1 Aug 2008, 7:24pm
Utah
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Little Bald Mountain Fire

Location: 10 mi SW of Grantsville, Tooele Co., UT

Specific Location: South Willow Canyon, Wasatch NF, Lat 40° 28´ 37″ Lon 112° 35´ 59″

Date of Origin: 07/30/2008
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 08/06/08 4:00 PM
Personnel: 198
Size: 558 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $1,638,000

Increase in acreage is due to more accurate mapping. Wilde’s Type 2 IMT will transition back to the local unit on 8/8/08 at 1800.

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Situation as of 08/05/08 5:00 PM
Personnel: 244
Size: 513 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $1,103,355

Continue to patrol line, mop up, and work with helicopter as appropriate. Transitioning to Wilde Type 2 IMT at 1800.

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Situation as of 08/04/08 5:00 PM
Personnel: 230
Size: 513 acres
Percent Contained: 62%

Worked S side, mop up in 2 chains; mop up N side where fire reached S. Willow Rd.

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Situation as of 08/03/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 241
Size: 513 acres
Percent Contained: 25%

Spike out 5 crews tonight to patrol line, mop up, and work with helicopter as appropriate.

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Situation as of 08/02/08 4:30 PM
Personnel: 249
Size: 513 acres
Percent Contained: 15%

Direct attack and line construction as conditions allow, possible burn out operations to secure lines, possible spiking crew out on the line.

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Situation as of 08/01/08 6:00 PM
Personnel: not reported
Size: 600 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Evacuated all campgrounds and closed the South Willow Road. In the process of evacuating all public from the canyon. Removed the horses and livestock from the area.

Fire was active on all flanks.

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