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WO FAM Brief (training)

USDA Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management Incident Update

Monday, April 30, 2018 08:00 EDT

Note: Items with an * are from previous day’s NICC Incident Management Situation Report.

Overview

National Preparedness Level: 2

Geographic Area Preparedness Levels:

Alaska

1

 

 

Northwest

1

 

Eastern Area

2

 

 

Rocky Mountain

1

 

Great Basin

1

 

 

Southern Area

2

 

Northern California

1

 

 

Southern California

2

 

Northern Rockies

1

 

 

Southwest

3

 

*Fire Activity Summary

Initial Attack Activity:

Light

(54 fires)

New Large Fires:

2

Contained Large Fires:

1

Uncontained Large Fires:

5

Year-to-Date Fires:

17,034

 

Activity Map

3Link to dynamic fire situation map (EGP)

AK, HI, PR: Minimal activity at this time

 

Activity Discussion  

National Situation

Light initial attack.

USDA Forest Service Situation

The Tinder fire on the Coconino NF grew overnight to approximately 7,000 acres driven by high winds.

Resources

Numbers of nationally assigned personnel remain steady.

 

*Interagency Committed Resources

NIMO

0

Type 1 IMT

1

Type 2 IMT

0

Personnel (approx.)

1,471

Helicopters

17

 

 

Fire Weather

 

Text Box: Red Flag Warning      Fire Weather Watch
Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches

 

AK, HI, PR: No Red Flag Warnings in effect

 

Weather Discussion

Cool conditions will continue across Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Northern Rockies as a pair of low pressure systems remain over the region. Temperatures will be below normal, and precipitation will be possible mainly over the higher terrain. A slightly breezy southwesterly flow across Southern California and the Southwest will create pockets of critical fire weather conditions; however, a significant event is not expected. Temperatures in the East will rebound as the ridge of high pressure over the Great Plains moves east across the Mississippi River Valley.

 

In Alaska, the wet pattern will continue as the next system brings widespread rain and snow showers to the Interior. Very windy conditions are again expected in the Aleutian Islands.

 

 

U.S. General Weather and Hazards Outlook

 

Link (CPC Hazards Outlook)

Wildfire Incident Activity

Fires of Interest

Southwest

 

Tinder – Federal, USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest. Happy Jack, AZ. (Start 4/27).

Timber. Cause: Unknown. IMT1. 6,358 acres. 0% contained. Cost $2.1M. Active wind driven fire behavior.

< >Evacuations in progress

Fire Management Assistance Grant approved 04/29Timber. Cause: Unknown. IMT3. 25,966 acres. 63% contained. Cost $10.1M. Moderate fire behavior.

 

< >Incident was transferred from IMT2 to IMT3 on 04/28

Last report unless significant activity occurs 

Non-Wildfire Activity

No significant non-wildfire activity to report at this time.

For Internal Use Only

*End of Report*

The intent of this report is to provide summary information about both Federal and non-Federal fires and all-hazard incidents of interest to senior FS and USDA leadership.

USDA Forest Service National Fire Desk

Washington Office

Phone: (202) 205-1450

Email: firedesk@fs.fed.us

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