19 Aug 2008, 10:12am
Idaho
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Porcupine Fire

Location: 20 miles E of Elk City, Idaho

Specific Location: 5 mi SE of Red River Hot Springs, Nez Perce NF, Lat 45° 43´ 14″ Lon 115° 5´ 53″

Date of origin: 08/18/2008
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 09/17/2008 7:00 AM
Personnel:26
Size: 2,350 acres
Percent contained: 25%

Costs to Date: $1,100,000

Fire has flared up again. Short crown runs, with moderate rates of ground fire spread.

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Situation as of 08/21/2008 5:00 PM
Personnel: 140
Size: 2,147 acres
Percent contained: 10%

Costs to Date: $551,740

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Situation as of 08/20/2008 5:00 PM
Personnel: 161
Size: 2,147 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $262,895

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Situation as of 08/18/2008 2:45 PM
Personnel: not reported
Size: 300 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Est date of containment: 10/01/2008 [indicates that no attempt will be made to contain this fire. It is a non-suppression "suppression fire, a de facto whoofoo. - Ed]

Red River Hot Springs, Green Mountain Lookout, Sable Creek Ranch, Outfitter camps threatened. Road closure in effect for Forest Road 468 (Montana Road).

Group tree torching (100% stand mortality) and very active fire behavior with uphill runs observed.

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