23 Jul 2008, 9:51am
Montana
by admin

Hell’s 1/2 Saddle WFU Fire

Location: 24 miles SW of Darby, MT

Specific Location: Bitterroot NF, Lat 45° 41´ 18″ Lon 114° 36´ 46″

Date of Origin: 06/12/2023
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 08/23/08 3:30 PM
Total Personnel: 0
Size: 1,750 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum fire area desired: 4,000,000 acres

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Situation as of 08/19/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 0
Size: 1,100 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum fire area desired: 4,000,000 acres

Costs to Date: $25,000

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Situation as of 08/13/08 2:00 PM
Total Personnel: 2
Size: 715 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum fire area desired: 4,000,000 acres

Smoldering and creeping with some active surface fire. Limited single tree and group torching.

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Situation as of 08/06/08 5:30 PM
Total Personnel: 5
Size: 660 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Maximum fire area desired: 4,000,000 acres

Costs to Date: $15,000 reported.

Active surface fire with crowning runs. Planned actions: none.

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Situation as of 08/01/08 2:00 PM
Total Personnel: 5
Size: 300 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $15,100

Closed Hells Half Road #224. Small pockets of group torching and isolated crown fire runs (three separate 10-15 acre runs).

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Situation as of 07/24/08 9:00 AM

No update. Fire not reported on InciWeb.

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Situation as of 07/22/08 2:30 PM
Total Personnel: 2
Size: 235 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $15,000

Maximum fire area desired: 4,000,000 acres

Mentioned for the first time this AM in the NORTHERN ROCKIES GEOGRAPHIC AREA MORNING REPORT.

Please call George Weldon, U.S. Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management, Missoula, MT at 406-329-3296 for more information regarding this fire or any fire in the Northern Rocky Mountains.

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