warm side and humidity generally low. On Saturday an upper level weather system moving in from the Pacific will cause a change as showers and a few wet thundershowers develop over Oregon and sections of Washington. This will bring on cooler conditions for Sunday and the first part of the new week. General winds are expected to be light today but will begin to increase from the southwest tomorrow east of the Cascades in Oregon.

Northwest Fire Potential Summary
Expect little change in fire potential today from that seen yesterday. Fire danger remains elevated in a number of PSAs, particularly Southwest Oregon (NW03 and NW04). Fire danger will begin falling late today and tomorrow as weather changes move in. A few fire starts may be possible over sections of Oregon from the lightning. Fire danger will fall further on Sunday and Monday as cooler, moister conditions settle across the area.


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

Thursday, September 27, 2018

9/27/2018 Miles Fire Update

9/27/2018 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Thursday, Sep 27, 2018, 06:46

Northwest Activity Summary
Relatively warm and dry conditions persisted across the region yesterday with low overnight RH recoveries in Eastern and Southwestern Oregon. No precipitation or lightning was recorded. Additional growth was reported on existing incidents, primarily Klondike and Natchez Fires. Initial attack activity was light. Colville Agency reported one new fire of note: Little Snake River Fire at 263 acres made active uphill runs in light fuels.

Preparedness LevelsNorthwest PL
Current
3-Day
10-Day
30-Day
2 (9/20)
2
1
1


National PL
2 (9/24)


Northwest Incident Activity 
New Fires and Acres11 fires for 306 acres
OR: 6
 fires for 41 acres
WA: 
5 fires for 265 acres
Large Fire Summary
New large incidents: 0
Reported incidents: 
4 (OR: 4 WA: 0) 3,367 acres 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 (54) new fires
New large incidents: 
0
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 19

National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams: 0
NIMOs committed: 
1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 4
Type 2 IMTs committed: 
7

*Nationally, there are 53 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: 4
Klondike. OR-RSF-000354. IMT2, NW Team 13 (Gales). 9 mi NW of Selma, OR. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 156,895 acres (+2,232). 72% containment. Moderate fire behavior. Timber. Structure and private inholdings threatened. Evacuation notices. Road, trail and area closures.
Natchez. OR-RSF-000348. IMT3. 8 mi NW of Happy Camp, CA. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 36,160 acres (+1,123). 84% containment. Active fire behavior with some growth to the South and West. Timber. Road, trail and area closures. 
Terwilliger. OR-WIF-180227. IMT3, 5 mi SE of Blue River, OR. Start 08/19. Confine/Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 11,294 acres (+12). 80% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Timber. Structures, timber and recreational sites threatened. Road, trail and area closures. Suppression repair and hazard tree removal is ongoing.
Miles. OR-UPF-000246. IMT3. 7 mi NE of Trail, OR. Start 7/16. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 54,334 acres (+0). 82% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Timber. Road, trail and area closures. Suppression repair/hazard tree removal is ongoing.

Northwest Fire Weather Summary
Warm and dry weather continues today and tomorrow with an upper level high pressure ridge still along the coast. Dry easterly winds are expected over and west of the Cascades again today and tomorrow due to persistence of a thermal trough at the surface. The blocking ridge should give way going into the weekend as a closed low currently well off the California coast approaches with cooler temperatures, breezy winds, and some precipitation. Weather models are still divergent on details for the weekend, so check the latest National Weather Service fire weather planning forecast for the latest projection for your area.

Northwest Fire Potential Summary
Fire danger will continue to rise through Friday with the warmer and drier weather. Western Oregon (PSAs NW04, NW03, and NW07) will see the most increase in significant fire risk due to the combination of drier fuels and gusty east winds. Initiation of new significant fires is not likely, but flare-ups of ongoing incidents are possible due to the elevated burning conditions. Fire danger will begin to moderate this weekend as cooler, moister weather returns.


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