2 Jun 2010, 12:37pm
Other States
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Eagle Trail Fire

Location: W of Tanacross, Tanana Valley, AK
Specific Location: Galman Lake to Crystal Springs, N and S of the Tanana River, 63.333 lat, -143.317 lon

Date of Origin: 05/26/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 06/14/2010 9:00 am
Personnel: 390
Size: 17,934 acres
Percent Contained: 78%

Rain on fire. Crews will continue to build line and cold trail along the un-contained northern and western flanks of the fire. Crews will begin pulling hose from the Mansfield Lake Village area and the cabin north of the Tanana River on the SW corner of the fire. Demobe of excess equipment is continuing. Suppression repair work is ongoing south of the Alaska Highway.

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2 Jun 2010, 12:01pm
New Mexico
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Rio (Jemez) Fire

Location: Jemez Mtns, Sante Fe NF, Los Alamos Co., NM
Specific Location: W of Hwy 126, Jemez Road, 1/2 mile SW of Fenton Lake, Lat 35° 50´ 59″, Lon 106° 45´ 41″

Date of Origin: 06/01/2010
Cause: Under investigation (abandoned campfire suspected)

Situation as of 06/05/2010 6:20 pm
Personnel: 347
Size: 1,356 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $2,052,055

Mop-up in progress in all divisions. Waterbars completed on 50% of hand line around the fire. Started resource demob.

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Situation as of 06/04/2010 6:45 pm
Personnel: 433
Size: 1,356 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Costs to Date: $1,388,495

Reduction in acreage is due to more accurate ground GPS mapping. Mop-up under way.

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Situation as of 06/03/2010 7:00 pm
Personnel: 334
Size: 1,405 acres
Percent Contained: 35%

Costs to Date: $697,200

No explanation given for cost estimate reduction. Transition from Archuleta’s Type 3 team to Cowies Type 2 team. Arrival of type 1 crews facilitated completion of the line around the fire.

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Situation as of 06/01/2010 23:30 pm
Personnel: 186
Size: 600 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $2,500,000

Structures Threatened: 48 PRIM , 9 COMM , 26 OUTB

News reports say 700 to 800 acres this morning (June 2). Evacuations ordered for the 7 Springs community and the area around Fenton Lake — around 70 people. Fenton Lake SP is temporarily closed. An emergency shelter has been set up at the Jemez Valley Schools campus.

2 Jun 2010, 12:00pm
Arizona Idaho
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Horseshoe Fire

Location: 5 mi. S of Portal, Cochise Co. NM
Specific Location: SF Cave Ck., Coronado NF, Lat 31° 49´ 4″, Lon 109° 12´ 9″

Date of Origin: 05/26/2010
Cause: Human

Situation as of 06/29/2010 7:00 pm
Personnel: 14
Size: 3,401 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $9,879,000 (no update)

Heavy thunderstorm activity and significant rainfall over the fire area.

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Situation as of 06/28/2010 6:00 pm
Personnel: 14
Size: 3,401 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $9,879,000

Opening South Fork road to public and all campgrounds. Transitioning to Type 3 IC.

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Situation as of 06/27/2010 6:00 pm
Personnel: 71
Size: 3,386 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $9,814,145

Transition to local Type 3 team will occur at noon on 28 June 2010. No fire activity was observed today.

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5 Oct 2009, 9:44pm
Washington
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Preston Fox Fire

Location: 20 miles NW of Entiat, 10 miles W of Hollywood Beach on Lake Chelan, Chelan Co. WA
Specific Location: Okanogan-Wenatchee NF, Brennegan Creek above Preston Falls on the Entiat River, Lat 47° 55´ 27″, Lon 120° 24´ 59″

Date of Origin: 10/4/2009
Cause: Escaped prescribed fire

Situation as of 10/04/2009 8:00 am
Personnel: 12
Size: 450 acres
Percent Contained: 5%

The fire crossed the contingency boundary in the burn plan and has been converted to a wildfire. The Preston Creek road system has been closed to the public.

Fire is burning actively in shrub areas where wind and slope align. Single tree torching and active backing and flanking fire have been observed.

Planned Actions: Monitor the incident with aircraft as needed. Evaluate need for additional action if significant weather change occurs.

