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    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

2001 Fire Report

2001 Fire Summary Table
# Fire Cause Started Status* Acres Hectares
01 Frog Rock Blasting training 07 Jun Out < 0.1 0.04
02 Mammoth Pow Wow Campfire 26 Jun Out < 0.1 0.04
03 Thumb Lightning 05 Jul Out < 0.1 0.04
04 Whistler Lightning 14 Jul Out 0.1 0.04
05 Phantom Lightning 14 Jul Out 0.1 0.04
06 Oxbow Lightning 14 Jul Out 0.1 0.04
07 Ash Lightning 15 Jul Out 0.5 0.20
08 Badger Lightning 16 Jul Out 0.1 0.04
09 Cascade Lightning 19 Jul Out 0.1 0.04
10 Douglas Lightning 20 Jul Out 0.25 0.10
11 Inkspot Human 26 Jul Out 3.0 1.21
12 Corral Powerline 28 Jul Out 0.1 0.04
13 Arthur Lightning 29 Jul Out 2850 1140
14 Mud Powerline 29 Jul Out < 0.1 0.04
15 Columbine Lightning 03 Aug Out < 0.1 0.04
16 Crystal Lightning 03 Aug Out < 0.1 0.04
17 Carrington Lightning 04 Aug Out < 0.1 0.04
18 Alder Lightning 05 Aug Out 0.1 0.04
19 Lewis Lightning 06 Aug Out 0.1 0.04
20 Middle Lightning 06 Aug Out 0.1 0.04
21 Turbid Lightning 11 Aug Out 0.1 0.04
22 Red Lightning 12 Aug Out 0.25 0.10
23 Sulphur Lightning 15 Aug Out 3600 1200
24 Moose Lightning 16 Aug Out .01 0.04
25 Stone Lightning 16 Aug Out 130 52
26 Shooting Lightning 18 Aug Out 2.5 1
27 Falcon Lightning 08 Aug Out 3835 1504
28 Sepulcher Lightning 20 Aug Out 1-3 0.4-1.2
29 Little Joe Vehicle 26 Aug Out 860 344
30 Spring Lightning 28 Aug Out .01 0.04
31 Little Lightning 10 Sep Out 490 94
32 Huckleberry Lightning 13 Sep Out .1 0.04
33 Flat Lightning 14 Sep Out 10 4
34 Divide Lightning 15 Sep Out 0.1 0.04
35 Stonetop Lightning 15 Sep Out

36 Lone Star Human 28 Sep Out

37 Paycheck Pass Lightning 04 Sep Out

38 Barns Hole Human 21 Oct Out 0.1 0.04


Fire Season Summary - 11 Oct 2001


Yellowstone received significant moisture park wide in the form of rain and in many locations heavy snow. Park roads were closed into the interior of the park and all interior passes were closed.

This was considered a season ending event added to the moisture that was received on Tuesday and Wednesday and with the forecast for more moisture in the Saturday and Sunday range.

Due to safety reasons, no fire monitors were sent out to monitor the fires and the interpretative personnel also stayed in the office today. The weather precluded any aviation recons of the fires. The contract helicopter will be released for the season on Friday, 12 Oct 2001.

It is expect that the jackpots of 1000 hour fuels to continue to smolder and put up some smoke but we do not expect any further growth in any of the fires unless we go back to some extreme hot, dry and windy weather that would melt all the snow.

The fire management staff will keep close watch and monitor the fires that have not been declared out and will do fixed-wing recons on an as needed basis.

The plan will be to try and do a PALMIR flight later in the month to determine if the fires are indeed out cold.


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