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Owl Fire Fact Sheet - 07-27 10:30 AM

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Date: July 27, 2007
Contact: Joe Mazzeo, (617) 697-6721 cell

                                                 



 

OWL FIRE UPDATE

 

 

Fire Information:

Joe Mazzeo

617-697-6721(intermittent)

 

Southern Area Type 2 Incident Management Team

 

Friday, July 27, 2007

10:30 AM

 

Location

 

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

 

 Estimated Acreage

2,810 acres

Containment

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:  132

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

Four 20-person hand crews will be constructing fire line and directly suppressing the fire on several fronts.

Plans for

 Tomorrow

 

Continue fire containment with additional hand crews.

Fire weather and behavior

Due to cooler weather and rain in the fire area yesterday, no major fire activity is expected today.

 

Community Fire

Information Meeting

A fire information meeting will be held at the Gardiner High School this evening 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

 

 

 

 

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