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Owl Fire Fact Sheet - 07-27 6PM

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

                                                 



 

OWL FIRE UPDATE

 

 

Fire Information:

Joe Mazzeo

617-697-6721(intermittent)

 

Southern Area Type 2 Incident Management Team

 

Friday, July 27, 2007

6:00 PM

 

Location

 

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

 

 Estimated Acreage

2,800 acres

Containment

10 percent

Cause and Date Started

Lightning, July 20

 

Resources on the Fire

20-person fire crews: 7   Helicopters: 2 Overhead: 71 Camp Crew: 1

Total Personnel:  227

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

Seven 20-person hand crews made progress by constructing approximately 2 miles of fire line today and directly suppressed fire in active areas of the fire perimeter.

Plans for

Tomorrow

 

Continue fire containment with direct line construction.

Fire weather and behavior

Following yesterday’s rainfall in the fire area, recent changes in weather patterns have begun 2 days of a drying and warming trend. No significant spread of the fire is expected prior to July 29.

 

Other Fire Information

The fire is burning is steep, rugged terrain that is accessible only by trail or helicopter. It is in areas that were impacted by the 1988 fires and which contain heavy concentrations of standing and down snags.

        

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?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.