8 Sep 2010, 10:29am
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Illinois Creek Fire

Location: 3 mi W of Fox Park, Albany Co. WY
Specific Location: Near USFS Rds. 512 and 504, Medicine Bow-Routt NF, Lat 41° 6´ 15″ Lon 106° 12´ 0″

Date of Origin: 09/07/2023
Cause: Human

Situation as of 09/12/2023 5:15 pm
Personnel: 2
Size: 120 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $430,000

100% containment. This incident has been turned over to local unit. Accounting change due to more accurate estimate.

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Situation as of 09/10/2023 3:00 pm
Personnel: 95
Size: 120 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $285,000

100% containment. Planned partial demob on Sunday

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Situation as of 09/09/2023 6:00 pm
Personnel: 53
Size: 120 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Fire remained in containment lines

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Situation as of 09/08/2023 4:00 pm
Personnel: 53
Size: 112 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Indirect dozer line completed around head of fire. Fire stayed in place due to high humidity and cloud cover.

Red Flag Warning for high winds tonight.

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Situation as of 09/07/2023 6:30 pm
Personnel: 55
Size: 100 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

FDR 512 is closed. The Fox Park subdivision has been evacuated as a precaution.

Two of the seven air tankers dropping retardant on the Fourmile Canyon Fire were diverted to help with this fire Tuesday.

Group torching, spotting 1/4 mile. Burning in dead beetle kill lodgepole pine with needles intact. Treating Fox Park with retardant.

28 Aug 2010, 11:55am
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Crystal Let It Burn Fire

Location: 18 mi E of Jackson, Teton Co. WY
Specific Location: near Crystal Peak, Bridger-Teton NF, Lat 43° 30´ 8″ Lon 110° 24´ 16″

Date of Origin: Not listed. Today was the first report on this fire.
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 10/06/2023 6:00 pm
Personnel: 0
Size: 439 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

The fire received light precipitation and cooler temperatures and higher humidities with a chance of showers are forecasted for the next few days. Fire managers continue to manage the fire for objectives identified in the developed management action plan. There are no trail closures at this time.

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Situation as of 08/28/2010 4:30 pm
Personnel: 4
Size: 121 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Widespread precipitation today

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Situation as of 08/27/2010 10:15 pm
Personnel: 4
Size: 120 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Additional growth to the NW. Continue to monitor the fire with 2 Helitack, assessing the fires movement towards the Crystal Creek trail. Aerial recon as needed and available.

23 Aug 2010, 8:43am
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Gravel Let It Burn Fire

Location: 12 mi NE of Moran, Teton Co. WY
Specific Location: Headwaters Snake River, Bridger-Teton NF, Lat 43° 58´ 20″ Lon 110° 19´ 2″

Date of Origin: 08/16/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/27/2010 10:15 pm
Personnel: 6
Size: 510 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Continue to monitor fire growth.

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Situation as of 08/22/2010 8:30 pm
Personnel: 6
Size: 433 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

4 SMJ’s jumped the fire in the early AM to establish monitoring on the ground and assess the need for additional trail closures to enhance public safety in the fire area. Aerial GPS of the fire perimeter. Fire received precipitation in the afternoon of 8/22.

20 Aug 2010, 10:03am
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Arthur 2 Let It Burn Fire

Location: Yellowstone National Park, Park Co. WY
Specific Location: 1.5 mi SW of the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Date of Origin: 08/18/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 08/23/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 30
Size: 200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $162,375

Acreage decrease due to more accurate mapping. Cost to date and projected final cost changes updated to reflect more accurate accounting. This will be the last 209 unless activity increases.

Note: Why stop reporting? Is your arm broken? Is it just too difficult to write a 5-line fill-in-the-blanks report every day? 30 people are assigned to the fire. They aren’t doing anything but sitting on their fat cans smoking dope. But it’s beyond their ability to fill in a simple form once a day, a 5-minute job.

NPS employees are the laziest, most worthless culls in America today.

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Situation as of 08/22/2010 4:00 pm
Personnel: 57
Size: 218 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Fire is primarily in the 2001 Arthur Burn where it is consuming downed material. The fire has also established on the north slope south of middle creek and is very visible from Highway 20.

