30 Jul 2008, 9:28pm
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Gooseberry Fire

Location: 10 mi SE of Doyle, CA, 20 mi W of Pyramid Lake, Washoe Co. NV

Specific Location: near Gooseberry Spring, Lat 39° 56´ 6″ Lon 119° 57´ 11″

Date of Origin: 07/29/2008
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 07/31/08 5:30 PM
Personnel: 194
Size: 3,042 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Fire contained today. Handline construction completed. Mopup operations continue 100-300 feet inside the perimeter.


Situation as of 07/29/08 9:00 PM
Personnel: 173
Size: 800 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Critical Mule Deer winter range is being consumed. The threat to significant Sage Grouse and Big Horn Sheep habitats.

Inaccessibility caused delays of resources getting into position for anchoring the fire and initiating initial attack. Gusty and erratic winds causing significant fire behavior. Significant fire runs in continuous pinon-juniper. Crowning and spotting. Rapid rates of spread.



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