28 Sep 2009, 12:38pm
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Table Mountain Foofurb* Fire

Location: 23 miles SW of Philipsburg, Granite and Ravelli Co., MT
Specific Location: Table Mtn., Bitterroot, Deer Lodge NF’s, Lat 46° 3´ 47″, Lon 113° 42´ 59″

Date of Origin: 09/12/2009
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 10/01/2009 4:15 pm
Personnel: 0
Size: 5,400 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Fire received 4 to 5 inches of snow


Situation as of 09/28/2009 7:30 pm
Personnel: 59
Size: 4,200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Current Closures include: Ross Fork Trail 8019, Trail 313, South Fork Ross Creek Trail 8162 from Frog Pond Basin to the Ross Fork of Rock Creek, the Whetstone Ridge Trail 8020 from Frog Pond Basin to Zekes Meadow down the entire length of Ross Fork Rock Trail 8019, and Point Look Out Trail 8161. Forest Road 80 and its spur roads, from the junction of Forest Road 80 with Forest Road 78388 at Sagebrush Flat west to the boundary of the Bitterroot National Forest.


Situation as of 09/27/2009 5:30 pm
Personnel: 59
Size: 3,500 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Structures Threatened: 11 PRIM , 5 OUTB

*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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