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Sunday, August 21, 2016

8/21/16 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Sunday, Aug 21, 2016, 06:48
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Northwest Activity Summary
Hot and dry over the past 24 hours. No lightning and no rain. Light initial attack with the largest fire reported at 7 acres. Minimal growth reported on the Rail fire. IMT2 NW Team 10 (Ciraulo) remains prepositioned in Redmond.

Preparedness Levels
Northwest 3 (8/1)
National 4 (8/19)

Northwest PL Forecast
3 2 2
3-day 10-day 30-day

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 3 (OR: 3, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres
14 fires for 12 acres
0 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 7 fires for 1 acre
WA: 7 fires for 11 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 89 new fires
New large incidents: 3
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 23
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 7
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0

Incidents Previously Reported: 4
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 29,097 acres (+0). 30% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching and short range spotting. The fire has burned into the Monument Rock Wilderness. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Continued mop-up, line construction and burn out as conditions allow.
Withers OR-LAD-000266. IMT3. 1 mile N of Paisley, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 3,424 acres (+0). 56% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Evacuation notices lifted.
Sheridan OR-DEF-000501. IMT3. 13 miles N of LaPine, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 191 acres (+0). 60% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. No future growth expected. Evacuation notices lifted.
Rim Reservoir OR-VAD-000156. IMT3. 23 miles E of Burns Junction, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 669 acres (+0). 100% containment. Grass and Brush. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

Lists fires (of any size) that singly utilize Monitor, Confine or Point Zone Protection suppression strategies, or use Multiple Suppression Strategies (which may also include a Full Suppression component).

Northwest Fire Potential Summary

Hot and dry with unstable conditions as a dry cold front pushes across Eastern Washington. This will bring a reversal in wind direction to much of the region and transfer the highest fire potential to the east side. Windy and dry conditions on the east side will promote significant fire spread. The Columbia Basin is at “High Risk” for new large fires and most other areas are at elevated risk. Conditions will moderate slightly Monday and Tuesday before a new heat wave arrives.

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