15 Aug 2008, 8:49am
Arizona
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Marteen WFU Fire

Location: 15 miles N of Williams, Coconino Co., AZ

Specific Location: Marteen Tank, Kaibab NF, Lat 35° 26´ 36″ Lon 112° 1´ 22″

Date of Origin: 08/07/2008
Date of first report on SWCC: 08/15/2008
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 08/15/08 5:45 PM
Personnel: 13
Size: 310 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported
Maximum desired fire size: not reported

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Situation as of 08/14/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 23
Size: 237 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported
Maximum desired fire size: not reported

Monitor fire progress. Took measures to prevent possible rapid fire spread upslope on Squaw Mountain.

14 Aug 2008, 10:22pm
Idaho
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Westy WFU Fire

Location: ~20 miles NE of Yellowpine, Valley Co., ID

Specific Location: Payette NF, Rush Creek area, Lat 44° 59´ 10″ Lon 114° 59´ 17″; Cabin Creek, Lat 45° 8´ 37″ Lon 114° 55´ 41″, Rainbow Peak, Lat 45° 3´ 32″ Lon 114° 59´ 9″

WFU start date: 08/11/2008
Causes: various

Situation as of 08/26/08 2:20 PM
Personnel: 3
Size: 11,255 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported
Maximum desired fire size: not reported

Flew a recon and contacted ground personnel on the fire [who apparently have no other means of communications -Ed]. Fire could threaten Monumental Ranch in future. Sam Hescock is qualified FUM2 but is not actually at the fire.

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Situation as of 08/19/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 0
Size: 7,839 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported
Maximum desired fire size: not reported

The Westy WFU Fire will combine the Cabin Creek Fire [here] and Rush Creek Fire [here]. Neither of those fires was formally declared WFU fires until today. Neither of those fires was lightning caused.

Acreage breakdown: Westy: 904 acs, Cabin Creek: 5,500 acs, Rush Creek: 1,435 acs

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Situation as of 08/14/08 11:30 AM
Personnel: not reported
Size: 7,060 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported
Maximum desired fire size: not reported

The Westy WFU Fire will combine the Cabin Creek Fire [here] and Rush Creek Fire [here]. Neither of those fires was formally declared WFU fires until today. Neither of those fires was lightning caused.

Acreage breakdown: Westy: 125 acs, Cabin Creek: 5,500 acs, Rush Creek: 1,435 acs

Sam Hescock, Payette NF Fire Manager, (470,000 acres burned last year) has been named as the qualified FUM2. None of these fires are staffed. Fire behavior will be monitored by air and by lookouts.

14 Aug 2008, 3:13pm
Washington
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Malott Fire

Location: 10 mi SW of Malott, Okanogan Co. WA

Specific Location: Lat 48° 17′ 29″ Lon 119° 44′ 4″

Date of Origin: 8/13/2008
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 08/20/08 10:00 AM
Personnel: not reported
Size: 333 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: not reported

All-in-all, one of the worst fire reporting jobs of the year. The Information Officer should be fired or shot. Get that incompetent drunk out of the public employ immediately.

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Situation as of 08/17/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 177
Size: 333 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: not reported

Getting water to the fireline has been a challenge. Using blivets to fill bladder bags. Mop up 200 feet from fire line. Removing all equipment from the fire.

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Situation as of 08/16/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 236
Size: 331 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: not reported

Acreage updated because of GPS and more accurate mapping. Plan to release about 100 people on 8/18/08 and demobilize on 8/19/08.

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Situation as of 08/15/08 8:00 PM
Personnel: 250
Size: 450 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Costs to Date: not reported

A spot fire that started the night of 8/14 was lined and mop up has begun. The spot fire contributed to the increase in estimated fire size. Remaining acreage increase is due to updated mapping. The fire will be GPS mapped 8/16/08 to get a more accurate acreage.

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Situation as of 08/13/08 8:00 AM
Personnel: 200
Size: 150 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported

This fire has been burning for a few days but there have been no reports issued by the NW Interagency Coordination Center, who are apparently fast asleep at the wheel, or on vacation, or sick leave, or just doing nothing and getting paid for it.

Feel free to call them up and ask them just what it is, exactly, that they do to earn their paychecks: 503-808-2720.

14 Aug 2008, 3:13pm
Washington
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Jack Creek Fire

Location: 10 miles SW of Leavenworth, Chelan Co. WA
Specific Location: Jack Creek, Lat 47° 30′ 47″ Lon 120° 56′ 7″

Date of Origin: 08/10/08
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 08/24/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 23
Size: 1,058 acres (no update)
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $463,000

Two days ago the costs were reported to be $548,471. That is down to the dollar. Today they are reported as generally something $80,000 less than that. Did somebody return some cash? Did somebody make an $80,000 mistake? Why was the first cost number so exact and the second so vague?

The quality and competence factors are not high on this fire. The Okanogan-Wenatchee NF have no idea what in the blazes they are doing. The entire whoofoo concept was instituted illegally on the O-WNF. Now they ram their heads against the wall every single day like Keystone Kops.

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Situation as of 08/22/08 3:30 PM
Personnel: 37
Size: 1,058 acres (no update)
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $548,471

Scouting and monitoring. Preparing Long term analysis.

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Situation as of 08/21/08 4:40 PM
Personnel: 37
Size: 1,058 acres (no update)
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported, est. $568,000

Unable to access fire.

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Situation as of 08/20/08 1:30 PM
Personnel: 60
Size: 1,058 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported, est. $500,000

Unable to access fire via air due to low ceiling. Handcrew pulled off of line this morning due to wet conditions.

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Situation as of 08/18/08 8:00 PM
Personnel: 37
Size: 950 acres (corrected to 1,017 acs)
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $227,000

Area and trail closures in effect for Meadow, Trout Creeks and Blackjack Ridge/Bootjack Mountain. Wilderness rangers are posting and sweeping those trails.

