24 Jun 2008, 12:48am
California
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Mad Complex Fires

Location: Six Rivers NF, Trinity Co. CA

Specif Location: W of Ruth Reservoir, Lat: 40° 18′ 17″ Lon: 123° 32′ 11″

Date of Origin: 06/20/08
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 07/15/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 102
Size: 3,705 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $5,478,347

Holding containment lines and mopping up 300ft. Contained fires will be patrolled and fires close to Six Rivers boundaries will be monitored. Rehab of small fires continues. Suppression actions are being taken on two fires. Actively patrolling 35 fires. Approximately 20 acres of the Trough Fire from the Lime Complex is burning on the Six Rivers National Forest. Lime Complex plans to assume responsibilities of Mad Complex Base Camp on 7/16/08 (to house, feed and supply the Trough Fire personnel).

Fires 100% contained: Bonanza 1,370 acres, Travis 1,700 acres, Swim 210 acres, and Van Horn 66 acres. Fires that are controlled: Water Spout I 137 acres (combined with Spring and Creek fires), Neilson 100 acres, Lost Creek 50 acres. Fires that are out: Hayden 3 acres, Salt .4 acre, Fuels 9 acres, Reiss 6 acres, Black 5 acres, Haymen 3 acres, Rabbit 1 acre, Mad .5 acre, Crooks .25 acre, Lookout .25 acre, Dutch .10 acre, Trout .10 acre, Jones .10 acre, and Hollie .10 acre Lassic 21.6 acres, Long 11.3 acres, North 5.4 acres, Van Duzen II .10 acre, Van Duzen .25 acre, and Water Spout II 5 acres, Bettes .25 acres.

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Situation as of 07/11/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 189
Size: 3,705 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $5,000,000

Holding containment lines and mopping up 300 ft. Suppression actions are being taken on three fires. Actively patrolling 34 fires. Approximately 20 acres of the Trough Fire from the Lime Complex is burning on the Six Rivers National Forest and may compromise suppression efforts.

70 Lime Complex personnel are eating and sleeping at the Mad Complex Base.

Two community meetings were held today. The Mad River community continues to show a vested interest in the fire suppression activities.

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Situation as of 07/09/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 270
Size: 3,705 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $4,600,000

Holding containment lines and mopping up 300 ft. Contained fires will be patrolled and fires close to Six Rivers boundaries will be monitored. Suppression actions are being taken on three fires, actively patrolling 34 fires. Approximately 20 acres of the Trough Fire from the Lime Complex is burning on the Six Rivers National Forest.

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Situation as of 07/07/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 297
Size: 3,705 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: not reported

Est containment date: 07/10/2008.

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Situation as of 07/04/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 388
Size: 3,705 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $3,212,087

Acreage increase due to more accurate mapping.

Expected containment date: 7/08/08

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Situation as of 07/03/08 11:00 PM
Total Personnel: 361?
Size: 2,705 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Expected containment date: 7/08/08

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Situation as of 07/02/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 361
Size: 2,705 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

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Situation as of 07/01/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 361
Size: 2,633 acres
Percent Contained: 42%

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Situation as of 06/30/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 344
Size: 2,633 acres
Percent Contained: 38%

Costs to Date: $950,000

Bonanza Fire 320 acres, 20% contained. Swim Fire 210 acres, 100% contained. Lost Creek Fire 35 acres, 2% contained. Water Spout I, Creek and Spring (merged) 140 acres, 15% contained. Water Spout II Fire 5 acres, 100% contained. Travis Fire 1,700 acres, 80% contained.

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Situation as of 06/28/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 323
Size: 2,528 acres
Percent Contained: 35%

Costs to Date: $700,000

Spot fire was located on the Swim, total of 3 acres and will be staffed tonight. An additional fire was located while monitoring Waterspout. The Spring Fire is approximately 7 acres and is unstaffed. Still trying to anchor on the Bonanza Fire, concentrating on the SE flank. Firefighting efforts were hampered with a thunderstorm threat when crews withdrew from the fire line due to lightning threats. Crews were unable to re-engage due to time constraints.

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Situation as of 06/27/08 10:00 PM
Total Personnel: 323
Size: 2,250 acres
Percent Contained: 25%

Bonanza Fire is in steep terrain only accessible by type 1 crews with downhill line construction and currently has increased fire activity and is growing in size. Numerous fires on neighboring districts are now bumping district boundaries and sloping over. These neighboring fires are not staffed by other forests. With hotter and drier temps a concern is re-burn of currently contained fires or areas preheated.

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Situation as of 06/25/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 323
Size: 1,450 acres
Percent Contained: 20%

25 of 30 fires are 100% contained. Bonanza Fire is 200-300 acres and is 0% contained. Swim Fire is 200 acres and is 50% contained. Travis Fires is 1,000 acres and is 100% contained.

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Situation as of 06/25/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 323
Size: 1,400 acres
Percent Contained: 20%

30 fires, 21 contained.

Long Fire was staffed by 7 jumpers and is 40-50% contained at 5 to 6 acres. Swim Fire is approximately 50% contained at 200 acres. Crews are lining the Travis Fire in the Wilderness using MIST tactics. Bonanza Fire and increased another 50 acres. Horse Fire from Shasta/Trinity crossed boundaries to Six Rivers.

The Mad River Ranger District will be holding a Public Fire Information Meeting, Thursday, June 26, at the Mad River Community Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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Situation as of 06/24/08 10:00 PM
Total Personnel: 315
Size: 1,150 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Swim, Bonanza,and Nielson are over 100 acres and the Travis is over 600 acres. Unable to staff all fires.

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Situation as of 06/23/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: not reported
Size: 1,000 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

Contained the Van Horn Fire. Nielson Fire is 60 % contained. Swim Fire line construction started.

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