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Friday, August 26, 2016

8/26/2016 NWCC Large Fire Morning Briefing

Date/Time Stamp: Friday, Aug 26, 2016, 06:46
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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 reported at 25 acres in Western Oregon. Minimal growth reported on large fires. Moderate growth on multiple strategy fires.

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

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 11 (OR: 5, WA: 6)
New Fires and Acres18 fires for 46 acres850 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 9 fires for 25 acres
WA: 9 fires for 21 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 5

National Fire Activity 
Initial attack activity: 93 new fires
New large incidents: 3
Large fires contained: 4
Uncontained large fires: 30
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 7
Type 2 IMTs committed: 9

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
Pickens North WA-NES-000832. IMT3. 7 miles NE of Tonasket, WA. Start 8/24. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 600 acres. Unknown containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. Mop-up progressing. Not included in new fires and acres count.
Incidents Previously Reported: 10
Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024. IMT2. NW Team 9 (Goff). 8 miles SW of Wellpinit, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 18,417 acres (+197). 50% containment. Moderate fire behavior. Timber and grass. Structures destroyed and threatened. Evacuations and 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.
Deep North WA-NES-000802. IMT2. NW Team 10 (Ciraulo). 25 miles NE of Colville, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 596 acres (-21). 30% containment. Timber and brush. Moderate fire behavior with active burning in pockets of heavier fuels. Evacuation notices in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/22.
Hart WA-NES-000806. IMT2. NW Team 7 (Knerr). 13 miles N of Davenport, WA. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 4,983 acres (+63). 55% containment. Grass and timber. Moderate fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. No growth expected. Structures threatened. Area closure in effect. State Mobilization authorized 8/21. Cayuse Mtn. WA-SPA-000024 started as Hart fire WA-NES-000806, which crossed the Spokane River.
Spokane Complex WA-NES-000819. IMT2. NW Team 11 (Rabe). Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 6,195 acres (+63). 80% contained. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. Structures destroyed and threatened.
Wellesley WA-NES-000807. Start 8/21. 7 miles NE of Spokane, WA. 341 acres (+0). 100% containment. Patrol status. State Mobilization ended 8/24.
Yale WA-NES-000808. Start 8/21. 12 miles S of Spokane, WA. 5,854 acres (+63). 75% containment. Line complete. Some interior burning. State Mobilization authorized 8/21.  

Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 6 (Sheldon). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 32,829 acres (+319). 50% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior. 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 (+0). 20% containment. Timber. Active fire behavior. The fire is lined. Extensive mop-up in heavy fuels. Evacuation notices and road closures in effect. No 209 received.
2500 Road OR-553S-1655100617. IMT3. 3 mi NE of Depoe Bay, OR. Start 8/22. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 202 acres (+0). 70% containment. Timber. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Steep terrain. Heavy fuels.
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. No 209 received.
Hot Springs OR-WSA-000067. ICT4. 7 mi N of Warm Springs, OR. Start 8/23. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 313 acres (+0). 90% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior. No growth expected. Last report on morning brief unless significant activity occurs.
Cherry Road OR-VAD-000164. ICT4. 7 miles SW of Adrian, OR. Start 8/21. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 35,308 acres (+208). 95% containment. Grass and Brush. Minimal fire behavior. 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
A strong thermal trough west of the Cascades is elevating large fire potential on the west side due to dry, windy, and unstable conditions. Early Saturday the thermal trough will shift east as a dry cold front moves over Washington. This will bring "high risk" large fire potential conditions to most of the PSAs east of the Cascades during the main burning period on Saturday due to the combination of high fire danger, very strong winds, and low humidity. With ongoing large incidents and the potential for new ones, this is a critical situation on Saturday with the main focus on eastern Washington. After Saturday, fire potential declines as a slow cooling and moistening trend develops.

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