18 May 2008, 5:53pm
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Mustang Corner Fire

Location: 10 miles NW of Homestead, FL

Specific location: south of the Chekika visitor area of Everglades National Park

Date of Origin: 05/14/2008 at 0831 hrs.
Cause: human

Situation as of 05/21/08
Total Personnel: 252
Size: 39,465 acres
Percent Contained: 70%


Situation as of 05/20/08
Total Personnel: 252
Size: 39,465 acres
Percent Contained: 50%


Situation as of 05/18/08
Total Personnel: 194
Size: 32,821 acres
Percent Contained:30%

Fuels: Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Summary: Primarily wind-driven fire with flame lengths of 5 to 10 feet in grass fuels. Rates of spread about 1/2 mile per hour in sustained winds. Spotting up to 0.1 miles. Southern Area Type 1 IMT (Quesinberry) took over the incident Saturday, May 17. Firefighters are directly attacking the fire along the southern perimeter without backburning. Along the northeastern edge of the fire, aerial resources worked today to douse the flames with water.

The fire impacts important habitat for two subpopulations of the Federally endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow.

Current Wind Conditions: 25 mph SW

18 May 2008, 5:57pm
by Mike

Quesinberry’s Southern Area Blue Type 1 IMT successfully contained the Black Crater Fire (2006) on the Deschutes NF in Oregon.



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