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4 Oct 2009, 2:37pm
Arizona
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Twin Fire

Location: 1 mile SW of Williams, Coconino Co., AZ
Specific Location: Kaibab NF, S of I-40 at the base of Bill Williams Mtn., Lat 34° 16´ 01″, Lon 117° 28´ 59″

Date of Origin: 10/02/2009
Cause: Escaped prescribed fire

Situation as of 10/05/2009 4:30 pm
Personnel: 506
Size: 921 acres
Percent Contained: 20%

Costs to Date: $1,728,651

Evacuation lifted. Total acres does not include the 710 acre Twin RX.

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Situation as of 10/05/2009 9:30 am
Personnel: 500
Size: 921 acres
Percent Contained: 20%

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Situation as of 10/04/2009 5:30 pm
Personnel: 465
Size: 921 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

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Situation as of 10/04/2009 2:00 pm
Personnel: 250
Size: 1,000 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

The evacuation order west of 9th Street and south of Sheridan remains in effect.

Type I IMT (Van Bruggen) is managing the fire. Strong SW winds have grounded aircraft today. 20-30 mph SW winds are blowing the fire (and smoke) directly toward the town of Williams.

4 Oct 2009, 2:22pm
California
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Sheep Fire

Location: Lytle Creek Canyon and Highway 138, San Bernardino Co. CA
Specific Location: San Bernardino NF, Lat 34° 16´ 01″, Lon 117° 28´ 59″

Date of Origin: 10/03/2009
Cause: Under Investigation

Situation as of 10/06/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 1,890
Size: 7,128 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Structures Destroyed: 1 residence , 4 outbuildings

Costs to Date: $5,518,000

The evacuation of Wrightwood was lifted at 1200hrs today. Highway 2 to Wrightwood was reopened at 1200hrs today. Lone Pine Canyon Road remains closed. The community of Lytle Creek remains open to residents only. Road closures include Lone Pine Canyon and Swarthout Canyon. The evacuation center at the San Bernardino Fair Grounds has been closed. The Eishenhower High School Evacuation Center will remain open. The projected containment date has been moved to 10/10/09 due to access and terrain difficulties. There were four minor injuries reported this operational period. Continuing extensive mop-up of numerous heat sources.

Minimal fire activity was observed today, with isolated torching of interior islands, creeping fire and smoldering.

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Situation as of 10/05/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 1,715
Size: 7,824 acres
Percent Contained: 30%

Structures Destroyed: 1 residence , 4 outbuildings

Costs to Date: $3,300,000

The evacuation of the community of Wrightwood is still in progress. Lone Pine Cyn Rd and Highway 2 remain closed. As of 1900 hrs today, Highway 138 was opened to the public. Lytle Creek was opened to residents only.

Due to favorable weather conditions, minimal fire activity was observed today with creeping fire and smoldering.

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Situation as of 10/04/2009 2:00 pm
Personnel: 702
Size: 3,500 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Currently the fire is moving north to northwest from Swarthout Canyon to Highway 138 through Lone Pine Canyon. The fire is burning about 1.5 miles east of any homes in the Wrightwood area. Numerous engine strike teams are in place for sturcture protection for the eastern portions of Wrightwood.

New mandatory evacuations are in place for all Wrightwood residents. Mandatory evacuations remain in place for the following areas in Lytle Creek: Applewhite Campground, Applewhite Picnic Area, and areas east of Lytle Creek Road up to and including Mountain Lakes RV Park. Mandatory evacuations are in place also for Swarthout Canyon, Lone Pine Canyon, and areas along Hwy 138 between I-15 and Hess Rd. Evacuation Centers are located at Eisenhower High School in Rialto and at Victorville Fairgrounds. Small animals can be taken to the Devore Animal Shelter. Large and small animals may be taken to the Victorville Fairgrounds. Glen Helen Rodeo grounds was taking large animals but is now full.

4 Oct 2009, 11:47am
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Gird End Foofurb* Fire

Location: 10 Miles E of Hamilton, Ravalli Co., MT
Specific Location: Bitterroot NF, Lat 46° 14´ 48″, Lon 113° 53´ 14″

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

Situation as of 09/28/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 6
Size: 1,200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

MMA: not reported

Monitor backing of fire to east toward State Highway. Possible trail closures and restricted highway travel.

*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.

4 Oct 2009, 11:46am
Oregon
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Big Sheep Fire

Location: 12 Miles SW Enterprise, Wallowa Co., OR
Specific Location: Wallowa-Whitman NF, Lat 45° 23´ 16″, Lon 117° 35´ 1″

Date of Origin: 08/29/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 10/04/2009 12:50 pm
Personnel: 28
Size: 3,450 acres
Percent contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $1,100,000

This is the last 209 report for this incident.

