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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






Fire Information:

Joe Mazzeo



Southern Area Type 2 Incident Management Team


Friday, July 27, 2007

10:30 AM




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


 Estimated Acreage

2,810 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:  132


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



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





Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.