Wednesday, August 28, 2013

8/28/13, 7:30am: Druid Complex fire statistics

Good morning! Check out our latest stats on the Druid Complex in Yellowstone National Park.

Fire Information
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of Origin8/13/2013
LocationYellowstone National Park
Total Personnel161
Size11,671 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.
OutlookTodays precipitation amounts varied widely across the complex. The Alum Fire received no precipitation in the last 24hrs. Creeping, smoldering and infrequent single tree torching 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 negligible amounts of rain in the past 24hrs over the next 12hrs fire activity is expected to be negligible. No smoke was observed on the Snake and Passage Fires; some smoke was observed on the Druid Fire. Over the past week there has been no appreciable growth on the Snake, Druid or Passage fires; this trend is expected to continue for the next 72hrs. 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 ConditionsW-SW, 12-15mph
TemperatureHighs of 70-75

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