23 Aug 2010, 8:17am
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Alder Creek Fire

Location: 12 mile SE of Stevensville, Granite Co. MT
Specific Location: Lolo NF, Lat 46° 26´ 16″ Lon 113° 51´ 3″

Date of Origin: 08/22/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/29/2010 12:30 pm
Personnel: 12
Size: 781 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $1,333,052

100% containment. All road closures lifted. Most resources demobilized.


Situation as of 08/27/2010 7:15 pm
Personnel: 136
Size: 750 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Good progress was made in constructing line and controlling isolated hot spots on the SW flank of the fire. Significant precipitation expected over the fire Saturday evening into Sunday. Continue to construct handline and secure perimeter on the NW and S flanks of the fire.


Situation as of 08/25/2010 8:30 pm
Personnel: 166
Size: 425 acres
Percent Contained: 5%

Heavy use of aircraft to lay down retardant and secure the western edge of the fire in anticipation of the cold front.

Fire had 1 near miss from a falling snag. A facilitate learning analysis will be conducted for future review/lessons learned.


Situation as of 08/24/2010 7:00 pm
Personnel: 142
Size: 375 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Completed the initial burnout along the NW corner of the fire (100-200ft blackline) along a .3 mile section of line. Closure remain in place for main roads/trails leading into the area. Used aviation resources to reinforce burnout and limit growth of active spots.


Situation as of 08/22/2010 3:20 pm
Personnel: enroute
Size: 250 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Closures on forest roads and trail put in place. Suppression resources are arriving.

Crown fire with with group tree torching and uphill runs. Fire behavior was fuels,wind and terrian driven. Downhill fire spread was also active due to spotting and rollers.



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