5 Jul 2008, 5:08pm
Arizona
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Buck Fire

Location: 23 miles NE of Douglas, Cochise Co., AZ

Specific Location: Coronado NF, Lat 31° 37′ 35″ Lon 109° 20′ 45″

Date of Origin: 07/03/08
Cause: human

Situation as of 07/06/08 8:00 AM
Total Personnel: 135
Size: 2,250 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

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Situation as of 07/05/08 8:00 AM
Total Personnel: 58
Size: 375 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Thunderstorms pushed fire 1.5 miles between 0930 and 1500 yesterday.

5 Jul 2008, 12:49pm
California
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CA Fire Map Saturday 07/05 AM

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California Summary 07/05/08

Total Fires at Peak: 1,783
Total Fires Contained: 1,451
Total Active Fires: 332
Total Acres Burned: 526,707 (823 sq miles)

These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred from state, local and federal firefighting agencies beginning June 20, 2008.

Personnel Committed: 20,260
Fire Engines: 1,641
Hand Crews: 531
Dozers: 331
Water Tenders: 429
Helicopters: 118

Highway closures: State highways, county and local roads are closed throughout California due to wildfire activities. Closures and delays are in place for State Highways 1 (Big Sur Area), 32 and 70. Travelers are advised to seek current information from local law enforcement.

Evacuations: Areas of Monterey, Santa Barbara and Shasta counties are under evacuation orders at this time. Precautionary evacuation orders currently exist in areas in Butte, Kern, Mendocino, Monterey, and Plumas counties. Residents are advised to monitor their local fire situation, check with local law enforcement agencies for information, and be prepared to evacuate when necessary.

Structures Threatened : 10,917 residences, 421 commercial, 3,015 outbuildings.

Structures Destroyed : 34 residences, 1 commercial, 50 outbuildings.

4 Jul 2008, 12:14pm
California
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No Mans Fire

Location: 9 mi SW of Happy Camp, Siskiyou Co., OR

Specific Location: ~7 mi N of the Siskiyou Complex Fires

Date of Origin: 07/03/08
Cause: unknown

Situation as of 07/05/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: not reported
Size: 200 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

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Situation as of 07/04/08 8:00 PM
Total Personnel: unknown
Size: 125 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

4 Jul 2008, 10:01am
Oregon
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Devils Canyon Fire

(formerly the 286 Fire)

Location: 13 mi NW of Fossil, Gilliam Co., OR

Specific Location: John Day River, Devils Canyon area, Lat 45° 7´ 57″ Lon 120° 24´ 51″

Date of Origin: 07/03/08
Cause: unknown

Situation as of 07/05/08 8:00 PM
Total Personnel: 4
Size: 378 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

100% containment achieved. Fire turned back over to district control. Most resources released/reassigned to Sayers 291 Fire. Fire was re-mapped and reduced in size from 900 acres to 378 acres.

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Situation as of 07/04/08 5:30 PM
Total Personnel: 37
Size: 900 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

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Situation as of 07/03/08 11:00 PM
Total Personnel: 6
Size: 900 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Steep ground, rimrock

4 Jul 2008, 9:50am
Oregon
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Sayrs Fire

(formerly the 291 Fire)

Location: 15 miles SW of The Dalles, Wasco Co., OR

Specific Location: Lower Deschutes River, 13 S of Columbia, Lat 45° 25´ 57″ Lon 120° 49´ 24″

Date of Origin: 07/03/08
Cause: unknown

Situation as of 07/07/08 4:30 PM
Total Personnel: 48
Size: 3,800 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Continue mop-up; 100% containment and release of resources by 1800 on 7/8/2008.

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Situation as of 07/06/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 149
Size: 3,800 acres
Percent Contained: 30%

1 historic railcar was destroyed.

Fire was re-mapped and total acres reduced by 200. Cold trailed the black line today. Est date of containment: 07/07/2023

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Situation as of 07/04/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 55
Size: 4,000 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Transitioned from Type 4-IC to John Wells Type 3 Team. Suppression aided by air support. Strong winds are hampering containment. Wind driven (8 to 17mph winds, gusting to 35mph).

The fire is along the Lower Deschutes River, ~8 mi. N of Beavertail Recreation Site.

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Situation as of 07/03/08 11:00 PM
Total Personnel: 7
Size: 2,000 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Due to holiday weekend, people will be recreating in the area. There should be extra caution due to emergency vehicles, and the possibility of helicopters using the river as a dip site.