Very hot, dry weather is causing significant fire behavior increase and size increase.

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Situation as of 08/17/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 51
Size: 625 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported

Very active fire behavior 8/16/08. Fire was spotting on top and both flanks. Fire has spread to the NE quarter of Section 35 on the upper slope on the north side of the fire. Group torching with some very short crown runs were observed on the north and south flanks of the fire. Area closure and trail closures are in effect. Wilderness rangers are posting trails and sweeping the area. Van Epps Pass contingency line 1 mile SW of the fire has been constructed, plumbed, and is nearing readiness for firing operations should that become necessary.

No direct attack, no attempt to contain this fire. This is an undeclared WFU, a non-suppression “suppression” fire.

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Situation as of 08/16/2008: no update

Responsible official: Okanogan-Wenatchee NF Forest Supervisor Rebecca Heath
Phone Number: (509) 664-9200

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Situation as of 08/15/08 8:00 PM
Personnel: 42
Size: 335 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported

Est date of containment: 10/01/08

Type 1 crew is spiked out 1 mile SW of the incident to complete fireline, hoselay, and burn out preparation necessary to secure Van Epps Pass.

Fire spotting on the top and both flanks. Several spots were observed N of major avalanche chutes that had been holding the fire in upper Jack Creek.

Smoke impacts to the town of Leavenworth and the Wenatchee Valley are a major concern. Very hot dry weather for the next few days could significantly increase fire behavior and size. The fire was being managed with a confinement strategy in the Jack Creek drainage, but fire has already escaped said drainage.

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Situation as of 08/13/08 8:00 AM
Personnel: not reported
Size: 200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported

This fire has been burning for a few days but there have been no reports issued by the NW Interagency Coordination Center, who are apparently asleep at the wheel.

13 Aug 2008, 11:25pm
New Mexico
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Alta WFU Fire

Location: 11 Miles W of Abiquiu Lake, Rio Arriba Co., NM

Specific Location: Upper Potrero Spring, Santa Fe NF, Lat 36° 14´ 43″ Lon 106° 37´ 33″

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

Situation as of 08/25/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 4
Size: 801 acres
Containment: 0%

Cost to date: $18,500

Fire received some moisture on the evening of the 24th. Today RH’s were very high causing the fire to smolder in most areas. This afternoon fire/flame did start to ignite in the needle litter, but continued to burn in the 10000 Hr. fuels. The fire in Prieta canyon and on Prieta Mesa did not show much activity, mostly smoldering with light smoke visible. The fire did and will continue to back down in Potrero canyon, if it doesn’t receive abundant moisture.

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Situation as of 08/24/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 0
Size: 710 acres
Containment: 0%

Cost to date: $17,500

Fire continues creeping in Prieta Canyon, burning down the drainage.

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Situation as of 08/20/08 5:15 PM
Personnel: 4
Size: 525 acres
Containment: 0%

Cost to date: $14,500

Fire continues to be a backing fire on the NW corner and down in the canyon in between Prieta and East Mesas.

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Situation as of 08/19/08 6:30 PM
Personnel: 5
Size: 510 acres
Containment: 0%

Cost to date: $13,500

Increased behavior due to lower RH’s and higher temps.

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Situation as of 08/17/08 2:00 PM
Personnel: 1
Size: 385 acres
Containment: 0%

Cost to date: $11,500

Very minimal fire behavior today due to lite precipt. and high RH’s. Fire is continuing to creep west side of FR 77. Fire is also creeping SE side of fire down the remainder of the bench.

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Situation as of 08/14/08 5:30 PM
Personnel: 9
Size: 300 acres
Containment: 0%

Cost to date: $9,000

Fire backed down a bench on E flank with group torching. W flank of fire is backing to 77 road with a ground fire and minimal torching.

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Situation as of 08/13/08 5:15 PM
Personnel: 9
Size: 190 acres
Containment: 0%

Cost to date: $7,000

FUM2 arrived today

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Situation as of 08/12/08 4:45 PM
Personnel: 9
Size: 150 acres
Containment: 0%

Cost to date: not reported, Est. $5,000

Posted signs about Wildland Fire Use around the local communites

12 Aug 2008, 10:19pm
Idaho
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South Barker WFU Fire

Location: 1 mi N of Featherville, Elmore Co. ID

Specific Location: N. Pine Featherville Rd. to Barker Gulch, Sawtooth NF, Lat 43° 37´ 24″ Lon 115° 13´ 41″

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

Situation as of 09/18/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 57
Size: 38,583 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $7,041,364

Fire has grown 2,500 acres in 2 days. Fire management response has been to downsize and demobilize resources.

Planned Actions: Monitor fire behavior, fire growth, and implement checking actions as warranted to protect private structures and maintain fire within the MMA. Maintain structure protection readiness. Evaluate burn severity. Continue to staff road guards to maintain the area closure and ensure public safety.

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Situation as of 09/16/08 5:00 PM
Personnel: 61
Size: 36,000 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $6,847,343

Road was opened from Featherville to Bumgartner, but remains closed from Bumgartner to Big Smokey to maintain the area closure and ensure public safety. Some structure assessment protection around Platt Mine.

Fire activity today included creeping, individual and group tree torching in the timber in upper Willow Creek, Burnt Log Creek, and Upper Narrow Canyon observed some crown spread. Some growth was observed today due to hot dry conditions.

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Situation as of 09/14/08 5:00 PM
Personnel: 59
Size: 34,250 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $6,719,437

Continued downsizing and demobilizing excess resources. Continued to backhaul some supplies and equipment.

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Situation as of 09/12/08 5:45 PM
Personnel: 80
Size: 34,250 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: not updated, est $5.2 million

Svalberg’s Team was DMOB’d today. Fire was turned back to the District and Kim Soper is now the Fire Use Manager. A Fire Use Module (Tushar Team) has been ordered and will report to Fairfield on 9/13.

