11 Jul 2009, 10:37pm
Utah
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Horse Valley Foofurb* Fire

Location: 10 miles WSW of Panguitch, Garfield Co., UT
Specific Location: Haycock Creek, Dixie NF, Lat 37° 45´ 40″, Lon 112° 39´ 10″

Date of Origin: 07/05/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 07/17/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 173
Size: 2,916 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $2,100,000

Return to Dixie National Forest on 7-18-09.

No listing of this fire on InciWeb.

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10 Jul 2009, 10:02pm
New Mexico
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San Miguel Foofurb* Fire

Location: Bandelier National Monument, Santa Fe NF, San Doval Co. NM
Specific Location: 13 miles south of Los Alamos, NM., Lat 35° 43´ 9″, Lon 106° 20´ 10″

Date of Origin: 07/02/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 07/17/2009 5:00 pm
Personnel: 16
Size: 1,635 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

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9 Jul 2009, 10:10pm
California
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Lion Foofurb* Fire

Location: Sequoia NF, Kern Co., CA
Specific Location: 1 mile N of Beach Meadow on the Kern Plateau, ~15 miles W of the Clover Burn (2008), Lat 36° 7´ 51″, Lon 118° 18´ 3″

Date of Origin: 06/30/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/19/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 44
Size: 3,854 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $904,330

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Situation as of 08/15/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 49
Size: 3,365 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $836,450

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Situation as of 08/14/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 49
Size: 3,272 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $818,230

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Situation as of 08/13/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 49
Size: 3,179 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $799,010

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Situation as of 08/12/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 29
Size: 3,060 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $777,290

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Situation as of 08/11/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 20
Size: 2,981 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $764,570

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Situation as of 08/09/2009 8:00 am
Personnel: 51
Size: 2,933 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $734,910

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Situation as of 08/06/2009 9:00 am
Personnel: 79
Size: 2,827 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $664,150

Lion Fire: 2,536 acres/$580,750. Granite Fire: 291 acres/$83,400.

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Situation as of 08/05/2009 9:00 am
Personnel: 49
Size: 2,645 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $640,150

Lion Fire: 2,422 acres/$556,750. Granite Fire: 223 acres/$83,400.

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9 Jul 2009, 10:47am
Oregon
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Black Butte II Fire

Location: 9 miles NW of Sisters, Deschutes Co. OR
Specific Location: E flank of Black Butte, Lat 44° 24′ 5″, Lon 121°37′55″

Date of Origin: unknown, reported 07/06/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 07/12/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 224
Size: 578 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Cost to Date: $3,084,943

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9 Jul 2009, 10:44am
California
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Backbone Fire

Location: Trinity Alps Wilderness, Six Rivers NF, Trinity and Humboldt Cos., CA
Specific Location: Devils Backbone, New River headwaters, Mill Creek headwaters, within the 1999 Megram Burn, Lat 41° 2´ 24″, Lon 123° 27´ 49″

Date of Origin: 07/01/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 07/23/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 245
Size: 6,324 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $16,585,120

NIMO has worked with local forests to build a T3 organization, this organization will take over the management of the Backbone Fire at 0600hrs today. The incident is releasing excess resources in alignment with cost efficient strategies and resource needs of other incidents. The accident investigation team has arrived in Willow Creek, they are working with those involved. SRF acres - 1781 Backbone and 2 Redspot, SHF acres - 3414 Backbone and 1120 Red Spot, and KNF acres - 7 Redspot. Totals: Backbone 5195 acres, Redspot 1129 acres.

Minimal fire behavior was observed, mainly pockets of heavy fuels well with in containment lines.

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Situation as of 07/21/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 458
Size: 6,324 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $15,639,466

Rappeler Fatality 07/21/2009

Fatal Accident During Routine Training At the Backbone Helibase Update

WILLOW CREEK, Calif. – Thomas Marovich, 20, of Hayward California incurred fatal injuries while performing routine rappel proficiency skill training, at the Backbone Helibase in Willow Creek.

Marovich was a second year apprentice with the Forest Service at the Modoc National Forest, and was working with the Chester Helitack Crew from the Lassen National Forest which was assigned to the Backbone Fire at the time of the accident.

At 10:10 this morning Marovich fell and incurred fatal injuries while performing the required training which is conducted at a minimum every 14 days to insure the crew’s skill and proficiency.

Mr. Marovich was provided advance life support treatment immediately at the scene. The Base medical staff, the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office, and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office were also involved in the response.

The Forest Service has mobilized an accident investigation team and is working with the National Transportation Safety Board

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Situation as of 07/20/2009 10:00 pm
Personnel: 514
Size: 6,324 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Swartzlander’s T2 Incident Management Team was released at 0600 hrs this morning.

The National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) will build a T3 organization over the next few operational periods to meet Forest objectives for turn back. SRF acres - 1781 Backbone and 2 Red Spot. SHF acres - 3414 Backbone and 1120 Red Spot. KNF acres = 7 Red Spot. Backbone total 5195 and Red Spot 1129.

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Situation as of 07/19/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 738
Size: 6,324 acres
Percent Contained: 65%

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Situation as of 07/19/2009 8:00 am
Personnel: 828
Size: 6,324 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Estimated Containment Date: July 24th, 2009

Transitioning Swartzlander’s T2 Team with T3 team today. Working towards release of excess resources.

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Situation as of 07/17/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 994
Size: 6,306 acres
Percent Contained: 45%

An accident occurred today involving an S-61 helicopter. The aircraft was extensively damaged. Both personnel walked away from the scene and were transported to a medical facility for examination.

The Sikorsky helicopter was working at a heliwell which is located N of the fire’s edge on the Klamath NF. The aircraft was flipped on its side which resulted in a small fuel spill, but there was no fire. Sikorsky-61, is owned by a private company under contract to the US Forest Service. An investigation team has been ordered.

Improving and securing handline on both fires. On the N end of the Backbone Fire good progress has been made. Six Rivers NF acres = 1781 Backbone and 2 Red Spot. Shasta-Trinity NF acres = 3396 Backbone and 1120 Red Spot. Klamath NF acres = 7 Red Spot. Backbone total 5177 and Red Spot 1129. Revised acreage due to updated gps data.

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Situation as of 07/16/2009 7:00 am
Personnel: 1,075
Size: 6,343 acres
Percent Contained: 45%

Minimal fire growth. Because of the success of the direct attack, the Estimated Containment Date has been changed from August 30th to July 24th, a reduction of 5+ weeks, representing a savings in suppression costs of $35 to $40 million.

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7 Jul 2009, 8:39pm
Oregon
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Twelve Mile Fire

Location: 12 Miles North of Long Creek, Grant Co. OR
Specific Location: Middle Fork John Day River, Umatilla NF, Lat 44° 52′ 9″, Lon 119° 9′ 39″

Date of Origin: unknown, reported 07/07/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 07/09/2009 2:30 pm
Personnel: 111
Size: 530 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

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Situation as of 07/08/2009 8:00 am
Personnel: 156
Size: 630 acres
Percent Contained: 70%

Full containment is expected today.

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Situation as of 07/07/2009 3:30 pm
Personnel: 0
Size: 630 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

 
  
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