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Situation as of 08/21/2010 7:00 pm
Personnel: 40
Size: 218 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Structures Threatened: 8 PRIM , 10 OUTB

The Northern Rockies Wildland Fire Management Team (Cook) will assume command of the fire at 0800 Sunday. Gives the big boys from NIFC some double overtime and practice at Let It Burn.

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Situation as of 08/20/2010 9:00 am
Personnel: 18
Size: 75 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Yellowstone fire management is working closely with the neighboring Shoshone National Forest. The park has requested a wildfire management team to do a long-term analysis plan for the Arthur 2 Fire (formerly called the East Fire). Fire resources are setting up precautionary structure protection around the East Entrance developed area.

Re-burn within a stand replacement (total mortality) fire from 2001.

This fire is being managed for multiple objectives, including firefighter and public safety, ecological benefits of cleaning up the dead and down from a previous fire, and as a lightning-ignited fire, the Arthur 2 Fire is in line with the park’s resource management plan that calls for allowing natural processes to occur when possible in the park.

19 Aug 2010, 9:47am
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North Fork Fire

Location: 16 mi W of Lander, Fremont Co. WY
Specific Location: Smith Lake, Cathedral Peak area, Wind River Range, Shoshone NF, Lat 42° 48´ 42″ Lon 109° 7´ 37″

Date of Origin: 08/18/2010
Cause: Under investigation

Situation as of 08/24/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 151
Size: 330 acres
Percent Contained: 98%

IR Flight showed no heat in or near the fire line. Demob of Type 3 team and resources. Type 4 organization taking over fire at 0600 tomorrow, 8/25. This will be the last report unless there is significant activity

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Situation as of 08/23/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 196
Size: 330 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Excellent progress on containment objectives and turn back standards. Beginning to release resources. Trail closures. Fairfield Hill to Shoshone Lake (FS road 750), Shoshone Lake cutoff from Middle Fork (Trail 711 and North Fork Trail from Dickinson Park (Trail 710).

Firelines continue to hold through operational period. Low winds helped with the start of backhaul of crews and supplies. Smoldering in meadows and bogs. Burning of interior, heavy fuels.

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Situation as of 08/22/2010 4:00 pm
Personnel: 201
Size: 330 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Continued progress with line construction. Released one type one aircraft to another incident. High winds and frontal conditions intensified. Firelines continue to hold through operational period. High winds have kept aircraft grounded in pm hrs.

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Situation as of 08/21/2010 4:30 pm
Personnel: 211
Size: 330 acres
Percent Contained: 65%

Resources continue to make progress on incident. Limited isolated torching in the interior perimeter. Creeping behavior on perimeter.

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Situation as of 08/20/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 211
Size: 330 acres
Percent Contained: 30%

Sunday is a key day in the weather forecast which may move the fire again. Type one resources and aviation assets are key to make progress on the fire over the weekend.

Crews will continue to build line with direct control objectives using air support to cool hot sections of fireline.

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Situation as of 08/19/2010 6:00 pm
Personnel: 226
Size: 330 acres
Percent Contained: 15%

Trail closures: Fairfield trail to Dickinson Park

Resources are arriving and being assigned to line operations. Crews will be line building with direct control objectives using air support to cool hot sections of line. Manage spots.

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Situation as of 08/18/2010 6:30 pm
Personnel: 46
Size: 150 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Running crowning with long range spotting. Planned Actions: Evaluate and develop plan of action. Major recreation area.

26 Jul 2010, 1:06pm
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Bull Let It Burn Fire (WY)

Location: ~8 mi E of Hoback Jct, Teton Co. WY
Specific Location: ~1 mi N of Hwy 189-191, Gros Ventre Wilderness, Bridger-Teton NF, ~Lat 47° 24´ 31″ Lon 113° 19´ 00″

Date of Origin: 07/21/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 10/06/2023 6:00 pm
Personnel: 8
Size: 5,273 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Fire behavior has moderated but still is burning in timber in the lower Bull Creek drainage, the Rough Hollow drainage and the west side of the Little Granite drainage. The heavy dead and downed fuels on the fire are very dry and is the primary force driving the fire behavior. The area of closure encompasses the western side of the Little Granite Road, North along the ridgeline dividing the Boulder Creek and Little Granite Creek drainages, south along the Highline trail and south east along the Rough Hollow ridgeline. The Highline trail and Little Granite road remains open.