Fire activity today included creeping and individual group tree torching in timber in upper Willow Creek, upper Weeks Gulch, Burnt Log Creek, and Big Water Creek. No appreciable growth was observed.

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Situation as of 09/10/08 4:40 PM
Personnel: 132
Size: 34,250 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $5,053,771

Continued to staff road guards to maintain the area closure and ensure public safety. Initiated the downsizing and demobilization of excess operational resources.

Fire activity today included creeping surface fire spread and individual tree torching in timber in upper Weeks Gulch, Burnt Log Creek, and Big Water Creek.

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Situation as of 09/09/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 257
Size: 34,250 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $4,927,276

Conducted split shift operations for extended staffing of structure protection in Div. Z (Upper South Fork Boise River Estates). Strong winds forecasted. Continued to staff road guards to maintain the area closure and ensure public safety. Conducted a public meeting at the Pine Senior Center at 1200 with approximately 50 attendees. Preparations to begin downsizing the existing base camp at Kelly Flat and establish a smaller scale base camp at the Methodist Camp.

Fire activity today included creeping surface fire spread and individual tree torching in timber in upper Weeks Gulch, Burnt Log Creek, and Big Water Creek.

Note: despite vile propaganda to the contrary, “torching” means large trees are being killed. Fire does not differentiate between small and large trees.

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Situation as of 09/08/08 4:15 PM
Personnel: 256
Size: 34,250 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $4,686,797

South Barker WFU acres: Sawtooth NF acres = 31120, Boise NF acres = 3130. There are currently 71 miles of fire perimeter. Of this 15.4 miles of the fire perimeter has been secured and 33.4 miles contain heat with potential for additional growth. Approximately 31% of the MMA has been visited by the South Barker Fire.

Secured heat near fire edge in Div. C near the NW corner of the fire. Utilized sand table exercises to refine structure protection operations in Div. Z (Upper South Fork Boise River Estates).

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Situation as of 09/07/08 4:10 PM
Personnel: 242
Size: 34,200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $4,596,360

Continued to staff road guards to maintain the area closure and ensure public safety. Revised evacuation planning and implementation procedures with the Camas County Sheriff’s Office.

Patrolled fire edge in Div. A, Div. C, and to the north and northeast of private property in Div. B. Continued structure protection operations in Div. Z. Continued securing the fire edge in Div. D on the southeast side of the fire so that it does not breach the MMA boundary. Continued to staff road guards to maintain the area closure and ensure public safety.

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Situation as of 09/05/08 4:20 PM
Personnel: 252
Size: 34,100 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $4,246,275

Limited fire growth today with individual tree torching in timber in upper Weeks Gulch, Burnt Log Creek, and Big Water Creek.

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Situation as of 09/03/08 4:10 PM
Personnel: 246
Size: 33,950 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $3,932,070

Minimal fire growth today with some fire spread in sage/grass and isolated torching and short range spotting in timber [whoops, they mean forest] in upper Weeks Gulch, Burnt Log Creek, Big Water Creek, and on the ridge east of Narrow Canyon.

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Situation as of 09/02/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 225
Size: 33,900 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $3,450,718 (not updated)

Completed a draft revision to the Stage III Wildland Fire Implementation Plan including the development of new Management Action Points (MAPs). Conducted a community meeting at the Pine Senior Center with approximately 50 attendees.

15.4 miles of the fire perimeter has been secured. Actions to secure fire edge were taken to minimize burned acres on the Boise NF, keep fire out of the community of Featherville, keep fire off privately owned lands and insure fire stays within the Maximum Manageable Area (MMA). Approximately 30% of the MMA has been visited by the South Barker Fire. [Visited? More like incinerated.]

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Situation as of 09/01/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 211
Size: 33,600 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $3,450,718

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Situation as of 08/31/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 211
Size: 33,500 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $3,350,718

Staffed road guards to maintain the area closure and insure public safety. Conducted a public meeting at the Methodist Camp in the vicinity of the Upper South Fork Boise River Estates. There were 100+ attendees.

Continued structure protection assessments and structure protection actions in Div. Z. Improved handline along fire edge above privately owned lands in Div. B.

Sawtooth NF acres = 29,616, Boise NF acres = 3,128. The Fire Use Management Team is also managing the Old Sam, Johnson Creek, Johnson 2, and Two Point WFUs within the Maximum Manageable Area for the South Barker WFU.

The Johnson 2 WFU grew to approximately 30 acres. Inserted a helicopter module to the Johnson 2 WFU to contain the fire within the Maximum Manageable Area (MMA) boundary.

Single and group tree torching and short crown runs with short to medium range spotting in Jumbo, Weeks and Burnt Log Creek. Fire activity will continue into the evening hours with continued winds.

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Situation as of 08/30/08 4:00 PM
Personnel: 154
Size: 32,244 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $3,065,807

Torching and short range spotting in upper Weeks Gulch, upper Willow Creek, and on the ridge east of Narrow Canyon. Potential for increased fire behavior through the evening hours with passage of cold front.

Planned Actions: Continue structure protection work, primarily in Div. Z in the Upper South Fork Boise River Estates. Conduct a public meeting at the Methodist Camp in the vicinity of the Upper South Fork Boise River Estates. Establish at spike camp at the Bear Creek Transfer Camp. Conduct containment actions on the Johnson 2 WFU to keep it with the Maximum Manageable Area (MMA) boundary.

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Situation as of 08/29/08 5:30 PM
Personnel: 154
Size: 31,744 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $2,944,811

Implemented an expanded area closure. Secure South Fork Boise River Ranches area. Begin implementing structure protection plan in the Upper South Fork Boise River Estates.

Transition from the Soper FUMT to the Svalberg FUMT began today with a planned turnover of the Incident at 0600 August 30, 2008.

Sawtooth NF acres = 28,616, Boise NF acres = 3,128.

Fire continues to be active in Lower Willow Creek, Stevens Gulch, Van Gulch, and Camp Gulch spreading south toward FR 227. Fire behavior has increased from previous day in the lower elevations in the South Fork Boise River due to strong winds. Today’s fire behavior was active in the sage and grass with intermittent torching with spotting and short crown runs in timber stringers.

