11 Jul 2008, 10:08am
Washington
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Cayuse Fire

Location: 12 miles E of Tonasket, Okanogan Co. WA

Specific Location: Lat 48° 41´ 31″ Lon 119° 12´ 0″

Date of Origin: 07/09/2008
Cause: Unknown

Situation as of 07/19/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 180
Size: 1,778 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $2,900,000

Beginning demob. Accounting and removal of equipment.

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Situation as of 07/15/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 324
Size: 1,778 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $2,348,000

Continue with securing the fireline, mopup, and patrol.

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Situation as of 07/14/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 410
Size: 1,768 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $2,003,600

Red Flag Warning in effect until 10 pm PDT Wednesday for winds and low humidities. Eastern WA and OR. West winds 6 to 11 mph increasing to NW 12 to 19 mph in the afternoon. In the eastern Columbia River Gorge west winds 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Gusts to 35 mph.

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Situation as of 07/13/08 3:00 PM
Total Personnel: 506
Size: 1,768 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $1,250,000

Demobilization this morning.

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Situation as of 07/12/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 482
Size: 1,768 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Costs to Date: $841,042

Heavy concentrations of fuel burned intensely, posing containment challenges.

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Situation as of 07/11/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 287
Size: 1,500 acres
Percent Contained: 5%

Costs to Date: $245,000

Level 1 Evacuation Notice remains in place. Structures Destroyed: 1 residence

Remarks: High political impact in an area with historic heavy fire experience. [That's what the report said - Ed]

[The Lat/Lon put this fire on Cayuse Mtn. ~12 miles E of Tonasket, N of Hwy 20, at least 30 miles NE of Okanogan. The coordinates indicate private land, although Okanogan NF lands are in the immediate vicinity. -Ed]

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Situation as of 07/10/08 9:00 AM
Total Personnel: 202
Size: 1,100 acres
Percent Contained: 5%

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