28 Jul 2010, 10:07am
Montana
by admin

Packer Meadows Fire

Location: 1 mi NE of Lolo Pass, Missoula Co. MT
Specific Location: 1 mi NE of Lolo Pass Visitor Center, Lolo NF, Lat 46° 39´ 11″ Lon 114° 32´ 20″

Date of Origin: 07/26/2010
Cause: Under Investigation

Situation as of 08/11/2023 3:00 am
Personnel: 5
Size: 135 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $605,000

100% containment.

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Situation as of 08/10/2023 11:30 am
Personnel: 5
Size: 135 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $603,500

The fire area has received some precipitation today.

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Situation as of 08/08/2023 8:00 pm
Personnel: 25
Size: 135 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $596,000

The Packer Meadows Fire is still at 90% contained due to the high likely hood of spot fires outside the fires edge. The main fire is contained at this time but fire crews are still locating spots outside the containment lines. The fire is operating as a type 4 organization at this time.

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Situation as of 08/05/2023 1:30 pm
Personnel: 27
Size: 135 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $574,000

Released one crew this morning

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Situation as of 08/04/2023 1:30 pm
Personnel: 47
Size: 135 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $525,000

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Situation as of 08/03/2023 6:00 pm
Personnel: 47
Size: 135 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $474,000

The fire has transitioned to a type 4 organization from a type 3 organization and is continuing to slowly demob fire personnel as deemed necessary.

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Situation as of 08/02/2024 10:00 am
Personnel: 47
Size: 135 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $474,000

Continue mop-up operations.

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Situation as of 07/31/2010 3:00 pm
Personnel: 147
Size: 135 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Costs to Date: $359,000

The main fire is approximately 105 acres but in addition to that, hundreds of spots are aggregating to add an additional 30 acres of fire size. Continue to search out spot fires outside the fires edge and put in direct line construction to contain all spots. Proceed with mop-up on contained portions of the fire.

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Situation as of 07/29/2010 3:00 pm
Personnel: 149
Size: 105 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

Costs to Date: $200,000

Decrease in acres burned reported today due to better map capabilities. Direct attack with in a type 3 organization and begin mop up on contained portions of the fire.

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Situation as of 07/28/2010 3:00 pm
Personnel: 152
Size: 150 acres
Percent Contained: 25%

Costs to Date: $122,000

Direct attack.

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Situation as of 07/27/2010 2:00 pm
Personnel: 118
Size: 150 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Firefighters continue initial attack suppression with the help of aircraft. Direct suppression and fireline construction is ongoing. One bulldozer and one engine are also aiding the suppression effort. Mobilizing resources for extended attack with a type 3 organization.

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