Fire management decisions balance concerns for the safety of the public and firefighters, the values threatened by the fire, forecasted weather, expected fire behavior, and long term plans and objectives for the area as described in our Land and Resource Management Plan. That may include wilderness values, forest health concerns, and long term sustainability of ecosystems that have evolved in the presence of periodic fire.

We may add firefighters and equipment to meet our objectives as fire activity increases, or scale back during quiet periods of the fire.

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Situation as of 10/03/2023 6:40 pm
Personnel: 11
Size: 4,978 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Continue holding the fire at the Little Granite Creek drainage, and monitor growth on the northeast and east. The one new injury reported was from a patroller on horseback was bucked off their horse while posting closure signs on 9/30 for area closure.

The fire became more active in the Rough Hollow drainage with the effects of up canyon winds out of the southeast. smoldering, creeping and isolated and group torching.

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Situation as of 09/11/2023 4:30 pm
Personnel: none
Size: 4,422 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

desired incineration footprint: 66,000 acres

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Situation as of 08/27/2010 7:15 pm
Personnel: 128
Size: 4,255 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $1,705,382

Whoops. Turns out the fire did not just fade away quietly into the red tape archives. Fire expanded 700 acres. Crews have been recalled. Burnouts in progress. Another half a $million spent. Area closure still in effect.

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Situation as of 08/23/2010 7:00 pm
Personnel: 31
Size: 3,539 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

No more reports. Let It Burn and hide the information from the public.

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Situation as of 08/23/2010 7:00 pm
Personnel: 31
Size: 3,293 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Demobbed. Let It Burn.

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Situation as of 08/22/2010 7:45 pm
Personnel: 137
Size: 3,120 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $1,104,000

Kniffy’s desired incineration area: 66,000 acres.

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Situation as of 08/21/2010 7:00 pm
Personnel: 138
Size: 3,047 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $1,001,410

After a month of Let It Burn, this fire has passed the 3,000 acre and the $million dollar marks. Expensive burnout operations underway. Area closure to recreation. Trees torching in groups. All great “benefits” brought to you (at your expense) by the Bridger-Teton NF.

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Situation as of 08/20/2010 9:45 pm
Personnel: 108
Size: 2,800 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $900,000

Fire up-sized again for unreported reasons. Active fire behavior with isolated and group torching. Began burnout operations to secure southern flank.

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Situation as of 08/11/2023 9:00 am
Personnel: 10
Size: 1,754 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Costs to Date: $750,000

Fire has downsized to a Type 4 organization with only the Kings Peak Fire Module monitoring for growth and increased activity and data collection for monitoring objectives.

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Situation as of 07/31/2010 9:00 pm
Personnel: 113
Size: 1,462 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Desired incineration area: 66,000 acres.

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Situation as of 07/28/2010 10:00 am
Personnel: 11
Size: 521 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

The Bull Fire was located and sized up at 3 acres on the afternoon of July 22. Without any NEPA process, ESA consultation, NHPA consultation, or legally required analysis or public involvement of any kind, Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton made the illegal and criminal decision to Let It Burn.

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Situation as of 07/25/2010 7:30 pm
Personnel: 0
Size: 680 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Let It Burn. That’s the great thing about wilderness designation. The government no longer bears any responsibility for holocausts. So what if the entire Gros Ventre Range is incinerated? Don’t blame the goobernment; they are self-incapacitated.

19 Jul 2010, 9:42am
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Beach Fire

Location: Yellowstone NP, Teton Co. WY
Specific Location: 2 mi S of Beach Lake, 7 mi SW of Bridge Bay Campground, Lat 44° 30´ 54″ Lon 110° 34´ 23″

Date of Origin: 07/18/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 07/29/2010 4:30 pm
Personnel: 13
Size: 520 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $2,599,437

No significant fire activity noted. Aerial recon during burn period Bucketing hotspots if needed.