4 Jul 2008, 9:42am
Washington
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Rattle Snake Point Fire

Location: 10 miles SW of Okanogan, and 17 miles SE of Omak, Okanogan Co., WA

Specific Location: Colville Indian Reservation, Lat 48° 15´ 19″ Lon 119° 44´ 5″

Date of Origin: 06/30/08
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 07/05/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 368
Size: 2,633 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $1,300,000

Control lines  completed in all fires. The two new lightning strike fires found yesterday (Double Shot East and West) were contained today at 2 acres each. The Rattlesnake Fire will be mopped up to 300 feet. Other fires in complex are contained: Kartar Fire, Jackass Butte Fire, Coyote Creek Fire.

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Situation as of 07/04/08 6:15 PM
Total Personnel: 380
Size: 2,629 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $800,000

Two new fires were discovered this afternoon that were probably new lightning fires from the storm that passed through the area last night. Rain fell over most of the area after the storm and again in the morning. The new fires were contained.

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Situation as of 07/03/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 332
Size: 2,620 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Costs to Date: $400,000

Structures Threatened: 4 PRIM , 10 OUTB Structures Destroyed: NONE

The Type 2 IMT (Reed) assumed management of three fires on the Colville Agency, the Coyote Creek, Kartar and Jackass Butte Fires. Control lines were completed around the Rattlesnake Point Fire.

3 Jul 2008, 10:26am
California
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CA Fire Map Thursday 07/03 AM

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California Summary 07/03/08

Total Fires: 1,781*
Total Acres Burned: 505,872 (790 sq miles)

These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred from state, local and federal firefighting agencies beginning June 20, 2008.

*Revised fire number reflects new fire intelligence reported by both state and federal agencies.

Statewide Resources Committed
Personnel Committed: 20,254
Fire Engines: 1,503
Hand Crews: 571
Dozers: 340
Water Tenders: 428
Helicopters: 119

State highways and local roads are closed throughout California due to wildfire activities. Closures and delays are in place for State Highways 1 (Big Sur Area), 32, 70 (delays) and 299 (delays). Numerous county and local roads are closed as well. Travelers are advised to seek current information from local law enforcement.

Areas of Monterey, Santa Barbara and Shasta counties are under evacuation orders at this time. Precautionary evacuation orders are in place for areas in Butte, Kern, Mendocino, Monterey, Plumas and Shasta counties. Residents are advised to monitor the fire situation in their areas, check with local law enforcement agencies for information, and be prepared to evacuate when necessary.

Structures Threatened: 8,307 residences, 193 commercial, 2,816 outbuildings.
Structures Destroyed: 31 residences, 1 commercial, 32 outbuildings.

3 Jul 2008, 10:15am
California
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Yankee Fire

Location: Camp Pendleton Marine Base, San Diego Co. CA

Specific Location: San Mateo Canyon ~1 mile ESE of the the Orange/San Diego County line.

Date of Origin: unknown, reported 07/02/08
Cause: human

Situation as of 07/03/08 8:00 AM
Total Personnel: 117
Size: 150 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Held fire north of San Mateo Cr. no increase in size. control lines improved and mop up continuing. Fire recieved help from coastal fog, late night and morning

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Situation as of 07/03/08 8:00 AM
Total Personnel: unknown
Size: 100 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Potential for the fire to spread to Cleveland NF 1/2 mile to the E of the fire.

2 Jul 2008, 10:02pm
California
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Gap Fire

Location: 8 mi N of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., CA

Specific Location: West Camino Cielo area, 4 miles W of State Highway 154 and 3.5 miles N of Goleta, in the Los Padres National Forest.

Date of Origin: 07/01/08
Cause: human

Situation as of 07/14/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 489
Size: 9,443 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $20,400,000

Fire behavior inactive, mostly smoldering in isolated spots. Last night’s IR identified 6 hot spots near the perimeter of the Division Yankee and Zulu. A palm IR flight was flown this afternoon to locate additional heat. A helicopter with IR capabilities has been ordered.

The Gap ICP is moving to the San Marcos Work Center and fire management will transfer to a Type III organization (Unkovich).

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Situation as of 07/13/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 617
Size: 9,443 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

Costs to Date: $19,750,000

Last night’s IR had clear skies over the fire area and identified 19 hot spots near the perimeter of the Division Yankee/Zulu break and several locations in Division Zulu. The remainder of the fire no hot spots were found.

Downsizing of resources continues for transition to a type III team organization 7/15/08 at 0800.

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Situation as of 07/12/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 889
Size: 9,443 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $18,400,000

Twenty Five personnel were treated in camp today for mild to severe Poison Oak. The jump in cost is related to aircraft costs not previously available.

