22 Jun 2008, 11:59pm
California
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HUU Humboldt Complex Fires

Location: Various locations throughout Humboldt Co., CA

Date of Origin: 06/21/08
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 07/13/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 87
Size: 1,325 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $9,164,787

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Situation as of 07/11/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 196
Size: 1,310 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: not updated

With the warmer weather and lower humidity, islands inside the burn are burning out.

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Situation as of 07/10/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 303
Size: 1,310 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $8,797,757

Est date of containment: 07/24/2008

Paradise is still the priority fire. No change in fire size or behavior for the last 72 hours. Due to the steep terrain, there are portions of the fire that line construction can not safely be established. Secondary control lines are in place for these areas. Containment and Control dates were extended due to the current weather pattern, fuel conditions, and resource drawdown.

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Situation as of 07/07/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 303
Size: 1,310 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $8,209,536

Est containment date: 07/10/2008

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Situation as of 07/06/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 303
Size: 1,300 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $7,926,767

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Situation as of 07/04/08 7:00 AM
Total Personnel: 417
Size: 1,275 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $7,479,266

1 burn injury late this afternoon. Patient currently being transported to the UC Davis Burn Center.

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Situation as of 07/03/08 noon
Total Personnel: 301
Size: 1,275 acres
Percent Contained: 65%

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Situation as of 07/02/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 473
Size: 1,275 acres
Percent Contained: 65%

Paradise Fire, 925 acres 65% contained. Fire is in very steep and hazardous terrain. Total lightning fires for the unit is still at 60 with 59 contained.

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Situation as of 06/30/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 600
Size: 1,275 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Costs to Date: $5,640,899

Paradise Fire is 925 acres and 50% contained. Total lightning fires for the unit is 60 with 59 contained.

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Situation as of 06/28/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 645
Size: 1,275 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Paradise Fire is 925 acres and 40% contained. Eel River Base Camp is being used to support resources working on fires in Northern MEU.

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Situation as of 06/27/08 10:00 PM
Total Personnel: 645
Size: 1,225 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Steep terrain. Fire is spotting over the line.

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Situation as of 06/27/08 7:00 AM
Total Personnel: 611?
Size: 1,175 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

The complex has 58 fires that have burned for 1,175 acres. There are currently 13 active fires in this complex. The Paradise Fire is north of Shelter Cove and is 825 acres and 40% contained.

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Situation as of 06/25/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 611
Size: 1,050 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Costs to Date: $1,220,725

Structures Threatened: 500 PRIM Structures Destroyed: NONE

Paradise Fire is 700 acres. Eel River Base Camp is being used to support resources working on Northern MEU fires. Firing operations suspended due to winds. Some spotting occurring.

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Situation as of 06/24/08 10:00 PM
Total Personnel: 611
Size: 950 acres
Percent Contained: 45%

Terrain is extremely steep and access is very difficult. Need hand crews to access many fires. Fogged in air attack base requires long return times for air tankers.

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Situation as of 06/23/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 611
Size: 900 acres
Percent Contained: 30%

Costs to Date: $687,809

Lone Pine Fire is 80 acres (Lat 39 59.425 Lon 123 24.076). Paradise Fire is 500 acres with plan to go to 900 acres (Lat 40 6.243 Lon 124 2.403).

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Situation as of 06/22/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 505
Size: 300 acres
Percent Contained: 15%

At least 50 fires. ICs continue to evaluate for effective suppression techniques. Several fires may require indirect attack with subsequent larger acreages. Fires will continue to spread overnight.

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