9 Aug 2008, 7:32pm
Oregon
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Silvies River Fire

Location: 13 miles NW of Burns/Hines, Harney Co., OR

Specific Location: Silvies River, Lat 43° 43´ 46″ Lon 119° 11´ 46″

Date of Origin: 08/07/08
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/13/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 302
Size: Size: 4,040 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: not reported, est $2.6 million

100% containment

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Situation as of 08/12/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 422
Size: Size: 4,040 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $2,096,436

Size of fire increased due to more accurate mapping of perimeter. Little fire activity, some scattered smoldering.

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Situation as of 08/11/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 545
Size: Size: 3,000 acres
Percent Contained: 70%

Costs to Date: $1,676,658

Very little activity, some smoldering and low intensity flames. Demob resources.

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Situation as of 08/10/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 572
Size: Size: 3,000 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

Costs to Date: $828,711

Occasional torching of unburned areas. Handline completed in Div Z from ridge to river. Continue control lines, and begin mop up utilizing water sources.

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Situation as of 08/09/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 157
Size: Size: 3,000 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Central Oregon Type 2 IMT (Rapp) engaged. Establishing control lines and water sources. Successful burnout on west side of fire.

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Situation as of 08/08/08 10:00 PM
Total Personnel: 86
Size: Size: 1,100 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

An historic cabin was destroyed in 8/8 run. Type 2 IMT assigned to take over fire at 1800 8/9/2008.

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