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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

8/17/2016 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016, 06:45
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Northwest Activity Summary
Hot and dry over the past 24 hours. Minimal lightning in Southern Oregon. Little to no rain. Light initial attack with two fires reported at 150 acres. Over 5,000 acres 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: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 1 (OR: 1, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres
19 fires for 314 acres
5,251 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 14 fires for 160 acres (Includes 6ac NV fire)
WA: 5 fires for 154 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 1

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 115 new fires
New large incidents: 8
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 21
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 7
Type 2 IMTs committed: 5

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 2
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 21,600 acres (+5,251). 15% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with uphill spread, wind-driven runs and crowning. The fire has burned into the Monument Mountain Wilderness. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Continue direct and indirect line construction, secure containment lines and burn out as conditions allow.
Porcupine Butte OR-PRD-000491. ICT3. Unified Command (BLM/Wheeler County Fire). 10 miles E of Clarno, OR. Start 8/14. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 280 acres (+0). 100% containment expected 8/17. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior with backing, single tree torching and creeping. Does not meet 209 large fire criteria. Not tallied in Large Fire Summary above. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

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