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Bone Creek-Shell Canyon fire 9/13/07 PM

The wind did not get as bad as expected and the fire lines held. This news release from InciWeb:

Fire Lines Hold

Thursday, September 13, 2007
Bone Creek Fire Information Inquiries: Karl Brauneis, Information Officer

Greybull, WY – Fire lines held through the high wind event associated with yesterdays passing cold front. Fortunately, wind speeds did not reach their forecasted intensity. Still, a remote weather station set up near the fire recorded winds from 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30.

Firefighters were able to gain 60 % containment on the fire by late yesterday evening.

Crews will continue to construct containment lines, suppress hot spots, and mop up today.

Current information, along with maps and photographs, can be viewed on line at

Fire Facts:

Size: 13, 670 acres
Containment: 60%
Personnel Assigned: 232
Crews: 3 Type I Hot Shot Crews, 3 Regular Type II Crews
Air Resources: 1 Heavy Helicopter, 1 Medium Helicopter and 2 Light Helicopters
Engines: 2
Dozers: 0
Water Tenders: 3

Structures Threatened: 1 commercial property (Shell Falls Visitor Center) and 3 outbuildings (Horse Creek Cow Camp)

Costs to Date: Estimate $2,300,000

Land Ownership: Bighorn National Forest

1 Comment

  1. i see that the costs so far for containment amount to $2,300,000. It seems a shame to use that money for something constructive, when it could be used to kill foreigners and make new enemies, on the pretense of making our country safer.

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