31 Jul 2009, 10:30pm
by admin

Langille Fire

Location: 17 miles S of Randle, Skamania Co., WA
Specific Location: McCoy Peak, Gifford Pinchot NF, Lat 46° 19´ 05″, Lon 121° 49´ 41″

Date of Origin: 07/27/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/11/2009 2:00 pm
Personnel: 15
Size: 485 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Completed remote monitoring and installation of webcams. The confine and contain strategy will be implemented when the fire positions itself for safe tactical operations.


Situation as of 08/08/2009 3:00 pm
Personnel: 21
Size: 485 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $280,000

Fire transitioned from Hutton Type 2 organization to Seielstad Type 3. Rain, cool temps and high Rh% are foretasted for the next 4-6 days. Thus, this will be the last report until fire conditions change. Additional fire activity is expected to occur with warmer and drier conditions.


Situation as of 08/07/2009 5:00 pm
Personnel: 39
Size: 485 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $267,000

Transition day with the Type 3 team. NR Wildland Fire Team will be reassigned. Remote monitoring established.

Minimal fire spread due to deep marine layer. Fire behavior is creeping and smoldering. Fire weakened snags and green trees are coming down throughout the fire area.


Situation as of 08/05/2009 5:30 pm
Personnel: 62
Size: 485 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $205,000


Situation as of 08/04/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 33
Size: 485 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Expected Date of Containment: September 30, 2009

The fire has reached less steep topography and is not actively spreading. The fire is backing slowing down slope to Yellow Jacket Creek. A wildland fire module is in place to provide structure protection, if needed.

Note that two days ago the GPNF stated that a confine and contain strategy would be employed “when the fire burns into terrain where crews can be safely deployed.” The fire has reached that terrain, crews have been deployed, but they are monitoring crews, not firefighting crews. This fire is going to be Let Burn until October, according to today’s announcement. Yellow Jacket Creek is well-roaded. The forest type is westside old-growth Douglas-fir.


Situation as of 08/02/2009 6:30 pm
Personnel: 30
Size: 470 acres
Percent contained: 0%

The chosen strategy is contain/confine. It will succeed when the fire burns into terrain where crews can be safely deployed. Roads and trails in the vicinity of the fire are closed.


Situation as of 08/01/2009 9:00 pm
Personnel: 19
Size: 296 acres
Percent contained: 0%


Situation as of 07/31/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 16
Size: 100 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Estimated Containment Date: September 15th, 2009

Northern Rockies Type 2 IMT in place developing a Long Term Management Plan. Smokejumpers unable to contain fire due to steep terrain. Helicopter bucket drops have slowed the fire’s spread. Establishing safety zones and beginning air operations.

9 Aug 2009, 2:31pm
by bobert

Thank-you for the info on fire,good job



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