20 Aug 2008, 7:08pm
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Triangle Peak WFU Fire

Location: 2 miles W of Nyack, Flathead Co., MT

Specific Location: Great Bear Wilderness, Flathead NF, Lat 48° 26´ 2″ Lon 113° 51´ 37″

Date of origin: 08/09/2008
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 08/19/2008 5:00 PM
Personnel: 20
Size: 270 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size: not reported

First official report 8/20/08.

Costs to Date: $75,000

Heavy helicopter support will continue to be critical for working E edge of the fire to prevent it from spreading towards private land and homes.



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