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Thursday, August 11, 2016

NWCC Morning Brief: Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Northwest Activity Summary
Slightly warmer and drier over the past 24 hours. Minimal lightning in northeast Washington. Little to no precipitation across the region. Light initial attack. Minimal growth on existing large fires. One new large fire (Heritage) in Oregon.

Preparedness Levels
Northwest3 (8/1)
National3 (7/25)
Northwest PL Forecast

Northwest Fire Activity
Large Fire Summary
New large fires: 1
Large fires contained: 0
Uncontained large fires: 5 (OR: 4, WA: 1)
New Fires and Acres10 fires for 945 acres
98 acres growth on existing large fires
OR: 6 fires for 905 acres
WA: 4 fires for 40 acres
Northwest IMT Activity
NIMOs committed: 0
Type 1 IMTs committed: 0
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3
National Fire Activity
Initial attack activity: 113 new fires
New large incidents: 7
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: 29
National IMT Activity
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 5
Type 2 IMTs committed: 8

Northwest Current Incident Details
Incidents not Previously Reported: 1
Heritage OR-CGF-000310. ICT3. Unified Command USFS/BIA.11 miles E of The Dalles, OR. Start 8/10. Full Suppression. Cause: Human. 900 acres (+0). 85% containment. Grass and brush. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs and spotting. Structures threatened. Estimated containment today.
Incidents Previously Reported: 4
Juntura Complex OR-VAD-000145. (3 fires). IMT2. NW Team 13 (Gales). 30 miles SW of Vale, OR. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 24,301 acres (+0). 65% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering, backing and creeping. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Strengthen containment lines, mop up and suppression repair.
Simmons Gulch OR-VAD-000132. Start 8/7. 11,362 acres (+0). 70% containment.
Sheep Rock OR-VAD-000130. Start 8/7. 12,783 acres (+0). 60% containment.
Rooster Comb OR-VAD-000141. Start 8/7. 156 acres. (+0). 95% containment.
Rail OR-WWF-000582. IMT2. NW Team 12 (Harrod). 5 miles W of Unity, OR. Start 7/31. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 11,503 acres (+98). 10% containment. Timber. Moderate fire behavior with running, backing and single tree torching. Road, trail and area closures in effect.
Kewa WA-COA-000082. IMT2. NW Team 9 (Goff). 15 miles S of Inchelium, WA. Start 8/2. Full Suppression. Cause: Unknown. 1,889 acres (+0). 75% containment. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Road closures in effect. Light precipitation occurred over the fire area yesterday. Tentative transfer of command from IMT2 NW Team 9 (Goff) to IMT3 tomorrow. Mop up and suppression repair.  Estimated containment tomorrow.
Orejana Flat OR-BUD-006064. ICT3. 30 miles NE of Frenchglen, OR. Start 8/7. Full Suppression. Cause: Lightning. 897 acres (-3). 80% containment. Grass and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Sage-grouse habitat threatened. Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Strengthen containment lines, mop up and patrol. Tentative transfer of command from ICT3 to ICT4 today.

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