9 Aug 2008, 7:44pm
Washington
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Columbia River Road Fire

Location: 9 miles W of Nespelem, Okanogan Co., WA

Specific Location: Hopkins Canyon, Coyote Ck., Colville Indian Res., Lat 48° 8´ 19″ Lon 119° 10´ 19″

Date of Origin: 08/07/08
Cause: alleged arson

Situation as of 08/19/08 5:30 PM
Personnel: 259
Size: 22,155 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $8,400,000

Continue to demob and complete rehab

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Situation as of 08/18/08 4:00 PM
Personnel: 395
Size: 22,155 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $8,294,614

Fire perimeter has been mopped to turn back standards. Some minor interior burning is still being observed. Incident will be turned over to a Type III organization at 0600, Tuesday August 19, 2008 for final patrols over the next few days.

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Situation as of 08/15/08 8:00 PM
Personnel: 790
Size: 22,155 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: not updated, est $6 million

100% containment. Weather continues to warm. Some continued interior burning is being observed.

Evacuation notice for Kartar community remains in effect. Threatened structures include 20 residences. Road closures are in effect.

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Situation as of 08/13/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 986
Size: 22,106 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Costs to Date: $5,333,306

Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Evacuation notice for Kartar community remains in effect. Threatened structures include 20 residences. Road closures are in effect.

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Situation as of 08/12/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 866
Size: 22,171 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Costs to Date: $4,085,264

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Situation as of 08/11/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 702
Size: 21,914 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

Costs to Date: $3,126,916

The level one evacuation notice for the Kartar community remains in effect. A structure protection plan and evacuation triggers have been established for HWY 155, north of the fire.

Fire behavior today was moderate with small runs observed in light fuels and individual and group torching in heavier timber.

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Situation as of 08/10/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 659
Size: Size: 20,655 acres
Percent Contained: 15%

Costs to Date: $1,589,465

Reduced acreage is due to more accurate mapping of fire perimeter. Evacuations still in effect. Drier weather, lower humidities, strong winds predicted.

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Situation as of 08/09/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 555
Size: Size: 21,638 acres
Percent Contained: 15%

Costs to Date: $833,331The level one evacuation notice for the Kartar community remains in effect.

Light rain reduced fire behavior. Crews continue work to hold fire at Dan Nason Road.

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Situation as of 08/08/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 307
Size: Size: 18,723 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Level one evacuation notice for the Kartar community.

Fire made major runs thoughout the afternoon. Crews worked to hold fire at Dan Nason Road.

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