Another Palouser (late summer windstorm) is expected Saturday or Sunday.

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Situation as of 08/28/08 5:00 PM
Personnel: 148
Size: 24,084 acres (no update)
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $2,497,055

Fire Use Modules are continuing to assess structures, monitor fire behavior, and collecting burn severity data.

Another Palouser (late summer windstorm) is expected Saturday or Sunday.

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Situation as of 08/27/08 1:00 PM
Personnel: 168
Size: 24,084 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $2,386,945

Structure protection was instituted around the residences at the South Fork Boise River Ranches.

Fire continues to be active in Lower Willow Creek, Stevens Gulch, Van Gulch, and Camp Gulch spreading south toward FR 227. Fire behavior has increased from previous day in the lower elevations in the South Fork Boise River due to strong winds.

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Situation as of 08/26/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 152
Size: 23,691 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $2,199,346

Fire behavior has increased from previous day due to increase in winds, and drop in RH. Today’s fire behavior was intermittent torching with spotting and short crown runs in timber stringers. 4,266 acres increase in fire size today.

[Note: crown fires kill forests. This fire is out of control. - Ed]

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Situation as of 08/25/08 5:30 PM
Personnel: 189
Size: 19,425 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $2,063,580

The sheep herd and herder that were discovered in the top of of Big Water Gulch last night have been moved to the east into Skeleton Creek out of harms way.

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Situation as of 08/24/08 5:15 PM
Personnel: 230
Size: 13,910 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $1,846,011

Fire continues to be active in the Willow Creek drainage spreading in a northeasterly direction. Fire behavior has increased from previous day due to increase in winds, and drop in RH [relative humidity]. Burnout to secure W boundary. [Burn baby burn. Forest health is just oozing out all over this fire. Damn, what a healthy forest we're getting. - Ed]

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Situation as of 08/23/08 5:15 PM
Personnel: 229
Size: 12,687 acres (no update)
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $1,720,861

Three Norwegian Fire Professionals received a first class tour of the South Barker Base Camp, on the ground Fire Operations, and a review of the Incident Command System today. The final WFIP Stage III was approved and signed by Sawtooth NF Forest Supervisor Jane Kollmeyer today.

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Situation as of 08/22/08 5:15 PM
Personnel: 227
Size: 12,687 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $1,498,752

Fire has become active to the east in the Willow Creek drainage where a spot occurred one mile out from the main fire several days ago.

The final WFIP Stage III is awaiting approval from the Forest.

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Situation as of 08/21/08 5:00 PM
Personnel: 249
Size: 8,656 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $1,233,543

The WFIP Stage III was presented to Sawtooth NF Forest Supervisor Jane Kollmeyer this afternoon.

Fire behavior has increased due to windy conditions with intermittent torching with some limited spotting.

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Situation as of 08/20/08 5:00 PM
Personnel: 239
Size: 7,391 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs

Costs to Date: $1,054,867

Fire continues to be active in the Cayuse Creek drainage below Cayuse Point.

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Situation as of 08/19/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 246
Size: 6,530 acres [2,000 acres of national forest per day being incinerated]
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 109,752 acs [note: this is a classic example of how the objectives for a WFU change while the fire is burning - Ed]

Costs to Date: not reported [a classic example of the sloppy and secretive nature of WFU's. WFU Fire managers are not forthcoming and largely incompetent - Ed]

Fire experienced intermittent and group tree torching with spotting to the north with good convective development in the afternoon. [translation: group tree torching means all trees killed, 100% mortality. Good convective development means fire storm with plume. A classic example of how forest resources are being destroyed, not benefited - Ed]

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Situation as of 08/18/08 5:00 PM
Personnel: 220
Size: 4,691 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 90,000 acs

Costs to Date: $700,554

The Fire Use Management Team managing the South Barker WFU is also managing the Willow Creek WFU, Old Sam WFU, Johnson Creek WFU, Johnson Creek 2 WFU,and Two Point WFU which are within the Maximum Management Area for the South Barker WFU.

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Situation as of 08/16/08 7:00 PM (24 hrs late)
Personnel: 165
Size: 2,787 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 90,000 acs

Costs to Date: $303,905

The injured firefighter reported in yesterdays 209 was a rist injury received when the firefighter dislodged a rock while working and was hit by it. [sic] [No 209 was reported by the East Basin CC for 08/15 - Ed]

Fire behavoir being monitored and structure assessment continues. [sic] [A pressing need has been identified for the East Basin CC professional Information staff. Does anybody out there have a spelling/grammar checker they could use? - Ed]

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Situation as of 08/15/08 8:00 PM
Personnel: 167
Size: 2,391 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum desired fire size (MMA): 90,000 acs

Costs to Date: not reported

Responsible official: Sawtooth NF Forest Supervisor Jane Kollmeyer
Phone Number: (208) 737-3200

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Situation as of 08/14/08 5:30 PM
Personnel: 160
Size: 1,655 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported
Maximum desired fire size: not reported

Progress continues to be made to keep fire E of the Boise Forest and north of the South Fork of Boise River. Presently transitioning with a Type 2 wildland fire use incident management team.

Moderate fire behavior with isolated short duration crown runs.

Planned Actions: Handline construction and burnout to keep fire within the unreported and flexible maximum manageable area.

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Situation as of 08/13/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 154
Size: 1,352 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: not reported
Maximum desired fire size: not reported

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Situation as of 08/12/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 111
Size: 650 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

12 Aug 2008, 9:55am
Oregon
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Eagle Creek Fire

Location: 6 miles SE of Athena, Umatilla Co., OR

Specific Location: Umatilla Indian Res, Lat/Lon not reported

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

Situation as of 08/12/08 8:00 AM
Personnel: 146
Size: 370 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $115,000

Fire was contained yesterday - utilizing Golden Eagle Hot Shots for burning sped up the projected containment date. Today, mop up will continue in Division A and B (300-500 ft from fireline) and mop-up will begin on Division C.

