SWCC MORNING INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING
0930, August 21, 2014 SWA PREPAREDNESS LEVEL:
2
(7/07/14)
  NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS LEVEL:
3
(8/18/14)
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SITUATION

WILDLAND FIRE

 

Summary

Fire activity continues to be light throughout the Southwest Area, with 3 new fires and 1 new acre reported for yesterday. Most activity being reported in Arizona.  We have 13 fires >100 acres, where all are being managed using confine, monitor, point protection, or a combination strategy. No new prescribed fires and no new acres reported.

Monsoonal moisture continues to flow through most of the Area, in the form of precipitation and/or humidity 30% or greater. Over the next 7-Day period, expect conditions to be seasonally cool and humid with widely scattered showers and storms through the weekend. Forecasted fire danger for today is predominately low to moderate. All Predictive Service Areas ERC values trending below the 50th percentile, except for western Texas. Overall, initial attack and significant fire activity potential remains low for today. Prescribed fires planned for today include South Rim Piles (Grand Canyon NP), Perry Spring Piles (Lincoln NF), Gonzales (Lincoln NF), and Cora Dutton (Lincoln NF).

Resources currently assigned to activities in the Southwest Area continues to be light with only a few engines and approximately 70-80 personnel (overhead / support) assigned to a resource order. We have 1 Type 1 IMT and 2 Type 2 IMT's available.

Nationally, fire activity reporting was light for yesterday with 105 new fires and two new large fires reported. One NIMO, 6 Type 1 IMT's, and 11 Type 2 IMT's committed with most in the Northwest Area (10).  National Preparedness Level is now at PL-3. 

Southwest Area continues to provide resources to other Geographic Areas, including Type 1 (12), Type 2 (2), and Type 2IA crews (7), engines (100+), and overhead / support personnel (700+). Most SWA resources are mobilized to Northwest, Northern California, and Northern Rockies. SWA Type 2 Team 3 (Day, IC) was mobilized on 8/04 to the Umatilla National Forest (Oregon) on preposition. Subsequently, the team has been assigned to the Bald Sisters Fire on the Malheur National Forest. The GLZ Type 3 Team (Holguin, IC) was mobilized 8/01 to Willamette National Forest (Oregon) on Misc ABC, but moved to the Deception Complex (OR-WIF) on 8/14.  The current trend for sending SWA resources to out-of-area assignments has started to decrease.

 
Wildland Fires & Acres By Unit for Yesterday (As reported by the local Dispatch Center - SIT Report submissions.)
      Human Lightning  Prescribed
  Agency State-Unit Fires Acres Fires Acres Fires Acres
  BIA AZ-PMA 1 0 0 0 0 0
  BLM AZ-CRD 1 0 0 0 0 0
  NPS AZ-GCP 0 0 1 0 0 0
  Grand Total: 2 0 1 0 0 0
  The above table displays all fires and acres reported by the local Dispatch Center via the National SIT REPORT Program.  All fires are new fires, however, the acreage reported can be an accumulation of new fires plus all acres from ongoing ICS-209 fires reported via the ICS-209 System. (i.e. Do not think of fires and acres as synonymous, they can be different.  For example, at times there can be 0 new fires and 1+ acres.)   Southwest Unit Identifiers for State-Unit column.

 
Initial Attack By Name and Unit for Today and Yesterday (Reported via WildWEB as wildfires or smoke report.)
ARIZONA NEW MEXICO
  Crossroads, AZ-COF, .1 ac.  

 
Total Year-to-Date Wildland Fires & Acres
  By Unit     |     By State     |     Fires >100 Acres (By State)

 
Reporting Dispatch Centers (Dispatch Centers that submitted a SIT Report for yesterday.)
ARIZONA   NEW MEXICO
  Reported No Report   Reported No Report
    ADC     TDC
  SDC       ABC
  TDC     SDC  
  FDC     ADC  
  WDC     SFC  
  PDC        
  PHC        

 

OPEN ICS-209 INCIDENTS

 

FULL SUPPRESSION  - (Reports due daily until fire is 100% contained.)
None reported.  
   
CONFINE / MONITOR / POINT PROTECTION - (Reports due each Thursday until fire is declared OUT)

Sitgreaves Complex
Kaibab National Forest
Williams Dispatch
5 miles northwest of Parks, AZ (35.3250N, 111.9830W)
10,550 acres (Sitgreaves: 10,228 acres; Duck: 322 acres). N/A contained. Lightning caused. Confine / Point Protection strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - 2 (Timber).

