19 Aug 2008, 10:22am
Montana
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Bear Gulch Fire

Location: 12 miles E of Townsend, Broadwater Co., MT
Specific Location: Big Belt Mtns., 6 mi W of Missouri River, N of Hwy 12, Helena NF, Lat 46° 19´ 57″ Lon 111° 11´ 26″

Date of origin: 08/18/2008
Cause: under investigation

Situation as of 08/24/2008 12:30 PM
Personnel: 220
Size: 755 acres
Percent contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $1,400,000

Fire is 100% contained. 100% mopup of all spots, and within 2 chains of Line. Secrest Type 2 IMT turning fire over to Type 3 organization at 0600, Monday, 8/25/08.

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Situation as of 08/22/2008 3:45 PM
Personnel: 270
Size: 755 acres
Percent contained: 91%

Costs to Date: $1,078,000

Completed handline around fire. Continue 100% mopup on all spots and within 2 chains of line.

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Situation as of 08/21/2008 4:00 PM
Personnel: 305
Size: 755 acres
Percent contained: 72%

Costs to Date: $761,000

Good progress made on handline going direct, due to cooler temps and higher humidity. Beginning mopup in Divisions A & Z.

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Situation as of 08/20/2008 4:00 PM
Personnel: 225
Size: 755 acres
Percent contained: 36%

Costs to Date: $520,000

Fire transitioned to Secrest Type 2 IMT at 0600 today. Due to favorable weather, crews made good progress securing line on SE & SW sides of fire. Proceeding to N side.

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Situation as of 08/19/2008 10:00 PM
Personnel: not reported
Size: 750 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Secrest team will take over at 0600 on 8/20

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Situation as of 08/18/2008 6:00 PM
Personnel: not reported
Size: 400 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Secrest’s Type 2 Team ordered.

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