11 Aug 2008, 7:05pm
Idaho
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Snow Hole Fire

Location: 12 mi. SW of Cottonwood, Idaho Co., ID

Specific Location: Burnt Creek, trib to Salmon River, confluence near Whitehouse Bar, Nez Perce NF, Lat 45° 58´ 10″ Lon 116° 32´ 51″

Date of Origin: 08/08/2008
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 08/18/08 5:25 PM
Personnel: 282
Size: 2,900 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $3,251,551

Transition to a type 3 team occured at 0600 8/19/2008. Last report unless activity increases.

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Situation as of 08/17/08 5:50 PM
Personnel: 323
Size: 2,900 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $2,934,545

Transition to a type 3 team will occur at 0600 8/19/2008.

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Situation as of 08/16/08 5:45 PM
Personnel: 352
Size: 2,900 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $2,794,206

Mopup standards of 200 feet inside control line was being met in almost all the divisions. [We no longer clean up the copy coming from the East Basin CC professional Information staff. Why leave the impression that they can write in correct English when they can't? - Ed]

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Situation as of 08/15/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 516
Size: 2,900 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $2,286,220

Smoldering creeping and occasional single tree torching all within the control lines. Mop up begins in all divisions.

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Situation as of 08/14/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 504
Size: 2,900 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Costs to Date: $1,469,000

Increased acreage due to confirmation of fire perimeter by GPS track. Line was completed around the fire area. Burnouts planned on western flank as weather permits.

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Situation as of 08/13/08 6:40 PM
Personnel: 366
Size: 800 acres
Percent Contained: 20%

Costs to Date: $731,000

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Situation as of 08/12/08 7:00 PM
Personnel: 224
Size: 300 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $404,380

Good progress on dozer line. Extreme terrain and difficult access is slowing progress.

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Situation as of 08/11/08 5:30 PM
Personnel: 118
Size: 200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Fire established in Burnt Creek. Rapid uphill runs, spotting, torching.

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Situation as of 08/10/08 4:45 PM
Personnel: 49
Size: 110 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Type 2 team ordered.

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