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Monday, August 15, 2016

8/15/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Morning Brief
Date/Time Stamp: Monday Aug 15, 2016, 06:56
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Northwest Activity Summary
Hot and dry over the past 24 hours. Minimal lightning in Southeast Oregon. Light initial attack with the largest fire reported around 300 acres. Moderate growth on the Rail fire.

Preparedness Levels
3 (8/1)
3 (7/25)

Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 3 (OR: 3, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres
19 fires for 327 acres
2,035 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 5 fires for 301 acres
WA: 14 fires for 26 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 112 new fires
New large incidents: 4
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 24
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: 1
Porcupine Butte OR-COC-000491. Unified Command. BLM and local resources responding. 10 miles S of Fossil, OR. Start 8/14. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 300 acres (+300). Unknown containment. Grass and Brush. Fire is actively backing.  Limited information.
Incidents Previously Reported: 3
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 15,540 acres (+2,035). 12% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with backing, torching and creeping. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Continue direct and indirect line construction, secure containment lines and burn out as conditions allow.  Transfer of command from IMT2 (Harrod) to IMT2 (Sheldon) planned on 8/16.
Juntura Complex OR-VAD-000145. (3 fires). ICT4. 30 miles SW of Vale, OR. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 24,301 acres (+0). 85% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Suppression repair and mop up continue on all three fires. No 209 received.
Simmons Gulch OR-VAD-000132. Start 8/7. 11,362 acres (+0). 85% containment.
Sheep Rock OR-VAD-000130. Start 8/7. 12,783 acres (+0). 85% containment.
Rooster Comb OR-VAD-000141. Start 8/7. 156 acres. (+0). 95% containment.
Gibbon OR-973S-000663. ICT4. 20 miles E of Pendleton, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 316 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
Dry, warm and mostly stable conditions today. A weak disturbance will move into Southeast Oregon late today and Tuesday bringing a slight chance of thunderstorms. Significant fire potential is moderate to elevated in most areas throughout the week.

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