Sunday, August 25, 2013

8/25/13, 8:20am: Morning Fire Statistics

Good morning! Morning stats on the Druid Complex below.

Fire Information
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of Origin8/13/2013
LocationYellowstone National Park
Total Personnel187
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.
Outlook"Yesterday's precipitation varied widely across the complex. The Alum Fire received no additional precipitation in the last 24hrs. Creeping and smoldering in sheltered fuels will continue; overall fire growth will be limited. The fires on the south end of the complex (Alder, Snake and Passage) received approximately .62"" of rain in the past 24 hours; over the next 12hrs fire activity is expected to be negligible. 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. The Druid Fire received an estimated 0.12"" of precipitation over the past 24hrs. Fire activity will be minimal until fuels dry out.
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 in the morning, followed by clearing in the afternoon.
Wind ConditionsSoutherly wind direction at 10-12 mph
TemperatureHighs of 70-75

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