Friday, August 23, 2013

8/23/2013, 10:00am: Druid Complex Fire Info Stats

Every evening, fire managers round up a list of statistics that describe the fire, weather, geography, and predicted fire behavior. We've summarized our Druid Complex fire information in this table below.

Fire Information 
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of Origin8/13/2013
LocationYellowstone National Park
Total Personnel140
Size11,658 acres
Estimated Containment Date10/1/2013
Fuels InvolvedThe Druid Fire is burning in heavy spruce/fir; Snake Fire is burning in 1000 hour fuels; the Alum fire is burning in mature lodgepole forest; the Alder is burning in mature mixed conifer; and the Passage Fire is burning within a 1988 burn scar.
OutlookThe Alum Fire has received 0.3in of rain in the last 24hrs. It will continue to move slowly towards the east, south, and southeast over the next 12hrs; overall fire growth will be limited. The Alder Fire received from 0.1 to 0.25in of precipitation over the past 24hrs. Over the next 12hrs fire activity is expected to be negligible. The Druid Fire received an estimated 0.25in of precipitation over the past 24hrs. Fire activity will be minimal for the next 12 hours. Over the past week there has been no appreciable growth on the Snake or Passage fires. This trend is expected to continue for the next 72hrs.
Planned ActionsFire personnel will continue to implement the structural protection plan and monitor the fires within the complex.
Growth PotentialLow
Terrain DifficultyHigh
Current WeatherChance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wind ConditionsVariable wind direction with peak gusts of up to 18mph.
TemperatureHighs of 71-76

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