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Situation as of 07/27/2010 4:35 pm
Personnel: 156
Size: 520 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $2,000,000

All crews pulled off the line and are being demobed. Backhaul of supplies and equipment from fire and spike camp. Transition fire management from Secrest Type II team to Yellowstone NP. Transition at 0600 0n 7/28/2010. Fire will be monitored with aircraft. This will be the last 209 report unless significant activity occurs in the future.

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Situation as of 07/26/2010 3:45 pm
Personnel: 222
Size: 520 acres
Percent Contained: 72%

Costs to Date: $1,900,000

Two Type I hand crews demobed. Began backhaul of supplies and equipment from fire and spike camp. Start demob of all line resources at end of shift.

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Situation as of 07/25/2010 4:40 pm
Personnel: 263
Size: 520 acres
Percent Contained: 72%

Costs to Date: $1,700,000

Line construction around main body of fire is complete. Spot fire control is expected to be completed during Monday shift. This will complete the remainder of total containment.

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Situation as of 07/24/2010 5:00 pm
Personnel: 272
Size: 520 acres
Percent Contained: 72%

Costs to Date: $1,285,000

Line construction around main body of fire is complete, spot fire control either by complete mop-up or perimeter control is still to be accomplished. Active surface fire with single and group tree torching, with spotting along northeast corner.

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Situation as of 07/23/2010 4:00 pm
Personnel: 270
Size: 520 acres
Percent Contained: 43%

Costs to Date: $1,000,000

Line construction is close to complete on the main fire perimeter, where line construction was determined to be necessary.

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Situation as of 07/18/2010 9:00 pm
Personnel: 11
Size: ~150 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Situation as of 07/19/2010 8:30 pm
Personnel: 75
Size: 385 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Two more 20-person Type 1 “hotshot” crews, two 20-person Type 2 –initial attack hand crews, and three more helicopters have been ordered in to assist with firefighting efforts.

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Sunday afternoon, gusty thunderstorm winds caused the fire to move into the crowns and spread.

Two helicopters from the Gallatin National Forest, an air tanker from Helena, Montana, and a second airtanker from Pocatello, Idaho, were called in Sunday to augment Yellowstone National Park firefighters and the park’s contract helicopter in their efforts to suppress the fire. They will work to direct the fire into meadows and toward the west side of last year’s Arnica Fire ~2 mi E.

2 Jun 2010, 12:37pm
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Eagle Trail Fire

Location: W of Tanacross, Tanana Valley, AK
Specific Location: Galman Lake to Crystal Springs, N and S of the Tanana River, 63.333 lat, -143.317 lon

Date of Origin: 05/26/2010
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 06/14/2010 9:00 am
Personnel: 390
Size: 17,934 acres
Percent Contained: 78%

Rain on fire. Crews will continue to build line and cold trail along the un-contained northern and western flanks of the fire. Crews will begin pulling hose from the Mansfield Lake Village area and the cabin north of the Tanana River on the SW corner of the fire. Demobe of excess equipment is continuing. Suppression repair work is ongoing south of the Alaska Highway.

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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.

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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.

28 Sep 2009, 12:05pm
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Bearpaw Bay Fire

Location: 10 miles W of Moran, Teton Co., WY
Specific Location: S shore Jackson Lake, Lat 43° 50´ 33″ Lon 110° 42´ 32″

Date of Origin: 08/30/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 09/30/2009 5:00 pm
Personnel: 7
Size: 2,844 acres
Percent contained: 2%

Minimal fire behavior as fire is affected by cooler weather with precipitation.

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Situation as of 09/28/2009 7:00 pm
Personnel: 85
Size: 2,844 acres
Percent contained: 2%

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Situation as of 09/27/2009 7:00 pm
Personnel: 94
Size: 2,250 acres
Percent contained: 2%

Single and group tree torching in mixed conifer stands. With a grass understory, pockets of sage were burning but with limited spread. Fire is being monitored.

