18 Aug 2008, 5:30pm
Oregon
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Minam Peak WFU Fire

Location: 12 miles SW of Joseph, Wallowa Co., OR

Specific Location: Long Lake, SE side of Minam Peak, Lat 45° 14′ 8″ Lon 117° 26′ 38″

Date of Origin: 08/07/2008
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 08/21/2008 3:00 PM
Personnel: 0
Size: 375 acres
Percent contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): not reported

The fire received a significant amount of moisture yesterday.

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Situation as of 08/20/2008 2:00 PM
Personnel: 0
Size: 375 acres
Percent contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): not reported

Increase in fire size due to better guess-timating.

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Situation as of 08/19/2008 6:00 PM
Personnel: 0
Size: 305 acres
Percent contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): not reported

Fire received a significant amount of moisture yesterday and today grew approximately 1 ac. Very few smokes observed today.

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Situation as of 08/18/2008 7:00 PM
Personnel: 0
Size: 300 acres
Percent contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): not reported

The fire is doing exactly what the managers want in the WFU. [sic] Possible flight again tomorrow.

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Situation as of 08/18/2008 2:30 PM
Personnel: 0
Size: 200 acres
Percent contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): not reported

First report by NWCC 8/18. Creeping, single and group torching observed 8/17/08.

Responsible official: Wallowa-Whitman NF Forest Supervisor Steve Ellis
Phone Number: (541) 523-6391

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