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Owl Fire Update - July 25 @ 9 PM

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Date: July 25, 2007
Contact: Joe Mazzeo, 617-697-6721






Fire Information:

Joe Mazzeo



Southern Area Type 2 Incident Management Team


July 25, 2007





20 miles N/NE of West Yellowstone within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park


 Estimated Acreage

2500 acres


0% percent

Cause and Date Started

Lightning, July 20,


Resources on the Fire

20-person fire crews:  Helicopters: 1 Overhead: 38

Total Personnel: 91


USDA Forest Service, Park County, Gallatin County, West Yellowstone Fire Department

Restrictions and Closures

Some trails and backcountry campsites near the Owl Fire are temporarily closed. Details are available by calling the Yellowstone Backcountry Office at 307-344-2160 during business hours.


Fire Management


The Southern Area Type II Incident Management Team (Incident Commander Wilder), assumed management of the fire today 7:00 AM.

The primary objectives include firefighter safety and preventing the fire from burning into National Forest Watersheds which contain many structures.  

Plans for



Construct fire line utilizing hand crews, continued reconnaissance and strategic planning.


 Fire weather

Cooler weather and light rain in the fire area prevented major fire activity today.

Weather for Thursday should remain cool with  moderate humidity and a slight chance of scattered  showers. This will continue to moderate fire behavior and spread.


Other Fire


The fire is burning in steep rugged terrain that is only accessible by trail or helicopter.

 It should be noted that this is a full suppression fire. Control efforts will be impacted by the lack of critical suppression resources. These resources have been committed to other fires throughout the west


Recorded Information

Additional information is available 24- hours a day by calling 307-344-2580 or on the web at  http://www.inciweb.org/incident/855





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