[Note to Carl on the Gnarl Ridge Fire. See how to do it? No farting around, just line the fire right now. Weaver's Type 3 did it with half the personnel you have. If you can't do your job, we can replace you in a minute, Carl. - Ed]

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Situation as of 08/11/08 10:00 AM
Personnel: 127
Size: 370 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $110,000

Torching, backburning to road, short runs in draws with heavier fuel. Will be utilizing hot shot crew to clean up unburned fuel within interior.

12 Aug 2008, 9:43am
Oregon
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650 Fire

Location: 4 miles W of Moro, Sherman Co., OR

Specific Location: Harris Canyon, Deschutes River, Lat 45° 29´ 49″ Lon 120° 49´ 14″

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

Situation as of 08/11/08 2:20 PM
Personnel: 10
Size: 5,175 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Structures destroyed: a hunters shack, a historical homesteader’s house, and barn.

Costs to Date: not reported

First report issued by NWCC 08/11/08 9:00 AM

11 Aug 2008, 7:18pm
Idaho
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Hume Creek Fire

Location: 3 miles SW of Emida, Benewah Co., ID

Specific Location: E of Rte 6 to Hume Creek Rd., St. Joe NF, 47° 4´ 50″ Lon 116° 36´ 49″

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

Situation as of 08/12/08 3:30 PM
Personnel: 120
Size: 132
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $517,675

100% containment. Mop-up to 100′ inside the perimeter and in green islands was completed today. Demob will begin with releasing heavy equipment first, then crews as mop-up is comleted.

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Situation as of 08/11/08 2:20 PM
Personnel: 127
Size: 132
Percent Contained: 50%

Costs to Date: $300,000

Weather has allowed fire resources to strengthen the line and begin mop-up operations in earnest. Continued smoldering and small-scale burning out of unburned pockets. A few spots outside the perimeter were found and extinguished.

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Situation as of 08/10/08 4:20 PM
Personnel: 89
Size: 118
Percent Contained: 15%

Costs to Date: $150,000

Fire line was completed around the fire with heavy equipment. Hose lays are being put in place to begin mop-up and assist in control of spot fires. Cool weather and raised humidities helped keep the fire in check. Lower humidities and wind gusts could still cause isolated spotting. Forested but well-roaded area.

11 Aug 2008, 7:05pm
Idaho
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Snow Hole Fire

Location: 12 mi. SW of Cottonwood, Idaho Co., ID

Specific Location: Burnt Creek, trib to Salmon River, confluence near Whitehouse Bar, Nez Perce NF, Lat 45° 58´ 10″ Lon 116° 32´ 51″

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

Situation as of 08/18/08 5:25 PM
Personnel: 282
Size: 2,900 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $3,251,551

Transition to a type 3 team occured at 0600 8/19/2008. Last report unless activity increases.

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Situation as of 08/17/08 5:50 PM
Personnel: 323
Size: 2,900 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $2,934,545

Transition to a type 3 team will occur at 0600 8/19/2008.

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Situation as of 08/16/08 5:45 PM
Personnel: 352
Size: 2,900 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $2,794,206

Mopup standards of 200 feet inside control line was being met in almost all the divisions. [We no longer clean up the copy coming from the East Basin CC professional Information staff. Why leave the impression that they can write in correct English when they can't? - Ed]

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Situation as of 08/15/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 516
Size: 2,900 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $2,286,220

Smoldering creeping and occasional single tree torching all within the control lines. Mop up begins in all divisions.

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Situation as of 08/14/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: 504
Size: 2,900 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Costs to Date: $1,469,000

Increased acreage due to confirmation of fire perimeter by GPS track. Line was completed around the fire area. Burnouts planned on western flank as weather permits.

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Situation as of 08/13/08 6:40 PM
Personnel: 366
Size: 800 acres
Percent Contained: 20%

Costs to Date: $731,000

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Situation as of 08/12/08 7:00 PM
Personnel: 224
Size: 300 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $404,380

Good progress on dozer line. Extreme terrain and difficult access is slowing progress.

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Situation as of 08/11/08 5:30 PM
Personnel: 118
Size: 200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Fire established in Burnt Creek. Rapid uphill runs, spotting, torching.

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Situation as of 08/10/08 4:45 PM
Personnel: 49
Size: 110 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Type 2 team ordered.

11 Aug 2008, 11:38am
Nevada
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Rock Creek Fire

Location: 20 miles N of Battle Mountain, Lander, Elko Cos., NV

Specific Location: Lat 40° 59´ 38″ Lon 116° 39´ 20″

Date of Origin: 08/10/2008
Cause: under investigation

Situation as of 08/10/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 25
Size: 2,300 acres
Containment: 20%

Initial attack at 1500. Significant progress made on majority of line. Problem area will be southern perimeter of fire on Black Mtn. Wind gusts and fine fuel loading caused fire to spread rapidly. Continue to utilize BAM tanker base to reload SEATS if needed.

10 Aug 2008, 11:58am
Montana
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Deep Draw Fire

Location: 6 miles W of Elmo, Flathead Lake, Lake Co., MT

Specific Location: Deep Draw, S of Hwy 28, Lat 47° 49´ 0″ Lon 114° 31´ 35″

Date of Origin: 08/08/08
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/17/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 231
Size: Size: 2,022 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $3,625,032

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Situation as of 08/16/08 4:30 PM
Total Personnel: 296
Size: Size: 2,022 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $3,290,388

Crews made good use of palm IR to identify hotspots and mop up along A/C break, continued opening up access roads, and patrolling Sullivan Creek.

