4 Sep 2009, 9:16pm
Montana
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Gabe Creek Foofurb* Fire

Location: 19 Miles NNE of Seeley Lake, Missoula Co., MT
Specific Location: Gabe Creek, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Flathead NF, Lat 47° 24´ 57″ Lon 113° 19´ 9″

Date of Origin: 08/06/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 09/09/2009 2:00 pm
Personnel: not reported
Size: 1,278 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Fire activity in the NW corner.

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Situation as of 09/06/2009 11:00 am
Personnel: 3
Size: 1,214 acres
Percent contained: 0%

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Situation as of 09/05/2009 2:30 pm
Personnel: 3
Size: 814 acres
Percent contained: 0%

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Situation as of 09/04/2009 7:00 pm
Personnel: 3
Size: 740 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Maximum manageable area: not reported

This fire has grown 700+ acres in the last two days. Fire managers flew over the fire today and individuals have been in the area monitoring fire activity. Dry, hot, windy weather contributed to the fire growth. Crowning, torching, and short range spotting reported. The weather forecast for the area calls for increased winds on Saturday with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms and a chance for more wind and moisture on Sunday and Monday.

*foofurb: euphemism for “fire used for resource benefit.” However, as is usual with foofurbs, no benefits have been elucidated, no EIS created, no public involvement or hearings held.

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