Tuesday, June 16, 2015

06/16/2015 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 07:00

Activity Summary

In the last 24 hours:
Two NW-Area Type 2 incident management teams ordered for Alaska.
Scattered lightning received in eastern Oregon. Two new large fires in the NW. Moderate initial attack. No prescribed fire activity reported.

Preparedness Levels

2 (no change)
2 (no change)

Northwest PL Forecast:

Northwest Fire Activity

Large Fire Summary
New Large Fires: 2
Large Fires Contained: 0
Uncontained Large Fires: 4 (OR: 2, WA: 2)
New Fires and Acres: 12 fires for 1,051 acres
(212 acres growth on existing large fires [in OR])
OR: 5 fires for 414 acres
WA: 7 fires for 637 acres

Northwest IMT Activity

Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1

National Fire Activity

Initial attack activity: Light (97 new fires)
New large fires: 5
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 5

National IMT Activity

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

Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously-Reported: 3
Little Basin OR-WWF-000269. ICT3. 10 miles N of Imnaha, OR. St 6/15. Full Suppression. Grass. 300 acres. 10% containment. Active fire behavior. Remote area, rugged terrain. Road, area and trail closures in effect.
Paradise WA-OLP-000005 ICT4. 33 mi SE of Forks, WA. St 6/15. Monitor/Confine. Timber. 250 acres. 0% containment. Cause unknown. Confinement strategy with minimal operational resources required at this time.
Corn Creek OR-733S-000375. ICT4. 3 mi W of Tiller, OR. St 6/8. Full Suppression. Timber & Brush. 120 acres. 100% containment. Cause human. Fire is in 100% mop up. Better mapping showed fire met 209 reporting thresholds for size >100 ac. This will be the last report unless significant fire activity occurs.
Incidents Previously-Reported: 3
Buckskin OR-RSF-000382. IMT2. 12 miles WSW of Cave Junction OR. St 6/11. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause unknown. IMT2 OR Team 3 (Johnson). Snags, steep terrain and limited access. Moderate fire behavior. 2,008 acres. 0% containment.
Thunder Creek WA-NCP-000002. ICT3. 40 mi W of Winthrop, WA. St 5/30. Full Suppression. Timber. Cause lightning. Remote and inaccessible terrain. Minimal fire behavior. Light precipitation forecasted. 103 acres. 60% containment. No new information.

Northwest Weather Highlights / Fire Potential:

A dry and mild southwesterly flow will be over the region this week. It will be breezy during the afternoons and evening in and around the Columbia Basin with the strongest winds probably on Friday. Friday also could bring some thunderstorm activity to the northern mountains in NE Washington. Overall, the large fire threat should remain fairly low.

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

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