9 Jul 2009, 10:10pm
California
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Lion Foofurb* Fire

Location: Sequoia NF, Kern Co., CA
Specific Location: 1 mile N of Beach Meadow on the Kern Plateau, ~15 miles W of the Clover Burn (2008), Lat 36° 7´ 51″, Lon 118° 18´ 3″

Date of Origin: 06/30/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/19/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 44
Size: 3,854 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $904,330

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Situation as of 08/15/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 49
Size: 3,365 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $836,450

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Situation as of 08/14/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 49
Size: 3,272 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $818,230

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Situation as of 08/13/2009 6:00 am
Personnel: 49
Size: 3,179 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $799,010

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Situation as of 08/12/2023 6:00 am
Personnel: 29
Size: 3,060 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $777,290

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Situation as of 08/11/2023 6:00 am
Personnel: 20
Size: 2,981 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $764,570

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Situation as of 08/09/2023 8:00 am
Personnel: 51
Size: 2,933 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $734,910

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Situation as of 08/06/2023 9:00 am
Personnel: 79
Size: 2,827 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $664,150

Lion Fire: 2,536 acres/$580,750. Granite Fire: 291 acres/$83,400.

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Situation as of 08/05/2023 9:00 am
Personnel: 49
Size: 2,645 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $640,150

Lion Fire: 2,422 acres/$556,750. Granite Fire: 223 acres/$83,400.

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Situation as of 08/04/2023 9:00 am
Personnel: 49
Size: 2,436 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $618,530

Lion Fire: 2,272 acres/$545,530. Granite Fire: 164 acres/$73,000.

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Situation as of 08/03/2023 9:00 am
Personnel: 49
Size: 2,232 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

An Area Closure has been put in place effective August 1, through August 15, 2009. Fire monitors meet daily to mitigate potential smoke concerns. This wildland fire used for resource benefit is now a complex. This complex includes the Lion and the Granite fires.

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Situation as of 08/01/2024 9:00 am
Personnel: 24
Size: 1,798 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $509,150

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Situation as of 07/31/2009 3:00 pm
Personnel: 24
Size: 1,700 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Fire managers estimate approximately 830 acres are left to consume.

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Situation as of 07/29/2009 3:00 pm
Personnel: 24
Size: 1,310 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

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Situation as of 07/27/2009 9:30 am
Personnel: 26
Size: 1,170 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

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Situation as of 07/26/2009 9:30 am
Personnel: 46
Size: 980 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

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Situation as of 07/25/2009 9:50 am
Personnel: 46
Size: 760 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $420,000

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Situation as of 07/23/2009 8:15 am
Personnel: 44
Size: 550 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $380,000

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Situation as of 07/22/2009 9:00 am
Personnel: 44
Size: 520 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $360,000

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Situation as of 07/21/2009 9:30 am
Personnel: 42
Size: 425 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $345,000

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Situation as of 07/19/2009 9:30 am
Personnel: 41
Size: 450 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

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Situation as of 07/18/2009 11:00 am
Personnel: 56
Size: 400 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $300,000

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Situation as of 07/16/2009 9:00 am
Personnel: 76
Size: 350 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $245,000

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Situation as of 07/15/2009 1:00 pm
Personnel: 74
Size: 278 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $215,000

Burn out operations took place last night along the Beach Road.

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Situation as of 07/13/2009 3:00 pm
Personnel: 50
Size: 200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Planned burn area: 5,700 acres

Costs to Date: $183,000

Preparing control lines for possible burnout operation.

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Situation as of 07/11/2023 10:00 am
Personnel: 50
Size: 138 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Planned burn area: 5,700 acres

Costs to Date: $124,000

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Situation as of 07/09/2023 9:30 am
Personnel: 40
Size: 114 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Planned burn area: 5,700 acres

Costs to Date: $104,000

Fire in mixed conifer forest, single and group tree torching, spotting up to 1/8 mile. Fire being monitored, no attempt to contain or control, similar to 2008 Clover Fire (15,000 acres, $8,315,000 in eventual suppression costs).

*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.

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