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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

                                                 



 

OWL FIRE UPDATE

 

 

Fire Information:

Joe Mazzeo

617-697-6721

 

Southern Area Type 2 Incident Management Team

 

July 25, 2007

9:00PM

 

Location

 

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

 

 Estimated Acreage

2500 acres

Containment

0% percent

Cause and Date Started

Lightning, July 20,

 

Resources on the Fire

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

Total Personnel: 91

Cooperators

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

 Tomorrow

 

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

Information

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

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.