28 Sep 2009, 11:59am
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Gunsight Foofurb* Fire

Location: 24 miles NE of Jackson, Teton Co., WY
Specific Location: Bridger-Teton NF, near Deer Creek Mtn., Lat 43° 38´ 0″ Lon 110° 17´ 51″

Date of Origin: 09/27/2009
Cause: Under investigation

Situation as of 10/02/2024 3:45 pm
Personnel: 1
Size: 3,257 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Most of the fire covered with snow — will continue to monitor. Future weather forecast for more snow this weekend.

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Situation as of 09/28/2009 8:00 pm
Personnel: 7
Size: 1,200 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Group torching and medium range spotting.

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Situation as of 09/27/2009 9:00 pm
Personnel: ~10
Size: 500 acres
Percent contained: 0%

Evacuation of hunters in area. Extreme fire behavior, long range spotting, wind driven runs. No direct action on fire at this time. Six smoke jumpers, 1 engine assigned.

5 Sep 2009, 9:30pm
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Butte Fire

Location: Yellowstone NP, 16 miles SW of Cooke City, MT
Specific Location: near the summit of Druid Peak, E of the Buffalo Ranch along the Northeast Entrance Road, Lat 44° 54´ 14″ Lon 110° 11´ 21″

Date of Origin: not reported
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 09/06/2023 11:00 am
Personnel: not reported
Size: 230 acres
Percent contained: 0%

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Situation as of 09/05/2023 8:00 pm
Personnel: not reported
Size: not reported
Percent contained: 0%

1 Sep 2009, 12:59pm
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Kaunakakai Fire

Location: 1 Mile N of Kaunakakai Town, Island of Molokai, HI
Specific Location: Lat 21° 6´ 1″ Lon 157° 1´ 6″

Date of Origin: 08/29/2009
Cause:Under investigation

Situation as of 09/05/2023 11:00 am
Personnel: not reported
Size: 7,800 acres (no update)
Percent contained: 100%

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Situation as of 09/01/2024 11:00 am
Personnel: 103
Size: 7,800 acres
Percent contained: 45%

Fire is creeping and smoldering with open flames observed in parts of the fire. Fire is expected to exhibt moderate fire behavior today.

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Situation as of 08/31/2009 8:00 am
Personnel: 92
Size: 6,500 acres
Percent contained: 30%

Structures Threatened: 400 PRIM , 80 COMM Structures Destroyed: 1 OUTB

The Kamehameha V Highway, closed briefly due to smoke, has been re-opened.

Maui Fire Department is in command of the fire with DOFAW as support. State DOT, County Public Works, and private entities are also in support of the suppression effort. Request has been made to enlist the local NPS resources to assist.

31 May 2009, 11:06pm
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Broken Snowshoe Fire

Location: 2.5 miles northeast of McGrath, AK
Specific Location: along the Kuskokwim and Takotna Rivers, Lat 63°4´56″; Lon 155°25´23″

Date of Origin: 05/24/2009
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 05/31/2009 7:00 pm
Personnel: 295
Size: 25,757 acres
Percent Contained: 16%

Suppression Costs to Date :  $1,396,705

The fire received light rains last night, providing firefighters with another day of moderate
conditions. The fire continues to smolder and creep on the southern perimeter with multiple tree torching on the north and east flanks.

Structure triage along Nixon Fork continues. Direct attack suppression activities along the Kuskokwim and Takotna Rivers. With warmer and dryer weather conditions predicted to arrive by this on Monday or Tuesday there is a potential for significant fire growth.

Land ownership State owned 85%; MTNT Ltd. 4%; Doyon Ltd. (native corporation) 11%. 20 structures and 13 outbuildings threatened.

13 Apr 2009, 3:36pm
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Fox Graham Fire

Location: town of Fox, Carter Co. OK
Specific Location: Lat 34° 20´ 50″; Lon 97° 27´ 32″

Date of Origin: 04/09/2023
Cause: Human

Situation as of 04/12/2023 11:00 am
Personnel: 24
Size: 5,000 acres
Percent Contained: 70%

Costs to date: NR

Structures Destroyed: 25 PRIM

Fire activity has significantly decreased due to rainfall.

 
  
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