Type 4 (Orozco, IC)
3 engines. Total 20 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 8/14 - 1940

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Deer Head
Saguaro National Park
Tucson Dispatch
11 miles east of Tucson, AZ (32.2055N, 110.5361W)
1,097 acres. N/A contained. Started 7/24. Lightning caused. Confine / Monitor strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - 2 (Timber).
Type 4 (Yancick, IC)
1 helicopter. Total 7 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 8/14 - 2023
Browns
Tonto National Forest
Phoenix Dispatch
10 miles south/southwest of Payson, AZ (33.6947N, 111.3330W)
895 acres. N/A contained. Started 7/26. Lightning caused. Monitor strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - 4 (Chaparral - 6 feet).
Type 4 (Fogarty, IC)
1 engine. Total 5 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 8/14 - 1958
Quaking
Kaibab National Forest
Williams Dispatch
23 miles south of Jacobs Lake, AZ (36.3813N, 112.2844W)
496 acres. N/A contained. Started 7/13. Lightning caused. Confine strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - (Timber).
Type 4 (Veater, IC)
1 engine. Total 5 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 8/14 - 1831

Kanabownits
Grand Canyon National Park
Williams Dispatch
11 miles northwest of North Rim Admin Center, AZ (36.2983N, 112.2050W)
303 acres. N/A contained. Started 7/08.  Lightning caused. Point Protection strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - 2 (Timber).

Type 4 (Fritzer, IC)
Total 1 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 8/14 - 1912

Pot Hole
Coconino National Forest
Flagstaff Dispatch
22 miles north of Payson, AZ (34.5419N, 111.4000W)
2,200 acres. N/A contained. Started 7/08.  Lightning caused. Monitor strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - 2 (Timber).

Type 4 (Causer, IC)
Total 1 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATE 209: 8/15 - 1618

General
Coconino National Forest
Flagstaff Dispatch
22 miles north of Payson, AZ (34.4883N, 111.2261W)
2,104 acres. N/A contained. Started 7/05.  Lightning caused. Monitor strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - 2 (Timber).

Type 4 (AZ-COF)
Total 1 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 8/15 - 1601

Kinder
Coconino National Forest
Flagstaff Dispatch
20 miles north of Payson, AZ (34.5333N, 111.2911W)
325 acres. N/A contained. Started 7/28. Lightning caused. Monitor strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - (Timber).
Type 4 (Causer, IC)
Total 1 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 8/15 - 1528
Whisky
El Malpais National Monument
Albuquerque Dispatch
16 miles south/southwest of Grants, NM (34.9716N, 108.0691W)
850 acres. N/A contained. Started 7/18. Lightning caused. Monitor / confine strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - 2 (Timber).
Type 3 (Jeansonne, IC)
3 engine. Total 11 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 7/28 - 1032
   
CONFINE / MONITOR / POINT PROTECTION INCIDENTS <100 ACRES
Cienega
Gila National Forest
Silver City Dispatch
20 miles northeast of Gila Cliff Dwellings, NM(33.4244N, 108.0427W)
25 acres. N/A contained. Started 8/11. Lightning caused. Monitor strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - 2 (Timber).
Gila NF (D2)
Total 0 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 8/15 - 1038
Island
Coconino National Forest
Flagstaff Dispatch
20 miles east of Camp Verde, AZ (34.5786N, 111.4719W)
10 acres. N/A contained. Started 7/24. Lightning caused. Monitor strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - 2 (Timber).
Type 4 (Giesemann, IC)
Total 1 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 8/15 - 1516
Sawmill
Coconino National Forest
Flagstaff Dispatch
8 miles southeast of Mormon Lake, AZ (34.8372N, 111.3244W)
10 acres. N/A contained. Started 7/31. Lightning caused. Monitor strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - 2 (Timber).
Type 4 (Auza, IC)
Total 3 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 8/15 - 1552
Skates
Gila National Forest
Silver City Dispatch
3 miles east of Lake Roberts, NM (33.0152N, 108.1113W)
.1 acres. N/A contained. Started 8/09. Lightning caused. Monitor strategy.
0 structures threatened, 0 damaged, 0 destroyed.
Fuel Model - 2 (Timber).
Gila NF (D5)
Total 0 personnel.
CRN: None
LAST UPDATED 209: 8/15 - 1033
   
LEGEND: CRN = Critical Resource Needs ICS-209 Strategy Definitions  | SWCG / MAC Group Incident Priority List

 

INCIDENT MAPS

 

OPEN ICS-209's INCIDENTS
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NATIONAL SITUATION REPORT

 

8/21/14   National Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR)
Initial Attack Activity: Light (105 new fires) Area Command Teams Committed: 0
New Large Fires: 2 NIMOs Committed: 1
Large Fires Contained: 0 Type 1 IMTs Committed: 6
Uncontained Large Fires**: 26 Type 2 IMTs Committed: 11
       
NATIONAL
PRIORITY
PREPAREDNESS
LEVEL
NEW
FIRES
NEW
LARGE FIRES
UNCONTAINED
LARGE FIRES
IMT'S
COMMITTED
Northwest 4 24 0 8 10
Northern California 4 14 0 9 3
Southern California 4 17 0 2 2
Northern Rockies 2 21 0 3 3
Southern 1 12 2 4 0

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 ** Uncontained large fires include only fires being managed under a full suppression strategy.
 
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