14 Aug 2010, 11:20am
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Hopper Let It Burn Fire

Location: 14 mi W of Duckabush, Olympic National Park, Jefferson Co. WA
Specific Location: S of Mt. Hopper, N Fork Skokomish R., Lat 47° 37´ 10″ Lon 123° 17´ 54″

Date of Origin: 08/03/2023
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/26/2010 4:30 pm
Personnel: 0
Size: unknown
Percent Contained: 0%

Monitoring crew withdrawn. Trails remain closed.


Situation as of 08/19/2010 5:15 pm
Personnel: 12
Size: 385 acres
Percent Contained: 15%

Percent contained is identified to show that 15% of the fire has burned up to rock outcrops or snow fields, not because of any suppression actions taken.

Ten person fuels crew is installing monitoring plots on fire. Fire activity was minimal today. Cloud cover over the fire in morning finally broke after noon, when a slight increase in activity was observed. Activity limited to occasional torching, but primarily creeping fire, with burning heavy downed logs. Cooler weather, with cloud cover expected over the fire next few days. If activity remains minor, will drop staffing to two to four monitors early next week. After this 209, will only report every Thursday unless significant activity occurs or if a request from NWCC is made for more frequent 209’s.


Situation as of 08/17/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 15
Size: 381 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Fire is approximately 10 percent contained due to burning up into rock bluff on Mt. Hopper. Hiking in 10 person fuels crew with ICT4 install rapid assessment plots and to complete further monitoring requirements. Initial monitor team will begin hike out tomorrow. Saw additional growth of approximately 50 acres as fire continues to spread by gravity downslope with small torching and run activity in steeper portions.


Situation as of 08/16/2010 5:30 pm
Personnel: 10
Size: 330 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

10 person NPS fuels module to install rapid assessment plots on the fire. They will also be utilized if needed to install check lines on the northern flank, due to a chance the fire could spread into Crazy Creek Drainage. If decision is made to try to hold fire at trail, they will be utilized for control tactics along trail. Crew will hike in on Tuesday and be on fire on Wednesday.


Situation as of 08/15/2010 7:00 pm
Personnel: 7
Size: 325 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Closure on Skokomish River trail at Nine Stream Camp and at the Home Sweet Home/Duckabush trail junction.

Fire trebled in size. 10 person NPS crew will hike into fire on Tuesday to be in place for northern containment line if needed.

No discussion of Andrew Palmer Rules (emergency evacuation of injured firefighters).


Situation as of 08/13/2010 6:00 pm
Personnel: 5
Size: 120 acres
Percent Contained: 0%



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