Minimal fire behavior observed todaay. Smoldering, creeping, and heavies burning in Divisions A,B,C. Very few smokes reported on Div Z. [We no longer clean up the copy coming from the East Basin CC professional Information staff. Why leave the impression that they can write in correct English when they can't? - Ed]

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Situation as of 08/15/08 4:30 PM
Total Personnel: 458
Size: Size: 2,022 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $2,682,352

Crews made good progress on containing and mopping up spot fires above Pablo Ranch. Crews monitored fire backing down towards the line and as needed burnout to strengthen control line. Div C is contained except on the west end in the timber. Crews continued opening existing roads for the contingency line in and along the west rim of Deep Draw. Crews and equipment continued to clear roads for the East rim of Deep Draw contingency line.

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Situation as of 08/14/08 4:30 PM
Total Personnel: 456
Size: Size: 1,763 acres
Percent Contained: 70%

Costs to Date: $2,320,127

Public meeting was held at 19:00 on Wednesday evening at the Elmo Community Center, 60 people from the area participated.

Large daily cost increases are due to the inclusion of previous days’ aircraft and IA equipment being entered into ISUITE today.

Night shift continued burnout operations on the E flank towards Pablo Ranch and the control lines from Pablo Ranch W to the ridge top. Crews continued the operation on the day shift with the assistance of air support. Structure protection still in place at the Pablo Ranch. Crews continued opening existing roads for the contingency line in and along the W rim of Deep Draw. Crews and equipment continued to clear roads for the E rim of Deep Draw contingency line.

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Situation as of 08/13/08 4:30 PM
Total Personnel: 406
Size: Size: 1,726 acres
Percent Contained: 65%

Costs to Date: $1,438,800

Public meeting was held at the Elmo Community Center.

Active behavior with moderate upslope runs with single and group torching and short range spotting. Fire has spotted into Deep Draw.

Planned Actions: Monitor and develop plan for fire in Deep Draw and continue with air support to hold fire to upper part of the ridge in Deep Draw to give crews and equipment time to construct lines. Continue contingency line construction tieing into old logging roads.

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Situation as of 08/12/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 342
Size: Size: 1,449 acres
Percent Contained: 5%

Costs to Date: $805,431

Overnight the fire began to back down into Deep Draw. Overhead and crews scouted contingency line location and began construction from mouth of Deep Draw to ridge top on the east. Air support with heavy tankers, CL215, and helicopters dropped water throughout the day to hold fire to the ridge. Crews and Equipment continued to construct line on DIV C to C/A break. Div B patrolled and suppressed spot fires from falling embers. Div Z (Deep Draw II) began clearing overgrown logging roads to provide safer access east side of Deep Draw.

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Situation as of 08/11/08 5:45 PM
Total Personnel: 218
Size: Size: 1,050 acres
Percent Contained: 5%

Costs to Date: $200,000

Two fires, Deep Draw I (1,000 acs) and Deep Draw II (50 acs, contained). Structure protection in place at the Pablo Ranch in Deep Draw canyon. Fire breached E flank containment lines in late afternoon.

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Situation as of 08/10/08 7:30 PM
Total Personnel: 58 (not updated and certainly in error)
Size: Size: 600 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Active direct attack. Engines, air resources employed.

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Situation as of 08/09/08 11:30 PM
Total Personnel: 58
Size: Size: 400 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

10 Aug 2008, 11:50am
Idaho
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Church Canyon Fire

Location: 3 miles NE of Kamiah, Idaho Co., ID

Specific Location:, Lat 46° 16´ 0″ Lon 115° 56´ 1″

Date of Origin: 08/07/08
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/15/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 177
Size: Size: 800 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $1,808,755

Transition to type 3 organization (Keith Brink) at 7:00. Will continue rehab and mop up. Demob of resources.

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Situation as of 08/14/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 256
Size: Size: 800 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $1,677,000

100% containment. Firefighters will continue to search and mop-up all remaining heat near control lines and within unburned postions of the fire near indirect line.

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Situation as of 08/13/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 305
Size: Size: 800 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $1,300,000

The fire is still smoldering and creeping in timbered fuels. Continued Mop-up and rehab on dozer lines.

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Situation as of 08/12/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 297
Size: Size: 800 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $812,000

Type 1 hand crews completed difficult direct hand line eliminating unburned fuel between the fire edge and indirect line. Dozers completed line to allow skidengines to continue mop-up on smoldering sections of line.

If light winds continue throughout the next 48-72 hours, the team will begin releasing many of the resources.

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Situation as of 08/11/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 253
Size: Size: 800 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Costs to Date: $645,000

Crews completed direct and indirect line around the fire today. Mop up of heat near the line will continue.

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Situation as of 08/10/08 10:30 PM
Total Personnel: 195
Size: Size: 720 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

Grants Type 2 team assumed command at 1900 August 10, 2008. Combined strategy of direct and indirect suppression tactics.

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Situation as of 08/09/08 10:30 PM
Total Personnel: 155
Size: Size: 720 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Structures Threatened: 25 residences , 35 outbuildings Structures Destroyed: 2 outbuildings

Afternoon winds took fire across control lines in southest corner; fire made wind and terrain driven run up-canyon. Lost almost all control lines in late afternoon. Requested IMT2.

9 Aug 2008, 7:51pm
Oregon
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Gnarl Ridge Fire

Location: 14 miles S of Parkdale, Hood River Co., OR

Specific Location: Cold Springs Ck, 3 mi SW Cloud Cap Inn, Mt. Hood NF, Lat 45° 22´ 21″ Lon 121° 37´ 40″

Date of Origin: 08/08/08
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 09/17/08 9:00 AM
Total Personnel: unknown
Size: Size: 200 to 2,000 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

The Gnarl Ridge Fire has flared up again. Evacuation ordered for Cooper Spur Inn, Mountain Shadows, and other homes on the south end of Cooper Spur Road. A large fire plume is visible. Strong winds are preventing air attack. A Type 2 IMT has been requested.

