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Owl Fire Fact Sheet 07-26 8 PM

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Date: July 26, 2007
Contact: Joe Mazzeo, Southern Area Type 2 IMT, Cell (617) 697-6721







Fire Information:

Joe Mazzeo



Southern Area Type 2 Incident Management Team


July 26, 2007





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


 Estimated Acreage

2800 acres


10% percent

Cause and Date Started

Lightning, July 20


Resources on the Fire

20-person fire crews:  Helicopters: 1 Overhead: 43 Camp Crew: 1

Total Personnel:  112


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


Because of significant rain on the fire today the fire management team has modified its strategy to include direct attack as well as indirect attack.

Plans for



Continue direct line construction on the south/southeast portion of the fire and begin direct attack on the west, north and east. 


 Fire weather and behavior

Cooler weather and rain in the fire area continued to prevent major fire activity today. Forecasted low relative humidity and high temperatures over the weekend could increase fire activity.


Community Fire

Information Meeting

A fire information meeting will be held at the Gardiner High School Friday night at 7:00. Members of the Owl Fire Incident Management Team and Yellowstone National Park will provide updated information, planned strategy and tactics. All community members are welcomed.


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?

Summer Crowd at Old Faithful.

At peak summer levels, 3,500 employees work for Yellowstone National Park concessioners and about 800 work for the National Park Service.