28 Aug 2008, 9:13am
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Nature Fire

Location: 3 miles W of Picabo, Blaine Co., ID

Specific Location: Silver Creek Nature Preserve, S of Hwy 20, Lat 43° 18´ 49″ Lon 114° 12´ 51″

Date of Origin: 08/27/2008
Cause: human

Situation as of 08/29/2008 at 5:20 PM
Personnel: 166
Size: 14,874 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Structures Destroyed: 4 outbuildings total

100% containment. Minimal interior smokes. Mop up.


Situation as of 08/28/2008 at 5:45 PM
Personnel: 207
Size: 10,700 acres
Percent Contained: 35%

Structures Destroyed: 3 outbuildings


Situation as of 08/27/2008 at 7:00 PM
Personnel: 117
Size: 700 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Roads to the Silver Creek Nature Preserve (The Nature Conservancy) have been closed. It is unclear from the reports whether the fire started on TNC property. The Nature Fire is not a WFU, despite the fact that TNC is a principal supporter and proponent of WFU. Evidently WFU applies to other people’s property, not theirs. When TNC gets a fire, they expect firefighters to put it out and the taxpayers (not the TNC, they pay no taxes) to pay for it.



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