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Situation as of 08/22/08 6:15 PM
Total Personnel: 174
Size: Size: 516 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $4,800,000

Crews are continuing with rehabbing of trails, repairing water damage to access routes and inventorying equipment and materials to be left around the fire line. Air support has been assisting in removal of excess materials and equipment including trash. Demobilization of crews and resources continues in preparation of hand off to the type III team tomorrow. Closing of the Mt Hood Meadows ICP, complete Type II demobilization and hand off is anticipated to be completed by 1400 hrs Saturday. The Type III team will work out of the County fairgrounds in Odell.

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Situation as of 08/21/08 4:30 PM
Total Personnel: 208
Size: Size: 516 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $4,600,000

No fire activity observed today, air resources grounded. Demobilization of crews and resources is being matched to the transition time and the needs of the incoming Type III team.

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Situation as of 08/20/08 4:30 PM
Total Personnel: 353
Size: Size: 516 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $4,500,000

Incident command staff has reevaluated resource needs. Demobilization of crews and
resources is being matched with the remaining tasks at hand. Crews are still assigned for IA activities. Confirmation a Fire Use module will arrive 8/22/08 at 1800 hrs. Finalized a Type III team organization and will be ordering resources to fill out the organization.

Significant rain has fallen within the last 24hrs and is expected to persist through tonight returning to showers through midday Thursday. No fire activity observed today, air resources grounded and the area is unsafe for ground crews, especially at water crossings. With heavy rain persisting through today, and no activity on the fire lines, it is anticipated that crews will be on the line again tomorrow afternoon to recover excess equipment and materials and rehab to meet turn back standards.

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Situation as of 08/19/08 4:30 PM
Total Personnel: 510
Size: Size: 516 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

Costs to Date: $4,100,000

Crews have finished construction of line from the S edge of the fire to Elk Meadows trail on the E side of the fire. Crews also left the S line plumbed with hose and pumps. Excess equipment and material was placed at sling sites for removal. All crews walked out yesterday due to heavy rain overnight last night.

Operational needs have been adjusted to reflect the revised strategy that includes placement of contingency lines to keep the fire within agreed geographical boundaries.

Some larger 1000 hr fuels are still burning, and fire may be creeping in the ground fuels in areas of established canopy.

Additional crews have been reassigned for IA activities to assist in controlling many of the lightning starts in the forest beyond the confines of the agreed IA area. Three new starts were attacked today. Crews are working with the Clackamas office of the Mt Hood NF.

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Situation as of 08/18/08 8:00 PM
Total Personnel: 544
Size: Size: 516 acres
Percent Contained: 25%

Costs to Date: $3,500,000

Threatened Structures: 43. Cooper Spur and Mountain Shadow residents remain in a precautionary notification status.

Minimal fire activity today, 8/18/2008. The possibility of measurable amounts of precipitation exists over the next two days. Crews have been working to finish construction of line on S edge of the fire to Elk Meadows trail on E side of fire. Some crews remain at the lower elevation spike camp ovenight while others will hike out due to continuing threat of showers and cooler weather.

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Situation as of 08/17/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 529
Size: Size: 516 acres
Percent Contained: 8%

Costs to Date: $2,425,000 reported 08/16, est $3.2 million today

An advisory notice has been given by the Hood River County Sheriff to residents of the Cooper Spur and Mountain Shadow residents. Residents were notified of the fires movement and inquiries were made of any special needs by the residents should evacuation become necessary. The Sheriff’s office is monitoring the fires progress and will notify residents should the situation deteriorate. [Correcting yesterday's report of a Level 1 Evacuation Notice - Ed]

Acreage reported 8/16/08 was an estimate only. The large plume from the spot fire prevented accurate measurement. The revised acreage estimate is based on infra-red data observations.

With 80-100% cloud cover 8/17/08 there has not been significant fire activity. Crews worked to establish, reinforce, and construct a contingency line on the south edge of the fire. Contingency line of 3000 feet was built proceeding east to an established trail. Line was started to the west to tie existing containment lines to the timberline on Mt Hood. The 200 acre spot fire from 8/16/08 was worked with helicopter and buckets only. Crews worked to establish another spike camp further to the west to replace White Spike Camp that was burned over 8/16/08. All crew activity today was limited to the south side of the fire. Additional crews and engines have been requested and are beginning to arrive.

The large numbers of snags requiring mitigation before line can be safely built is significantly slowing forward progress, as is the deep layer of dry duff that is now being encountered. [Professional contract firefallers are needed in this type of situation - Ed]

No mention of airtankers in the report.

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Situation as of 08/16/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 415
Size: Size: 800 acres
Percent Contained: 5%

Costs to Date: not reported, est $3.2 million

A level 1 evacuation notice was implemented for the Cooper Spur Ski Area, Cooper Spur Inn, Mtn. Shadows. Decision point to begin structure protection on the historic structures at Cloud Cap and Tilly Jane campground has been reached, therefore structure protection has been initiated.

Fire escaped containment lines early the afternoon of 8/16/08 and made a very large run to the north. All ground forces have been disengaged for safety reasons. White spike camp (located on the northwest side of the fire) was burned over and has been emptied, all personnel have been safely relocated.

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Situation as of 08/15/08 8:00 PM
Total Personnel: 392
Size: Size: 299 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Costs to Date: not reported, est $2.4 million

There is a Red Flag Warning for dry and unstable conditions through Saturday. Should constructed fire line be compromised there is potential for significant growth. The large numbers of snags requiring mitigation before line can be safely built is significantly slowing forward progress, as is the deep layer of dry duff that is now being encountered.

Retardant was utilized 8/15/08 to assist in maintaining control of the northern fire line.

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Situation as of 08/14/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 401
Size: Size: 296 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Costs to Date: not reported, est $1.8 million

The fire is burning in the Mount Hood Wilderness in steep, rugged terrain. There is a heavy dead and down timber component and limited access for ground crews. It is a 3 hour walk one way into the fire perimeter. Ten crews are in two spike camps. Helicopters are used to provide logistical support for the spike camps.

