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Saturday, August 20, 2016

8/20/16 NWCC Morning Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Saturday, Aug 20, 2016, 06:42
Posting frequency is daily by 0700.

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 295 acres (Oregon). Almost 1,000 acres growth on the Rail fire. IMT2 NW Team 10 (Ciraulo) has been prepositioned in Redmond. National Preparedness Level raised to PL4.

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

Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 4 (OR: 4, WA: 0)
New Fires and Acres
25 fires for 402 acres
888 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 8 fires for 300 acres
WA: 17 fires for 102 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 2

National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 152 new fires
New large incidents: 2
Large fires contained: 4
Uncontained large fires: 23
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 7
Type 2 IMTs committed: 7

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0

Incidents Previously Reported: 5
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 (+888). 30% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with wind driven runs and single tree torching. The fire has burned into the Monument Rock Wilderness. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Continue direct and indirect line construction, secure containment lines 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 in effect.
Sheridan OR-DEF-000501. IMT3. 13 miles N of LaPine, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 191 acres (-9). 35% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. The fire is lined. Evacuation notices in effect.
Rim Reservoir OR-VAD-000156. IMT3. 23 miles E of Burns Junction, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 669 acres (+0). 80% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. The fire is lined.
Aspen OR-BUD-006075. IMT4. 20 miles SE of Frenchglen, OR. Start 8/17. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 250 acres (+0). 90% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. Mop up ongoing. Limited access. Does not meet 209 large fire criteria. Not included in large fire count. 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 weather will continue today under high pressure. Unstable conditions near the Central Cascades. Another dry cold front is expected Sunday night in Eastern Washington. Significant fire potential is elevated in most areas.

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