28 Sep 2009, 12:30pm
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Arnica Foofurb* Fire

Location: 5 miles West of Bridge Bay, Park Co., WY
Specific Location: Yellowstone NP. Lat 44° 32´ 1″, Lon 110° 32´ 26″

Date of Origin: 09/23/2009
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 09/28/2009 8:00 pm
Personnel: 130
Size: 9,300 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Inversion lifted at 1400 resulting in active and passive crown fire with short range spotting.


Situation as of 09/27/2009 4:30 pm
Personnel: 130
Size: 9,000 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Road closure in effect until further notice. Active crown fire with short-range spotting.

*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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