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Situation as of 07/11/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 1,110
Size: 9,443 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Costs to Date: $16,150,000

Structures Threatened: 85 PRIM , 60 OUTB Structures Destroyed: 4 OUTB

Fire behavior fairly inactive. Occasional open flame, mostly smoldering in isolated spots throughout the fire area.

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Situation as of 07/10/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 1,173
Size: 9,443 acres
Percent Contained: 70%

Costs to Date: $15,100,000

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Situation as of 07/09/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 1,387
Size: 9,400 acres
Percent Contained: 55%

Costs to Date: $12,600,000

The acreage was adjusted to 9400 acres today due to improved mapping.

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Situation as of 07/08/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 1,128
Size: 9,785 acres
Percent Contained: 55%

Costs to Date: $12,600,000

The Mandatory Evacuation Order for the following areas has been reduced to a warning: Trout Club Kinevan Road area, West Camino Cielo to the Windermere Ranch, Haney Track and Hidden Valley. All residents of these areas may return to their homes.

Mandatory Evacuation Orders are still in effect for: West Camino Cielo west of the Windermere Ranch to the actual fire area.

All previous evacuation warnings remain in effect including the Painted Cave area, Goleta area west of Winchester Canyon to Dos Pueblos Canyon, Eagle Canyon, Tecolote Canyon, Santa Barbara and Dos Pueblos Ranches.

Fire burned active above the inversion. A crown run of 1/4 mile occurred under the power lines in Div A around 10:00 shutting off power in the area. The fire continued to make slow uphill progress in Tecolote Canyon. Group tree torching and short crown runs observed.

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Situation as of 07/07/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 1,310
Size: 9,600 acres
Percent Contained: 35%

Costs to Date: $9,300,000

An evacuation warning has been lifted for the Goleta Valley area north of Cathedral Oaks from Winchester Canyon east to SR 154. Mandatory evacuation orders are still in effect for: Kinevan Road area, West Camino Cielo to the Windermere Ranch, Haney Track, Hidden Valley and the Trout Club. An evacuation warning remains in effect for all residents in the Painted Cave area, Goleta area west of Winchester Canyon to Dos Pueblos Canyon including: Eagle Canyon, Tecolote Canyon, Santa Barbara and Dos Pueblos Ranches.

No explanation given for acreage reduction, no mention of personnel reduction by over 50%. The numbers in this evening’s report may not be accurate

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Situation as of 07/06/08 4:30 PM
Total Personnel: 2,811
Size: 9,924 acres
Percent Contained: 30%

Costs to Date: $7,600,000

Structures Threatened: 228 COMM , 2,811 PRIM , 200 OUTB Structures Destroyed: 4 OUTB

Active fire spread to the west and northwest, flame lengths to 40′ feet on steeper slopes with spotting to 1/4 mile.

ICP will be moving to Dos Pueblos HS over the next few days. Good progress was made today due to favorable weather conditions.

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Gap Fire map as of 07/05 —- click on map for larger image.

Situation as of 07/05/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 2,572
Size: 8,694 acres
Percent Contained: 28%

Costs to Date: $6,200,000

Structures Threatened: 228 COMM , 2,811 PRIM , 200 OUTB Structures Destroyed: 4 OUTB

Fire progression continues on the northeast and northwest perimeters. Fire picked up in the afternoon on the northeast flank and challenged Camino Cielo Road. The northeast flank moved well into Tecolote Canyon. Crews made good progress on the south flank with favorable conditions today and overnight.

Damage assessment will continue. Preparations to initiate mandatory evacuations, if needed in the Painted Cave community.

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Situation as of 07/04/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 1,046
Size: 6,661 acres
Percent Contained: 14%

Costs to Date: $2,500,000

Structures Threatened: 228 COMM , 2,811 PRIM , 200 OUTB Structures Destroyed: NONE

DC 10 completed retardant drops in Div A along the West Camino Cielo. Fire progression continues on the northeast perimeter (Div A and B) Competing wind direction making suppression difficult. Fire threatens Trout Club. The west perimeter of the fire has progressed into Tecolote Canyon.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department poised to initiate mandatory evacuations, if needed in the Painted Cave community.

ICP has been established at Earl Warren Fairgrounds, Dos Pueblos School will remain a staging area.

