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Thursday, August 25, 2016

8/25/2016 NWCC Large Fire Brief

Date/Time Stamp: Thursday, Aug 25, 2016, 05:29
Posting frequency is daily by 0700.

Northwest Activity Summary
Warm and dry over the past 24 hours with moderate winds.  No lightning and no rain. Light initial attack, with the largest fire (Pickens North) reported at 250 acres in Northeast Washington. Minimal growth on existing large fires.

Preparedness Levels
Northwest3 (8/1)
National4 (8/19)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 0
Large fires contained: 1
Uncontained large fires: 10 (OR: 5, WA: 5)
New Fires and Acres19 fires for 276 acres1,534 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 9 fires for 2 acres
WA: 10 fires for 274 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 6

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 90 new fires
New large incidents: 4
Large fires contained: 3
Uncontained large fires: 35
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 8
Type 2 IMTs committed: 10

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 0
Incidents Previously Reported: 11
Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024. IMT2. NW Team 9 (Goff). 8 miles SW of Wellpinit, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 18,220 acres (+8,220). 40% containment. Moderate fire behavior. Timber and grass. Structures lost and threatened. Evacuation notices in effect. Road and trail closures. Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River. Acreage increase due to better mapping, not included in large fire growth tally.
Spokane Complex WA-NES-000819. IMT2. NW Team 11 (Rabe). Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,132 acres
(+59). 67% contained. Grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior. Structures lost and threatened. Evacuation notices in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/21.  
Wellesley WA-NES-000807. Start 8/21. 7 miles NE of Spokane, WA. 341 acres (-24). 100% containment. The fire is lined. Mop-up progressing.
Yale WA-NES-000808. Start 8/21. 12 miles S of Spokane, WA. 5,791 acres (+83). 60% containment. Line complete. Some interior burning.
Hart WA-NES-000806. IMT2. NW Team 7 (Knerr). 13 miles N of Davenport, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 4,920 acres (+720). 36% containment. Grass and timber. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and single tree torching. Structures threatened. Evacuation notices and area and campground closures in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/21. Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River.
Deep North WA-NES-000802. IMT2. NW Team 10 (Ciraulo). 25 miles NE of Colville, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 617 acres (-118). 15% containment. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with active burning in pockets of heavier fuels. Evacuation notices in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/22.
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 32,510 acres (+340). 47% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. The fire has burned into the Monument Rock Wilderness. Road, trail and area closures in effect. Some spread south toward containment lines. Continued mop-up and burn out as conditions allow. Evacuation notices in effect.
Cleveland Ridge OR-711S-014617. ICT3. 25 miles N of Medford, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 635 acres (+400). 20% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, group torching and spotting. Extensive mop-up in heavy fuels. Evacuation notices and road closures in effect.
Cherry Road OR-VAD-000164. IMT2. NW Team 8 (Johnson). 7 miles SW of Adrian, OR. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 35,100 acres (+3,433). 85% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. Sage grouse habitat threatened.Transition to the local unit scheduled for 8/26 at 0600.
2500 Road OR-553S-1655100617. IMT3. 3 mi NE of Depoe Bay, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 202 acres (+2). 20% containment. Timber. Direct and indirect line. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. No growth expected. Steep terrain. Heavy fuels.
Hot Springs OR-WSA-000067. ICT4. 7 mi N of Warm Springs, OR. Start 8/23. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 313 acres (+13). 31% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Mop-up progressing. No growth expected. 
Tule #6 WA-YAA-000147. IMT3. 25 miles SE of Yakima, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,200 acres. (+0) 80% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Some interior burning. Mop-up ongoing.
Kahlotus WA-WFS-000444. IMT3. 10 miles SW of Washtucna, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 5,942 acres (+0). 100% containment. All resources released. Last report on morning brief 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
Continued warming trend with dry conditions today and tomorrow. Northerly winds on the east side, and a thermal trough on the west side, possibly bringing east winds. A strong cold front is expected to bring gusty west winds Saturday. Fire potential is escalating in most locations across the region, with the Willamette Valley at high risk due to very hot, dry and unstable conditions.

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