Crews continue to make good progress in constructing containment lines around the fire perimeter. Helicopters are being used for bucket drops on spots outside the constructed fireline to hold them until ground crews can build containment lines around them.

The Carson Type 1 helicopter will not work 8/15/08 to allow personnel to attend memorial services for firefighters recently killed in California.

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Situation as of 08/13/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 414
Size: Size: 270 acres
Percent Contained: 37%

Costs to Date: $1,400,000

Est date of containment: 08/17/2008

A second spike camp within the wilderness, supporting two crews is established to support firefighting activities. The area of public closure remains in effect. Additional felling crews are being utilized in preparation of line construction.

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Situation as of 08/12/08 4:30 PM
Total Personnel: 393
Size: Size: 270 acres (not updated)
Percent Contained: 30%

Costs to Date: $1,000,000

Spike Camp has been established within the wilderness boundary to support firefighting activities. Scouting has taken place for the possibility of an additional spike camp. The area of public closure remains in effect.

[No, no no. Build the damn line, Carl!!! This is not a wienie roast, it is a forest fire. Your job is to contain and control it, not have a campout. It is only 270 acres, according to you. 300 people could have lined it already. Do not delay and dawdle, farting around while my forest incinerates. - Ed]

Continue with intelligence gathering on the fire perimeter looking for opportunities to contine perimeter lines and venues for resupply.

[What??? The whole damn place has trails. Everybody knows where everything is and have for 100 years!!!! It is not a mystery. Mt. Hood has been mapped and remapped and combed over since the 1800's. Your team was right there 2 years ago. Stop acting stupid. - Ed]

Using wilderness MIST tactics, continue containment lines. Using aviation resources provide logistical support to the spike camp and firefighting activities. Continue to provide access for structure protection resources to address needs at Cloud Cap histirical [sic]

[The fire is not near Cloud Cap and should NEVER get there. Use the aircraft for bucketing water on the fire. It should have been contained by now. Put the damn fire out, Carl. Stop playing incineration games. Fork MIST. Put the fire out. - Ed]

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Situation as of 08/11/08 3:00 PM
Total Personnel: 335
Size: Size: 270 acres
Percent Contained: 22%

Costs to Date: $600,000

Spike camp has been established within the wilderness boundary to support fire fighting activities. The area of public closure remains in effect.

Isolated individual torching with some running and spotting fire. Continue with intelligence gathering on the fire perimeter looking for opportunities to continue containment lines. Using wilderness MIST tactics; aviation resources to provide logistical support to the spike camp and firefighting activities. Continue structure protection efforts on the Cloud Cap historical structures and Tilly Jane campground.

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Situation as of 08/10/08 3:00 PM
Total Personnel: 194
Size: Size: 150 acres (not updated)
Percent Contained: 0% (not updated)

A relatively large area closure was put into place today for the safety of firefighters and the public.

Northwest Oregon IMT (West) assigned 0600 hours 8/10/2008. Base camp at Mount Hood Meadows ski area. Structure protection on the Cloud Cap historic structures and Tilly Jane campground area. Using wilderness MIST tactics, aviation resources. Several washed out stream crossings on access trails are being reestablished to allow firefighing crew walking access.

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Situation as of 08/09/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: not reported
Size: Size: 150 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

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Situation as of 08/08/08 5:30 PM
Total Personnel: not reported
Size: Size: 80 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Steep, heavily wooded terrain. Close to Blueridge Fire (2006). Heavy smoke visible in HR Valley. W winds 15 to 25 mph.

9 Aug 2008, 7:44pm
Washington
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Columbia River Road Fire

Location: 9 miles W of Nespelem, Okanogan Co., WA

Specific Location: Hopkins Canyon, Coyote Ck., Colville Indian Res., Lat 48° 8´ 19″ Lon 119° 10´ 19″

Date of Origin: 08/07/08
Cause: alleged arson

Situation as of 08/19/08 5:30 PM
Personnel: 259
Size: 22,155 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $8,400,000

Continue to demob and complete rehab

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Situation as of 08/18/08 4:00 PM
Personnel: 395
Size: 22,155 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $8,294,614

Fire perimeter has been mopped to turn back standards. Some minor interior burning is still being observed. Incident will be turned over to a Type III organization at 0600, Tuesday August 19, 2008 for final patrols over the next few days.

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Situation as of 08/15/08 8:00 PM
Personnel: 790
Size: 22,155 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: not updated, est $6 million

100% containment. Weather continues to warm. Some continued interior burning is being observed.

Evacuation notice for Kartar community remains in effect. Threatened structures include 20 residences. Road closures are in effect.

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Situation as of 08/13/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 986
Size: 22,106 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Costs to Date: $5,333,306

Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Evacuation notice for Kartar community remains in effect. Threatened structures include 20 residences. Road closures are in effect.

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Situation as of 08/12/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 866
Size: 22,171 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Costs to Date: $4,085,264

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Situation as of 08/11/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 702
Size: 21,914 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

Costs to Date: $3,126,916

The level one evacuation notice for the Kartar community remains in effect. A structure protection plan and evacuation triggers have been established for HWY 155, north of the fire.

Fire behavior today was moderate with small runs observed in light fuels and individual and group torching in heavier timber.

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Situation as of 08/10/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 659
Size: Size: 20,655 acres
Percent Contained: 15%

Costs to Date: $1,589,465

Reduced acreage is due to more accurate mapping of fire perimeter. Evacuations still in effect. Drier weather, lower humidities, strong winds predicted.

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Situation as of 08/09/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 555
Size: Size: 21,638 acres
Percent Contained: 15%

Costs to Date: $833,331The level one evacuation notice for the Kartar community remains in effect.

Light rain reduced fire behavior. Crews continue work to hold fire at Dan Nason Road.

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Situation as of 08/08/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 307
Size: Size: 18,723 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Level one evacuation notice for the Kartar community.

Fire made major runs thoughout the afternoon. Crews worked to hold fire at Dan Nason Road.

 
  
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