20 Aug 2010, 10:03am
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Arthur 2 Let It Burn Fire

Location: Yellowstone National Park, Park Co. WY
Specific Location: 1.5 mi SW of the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Date of Origin: 08/18/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/23/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 30
Size: 200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $162,375

Acreage decrease due to more accurate mapping. Cost to date and projected final cost changes updated to reflect more accurate accounting. This will be the last 209 unless activity increases.

Note: Why stop reporting? Is your arm broken? Is it just too difficult to write a 5-line fill-in-the-blanks report every day? 30 people are assigned to the fire. They aren’t doing anything but sitting on their fat cans smoking dope. But it’s beyond their ability to fill in a simple form once a day, a 5-minute job.

NPS employees are the laziest, most worthless culls in America today.


Situation as of 08/22/2010 4:00 pm
Personnel: 57
Size: 218 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Fire is primarily in the 2001 Arthur Burn where it is consuming downed material. The fire has also established on the north slope south of middle creek and is very visible from Highway 20.


Situation as of 08/21/2010 7:00 pm
Personnel: 40
Size: 218 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Structures Threatened: 8 PRIM , 10 OUTB

The Northern Rockies Wildland Fire Management Team (Cook) will assume command of the fire at 0800 Sunday. Gives the big boys from NIFC some double overtime and practice at Let It Burn.


Situation as of 08/20/2010 9:00 am
Personnel: 18
Size: 75 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Yellowstone fire management is working closely with the neighboring Shoshone National Forest. The park has requested a wildfire management team to do a long-term analysis plan for the Arthur 2 Fire (formerly called the East Fire). Fire resources are setting up precautionary structure protection around the East Entrance developed area.

Re-burn within a stand replacement (total mortality) fire from 2001.

This fire is being managed for multiple objectives, including firefighter and public safety, ecological benefits of cleaning up the dead and down from a previous fire, and as a lightning-ignited fire, the Arthur 2 Fire is in line with the park’s resource management plan that calls for allowing natural processes to occur when possible in the park.



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