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Situation as of 07/03/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 753
Size: 2,400 acres
Percent Contained: 16%

Costs to Date: $1,600,000

Structures Threatened: 228 COMM , 2,647 PRIM , 200 OUTB Structures Destroyed: NONE

Mandatory evacuations are in place for areas N of Cathedral Oaks and Glenn Annie Canyon and to the W and from Fairview Road to the E, along with Winchester Canyon, and today for West Camino Cielo Area, Haney Track, Windmere Ranch, Painted Cave, and Kinivian Track. An evacuation warning has been given to San Marcos Trout Club, Hidden Vally Ranch,and Lower Fairview Road.

CIIMT Central Coast Team 7 (IC, Smith) assumed command as of 0600 on 7/3/08.

Spread was predominately to the N and E with upslope spotting up to 1/8 mile. Fire continued backing S and W throughout the day.

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Situation as of 07/03/08 8:00 AM
Total Personnel: 350
Size: 2,400 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Mandatory evacuations are in place for areas North of Cathedral Oaks and Glenn Annie Canyon and to the West and from Fairview Road to the East, along with Winchester Canyon.

Airtanker drops having problems penetrating heavy brush. Difficulty obtaining resources due to major fires on the north end of the forest. Difficulty establishing good look out points, and fatigue of personnel due to extended hours. Power outage affecting southern Santa Barbara County. Evacuations are widening.

Projected incident movement/spread 12, 24, 48, and 72 hour time frames:
12 hours: 3000 Acres
24 hours: 3600
48 hours: 4000
72 hours: 5200

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Situation as of 07/02/08 2:30 PM
Total Personnel: 350
Size: 260 acres
Percent Contained: unknown

Fuels 30-50 year old heavy chaparral fuels (15-20 feet tall), in extremely steep and rocky terrain. This afternoon the fire is making a push to the south and is exhibiting extreme fire behavior.

A MANDATORY evacuation is in place for residents in Glen Annie Canyon and La Patera Canyon (in the canyons proper).

An evacuation WARNING is in place for areas above/north of Cathedral Oaks between Glen Annie Canyon and Fairview Avenue.

An American Red Cross evacuation center has been established at San Marcos High School at 4750 Hollister Avenue, at the intersection of Turnpike Road and Hollister Avenue.

West Camino Cielo Road is closed from the intersection with Highway 154.

2 Jul 2008, 11:09am
California
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CA Fire Map Wednesday 07/02 AM

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California Summary 07/02/08

Total Fires: 1,114*
Total Acres Burned: 440,144

*Revised fire number reflects new fire intelligence reported by both state and federal agencies.

These numbers are total fires and acres that have occurred from state, local and federal firefighting agencies beginning June 20, 2008.

Statewide Resources Committed
Personnel Committed: 19,202
Fire Engines: 1,416
Hand Crews: 508
Dozers: 341
Water Tenders: 439
Helicopters: 102

Highway closures: State highways and local roads are closed throughout California due to wildfire activities. Closures and delays are in place for State Highways 1 (Big Sur Area), 32, 70 and 299 (delays). Numerous county and local roads are closed as well. Travelers are advised to seek current information from local law enforcement.

Evacuations: Areas of Monterey, Santa Barbara and Shasta counties are under evacuation orders at this time. Precautionary evacuation orders are in place for areas in Butte, Kern, Mariposa, Mendocino, Monterey and Shasta counties. Residents are advised to monitor the fire situation in their areas, check with local law enforcement agencies for information, and be prepared to evacuate when necessary.

Structures Threatened: 7,798 residences, 165 commercial, 2,906 outbuildings. Structures Destroyed: 31 residences, 1 commercial, 28 outbuildings.

Estimated fire suppression costs to date: $176,127,676*

*Includes Clover Fire and Indians Fire, but missing Brown Fire. Not all reported cost figures are up-to-date as of 07/02. Actual costs to date possibly as much as $200 million.

2 Jul 2008, 8:09am
Oregon
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Jack Knife Fire

Location: 10 mi E of Grass Valley, Sherman Co., OR

Specific Location: Jackknife Ck, Lower John Day River area, Lat 45° 18′ 35″ Lon 120° 35′ 38″

Date of Origin: 06/30/08
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 07/04/08 6:30 PM
Total Personnel: 3
Size: 32,000 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Acreage increase due to improved mapping.

Minimal fire behavior. Monitor and patrol.

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Situation as of 07/03/08 10:00 PM
Total Personnel: 43
Size: 20,000 acres
Percent Contained: 70%

Est containment date: 07/05/2023

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Situation as of 07/02/08 6:40 PM
Total Personnel: 43
Size: 15,000 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

No estimate of final size at this time. Fire running and torching.