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Situation as of 10/01/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 269
Size: 3,450 acres
Percent contained: 20%

Costs to Date: $350,000

The fire is being managed with two objectives. The S portion of the fire in the
Eagle Cap Wilderness is being managed for resource benefit and is in monitor status. The N
portion of the fire is being managed as a full suppression operation due to proximity to private
land and a timber sale.

29 Sep 2009, 5:04pm
Montana
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Lily Lake Foofurb* Fire

Location: 10 Miles E of Wisdom, Beaverhead Co., MT
Specific Location: Beaverhead NF, Lat 45° 37´ 26″, Lon 113° 19´ 1″

Date of Origin: 08/13/2009
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 10/01/2009 3:15 pm
Personnel: not reported
Size: 2,200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Fire received snow and rain

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Situation as of 09/28/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 37
Size: 1,701 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Fire growth being monitored.

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Situation as of 09/27/2009 4:00 pm
Personnel: 37
Size: 1,308 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

MMA: not reported

*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.

29 Sep 2009, 5:01pm
Idaho
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Abby Foofurb* Fire

Location: 20 miles NE of Idaho City, Boise Co., ID
Specific Location: Boise NF, Lat 43° 58´ 21″, Lon 115° 28´ 39″

Date of Origin: 08/29/2009
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 09/29/2009 3:15 pm
Personnel:80
Size: 950 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Resources on the fire to check the progression on the north flank into Pikes Fork and the SE corner to the FS RD 303. Closed FS RD 348 Crooked River and FS RD 312 Pikes Fork.

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Situation as of 09/28/2009 4:15 pm
Personnel: 6
Size: 630 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

MMA: not reported

Fire moving to the north toward the Crooked River area. Notifying the public that are in those campground areas. Using aircraft and some ground personnel to try to [sic] herd the fire. Confine and contain strategy. Active fire behavior with running and spotting.

*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.

28 Sep 2009, 12:54pm
Montana
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Lawrence Mountain Foofurb* Fire

Location: 20 Miles SW of Eureka, Lincoln Co., MT
Specific Location: Kootenai NF, Lat 48° 36´ 51″, Lon 115° 25´ 10″

Date of Origin: 09/02/2009
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 09/27/2009 4:30 pm
Personnel: 2
Size: 1,800 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

MMA: not reported

*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.

28 Sep 2009, 12:47pm
Montana
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Ninko Creek Foofurb* Fire

Location: 16 Miles NW of Polebridge, Glacier Co., MT
Specific Location: Ninko Creek, Flathead NF, Lat 48° 52´ 14″, Lon 114° 35´ 42″

Date of Origin: 09/18/2009
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 09/27/2009 5:00 pm
Personnel: 33
Size: 500 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

MMA: not reported

Actions taken to keep fire within unreported (4-million-acre?)MMA with buckets and engines.

*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.

28 Sep 2009, 12:38pm
Montana
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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

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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.

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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.

28 Sep 2009, 12:30pm
Other States
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Arnica Foofurb* Fire

Location: 5 miles West of Bridge Bay, Park Co., WY
Specific Location: Yellowstone NP. Lat 44° 32´ 1″, Lon 110° 32´ 26″

Date of Origin: 09/23/2009
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 09/28/2009 8:00 pm
Personnel: 130
Size: 9,300 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Inversion lifted at 1400 resulting in active and passive crown fire with short range spotting.

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Situation as of 09/27/2009 4:30 pm
Personnel: 130
Size: 9,000 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Road closure in effect until further notice. Active crown fire with short-range spotting.

*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.

28 Sep 2009, 12:17pm
Montana
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Baldy Fire

Location: 1 mile E of Lakeside,Flathead Lake, Lake Co., MT
Specific Location: Mt. Baldy, Lat 48° 1´ 24″ Lon 114° 17´ 21″

Date of Origin: 09/26/2009
Cause: Under investigation

Situation as of 09/28/2009 7:30 pm
Personnel: 159
Size: 246 acres
Percent contained: 60%

Structures Destroyed: NONE

Bierney Creek and Blacktail Mtn roads closed to public access. Bucket work effective in holding areas of concern. Line completed.

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Situation as of 09/27/2009 4:30 pm
Personnel: 148
Size: 200 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Structures Threatened: 50 PRIM , 5 COMM , 15 OUTB

Bierney Creek and Blacktail Mtn roads closed to public access.

 
  
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