Re: The “Hungry Horse” fire. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to read this before I left. And, perhaps you’ve all figured this out. But, sometimes, especially in the early days of a fire, it’s referred to in terms of the area where it is located. In this case, the “Hungry Horse Fire” is actually part of the Beta Lake -Doris Ridge fire on the Flathead National Forest.
Today’s sit report reads like this:
(This is in the Northern Area Large Fires Sit Report section)
“BETA LAKE – DORIS RIDGE, Flathead National Forest. A Type 1 Incident Management Team (Ferguson) is assigned. These fires are in timber, five miles south of Hungry Horse, MT. The fires are in close proximity to the Hungry Horse Dam, recreational and communication facilities and powerlines. Fire behavior was minimal due to some precipitation received. Fire size was reduced due to better estimates.”
You can download the Sit Report (National Fire Situation Report) at the following url: http://www.nifc.gov/news/sitreprt.pdf. It’s updated usually by 5 a.m. each morning.
I’m going out to mow the lawn and clean out the chicken coop before I can sit down for a nice juicy post and more pics. Probably this evening with a glass of wine.
But, before I go…Southern…I was just leaving the Columbia River Basin headed to the Idaho Panhandle, grinding through the miles (listening to a particularly “country” Country & Western radio station) when I found myself worrying that I had offended you with the “y’all” comment. Just want to let you know I think “y’all” is one hell’uva word. Extremely useful…and I love it.
We have a link to the national sit report on the links page under news and also have links to the regional sit reports. We prefer the html version when available, as it loads more quickly on smaller, slower computer systems that we usually have in the field. PDF files can be ugly monsters if you’re out of the office on a slow dialup.