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Thursday, October 11, 2018

10/11/2018 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Thursday, Oct 11, 2018, 08:01
Posting schedule: Monday – Friday at 0800

Northwest Activity Summary
Temperatures remained cool yesterday with another night of good relative humidity recovery. Minimal precipitation was observed in northeastern Oregon and along the Washington Cascades.  Initial attack remains light, with no growth on existing large fires. 165 acres of prescribed burning was reported in northeastern Washington.

Preparedness LevelsNorthwest PL
1 (10/2)

National PL
1 (10/4)

Northwest Incident Activity 
New Fires and Acres 4 fires for 1/3 acre
OR: 3
 fires for 1/3 acre
WA: 1
 fires for 0
Large Fire Summary
New large incidents: 0
Reported incidents: 
1 (OR: 1 WA: 0) No growth on existing incidents
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs Committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1
National Fire Activity (Posted weekly on Fridays – 10/5)
Initial attack activity: Light (44) new fires
New large incidents: 
Large fires contained: 8
Uncontained large fires: 12

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

*Nationally, there are 42 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: 1
Klondike. OR-RSF-000354. IMT2, NW Team 12 (Harrod). 9 mi NW of Selma, OR. Start 7/15. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 167,423 acres (+0). 72% containment. Minimal fire behavior. Timber.  Evacuation notices. Road, trail and area closures. Suppression repair work continues.

Northwest Fire Weather Summary
A strong upper level high pressure ridge will keep the region dry today and well into next week.  A thermally-induced trough extending from California northward along the coast is producing offshore surface flow which will enhance warming and drying west of the Cascades.  While general winds will mainly be light, geographically channeled winds will get gusty at times over the next few days through the Okanogan Valley, Columbia Gorge and other mountain gaps.  Check the latest NWS fire weather planning forecast for details and timing for your area..

Northwest Fire Potential Summary
Fire danger will remain too low through the forecast period to elevate the risk of new significant fires.  The warming and drying effect of offshore flow will increase fire danger in southwest Oregon going into next week, but only to seasonably normal levels.

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