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Situation as of 07/01/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 28
Size: 750 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Grass, low brush fire

1 Jul 2008, 11:28am
California
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CA Fire Map Tuesday 07/01 AM

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California Summary 07/01/08

Total Fires: 1,459
Total Acres Burned: 423,244 (661 sq miles)

These numbers are total fires and acres that have occured from state, local and federal firefighting agencies beginning June 20, 2008.)

Personnel Committed: 18,900
Fire Engines: 1,461
Hand Crews: 568
Dozers: 341
Water Tenders: 407
Helicopters: 103

Highway closures: State highways and local roads are closed throughout California due to wildfire activities. Closures and delays are in place for State Highways 1 (Big Sur Area), 32, 70 and 299 (delays). Numerous county and local roads are closed as well. Travelers are advised to seek current information from local law enforcement.

Evacuations: Areas of Butte, Monterey and Shasta counties are under evacuation orders at this time. Precautionary evacuation orders are in place for areas in Butte, Kern, Mariposa, Mendocino, Monterey and Shasta counties. Residents are advised to monitor the fire situation in their areas, check with local law enforcement agencies for information, and be prepared to evacuate when necessary.

Structures Threatened: 8,628 residences, 154 commercial, 3,035 outbuildings.
Structures Destroyed: 29 residences, 1 commercial, 20 outbuildings.

1 Jul 2008, 9:51am
Oregon
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Murderers Creek Fire

Location: ~10 mi S of Dayville, Grant Co., OR

Specific Location: Murderers Creek, Malheur NF, Lat 44° 17′ 4″ Lon 119° 26′ 42″

Date of Origin: 06/30/08
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 07/04/08 5:30 PM
Total Personnel: 23
Size: 1,500 acres (previous report had a typo)
Percent Contained: 100%

All resources released except 2 engine crews to monitor and patrol.

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Situation as of 07/03/08 11:00 PM
Total Personnel: 117
Size: (15,000 acres reported, 1,500 in prior reports)
Percent Contained: 100%

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Situation as of 07/02/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 117
Size: 1,500 acres
Percent Contained: 80%

Est containment 07/03

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Situation as of 07/01/08 9:00 PM
Total Personnel: 117
Size: 1,500 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Fire is 99% blacklined at this time.

Resources: BLM - 2 engines, 5 overhead, USFS - 4 engines, 10 overhead, Private - 4 blackline crews, 4 engines.

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Situation as of 07/01/08 7:00 AM
Total Personnel: unknown
Size: 1,200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

1 Jul 2008, 9:43am
Oregon
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Jackies Butte Fire

Location: ~16 mi SE of Burns Junction, Malheur Co., OR

Specific Location: Jackies Butte, Owyhee High Desert area, Lat 42° 36′ 9″ Lon 117° 35´ 18″

Date of Origin: 06/30/08
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 07/03/08 11:00 PM
Total Personnel: 32
Size: 26,902 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

acreage correction

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Situation as of 07/02/08 6:30 PM
Total Personnel: 62
Size: 25,491 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $140,000

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Situation as of 07/01/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 131
Size: 28,902 acres
Percent Contained: 70%

Costs to Date: $140,000

Crews made significant progress on line construction.

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Situation as of 06/30/08 11:00 PM
Total Personnel: 34
Size: 12,500 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

1 Jul 2008, 9:34am
Oregon
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Skookum Creek Fire

Location: ~20 miles N of Madras, Wasco Co., OR

Specific Location: Skookum Ck., 2 mi W of Kaskela, Mutton Mtns., Warm Springs Indian Res., Lat 44° 56′ 0″ Lon 121° 6′ 5″

Date of Origin: 06/29/08
Cause: lightning

Situation as of 07/05/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 242
Size: 628 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Costs to Date: $1,359,810

Acres have been revised to reflect more accurate mapping. J-151 Fire (110 acres). Skookum Creek Fire (518 acres). COIMT (Rapp) expects to transition the fire to WSA on 7/6/2008.

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Situation as of 07/04/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 303
Size: 563 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $1,143,947

Minimal fire behavior. Continued mop up on both fires.

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Situation as of 07/03/08 4:30 PM
Total Personnel: 401
Size: 563 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $741,554

The name is now Skookum 151 Complex and includes Skookum Creek (450 ac.) and J-151 Fire (113 ac.). Central Oregon Type 2 IMT assumed command at 2000 on 7/2/2024 and expects to transition the fire to WSA on 7/6/2008.

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Situation as of 06/30/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 115
Size: 400 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

 
  
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