Significant wildfires burning in the western US

Posted at: 08/22/2013 5:35 PM
By The Associated Press

Fifty large wildfires burned uncontained Thursday in the U.S. Notable fires, with location, containment, size, fuel, personnel and cost to date:

_Rim, Stanislaus National Forest, Calif.; 2 percent contained, 84 square miles, timber and brush, 1,356 personnel, $2.8 million.

_Lolo Creek Complex, outside Lolo, Mont.; 0 percent contained, 14.8 square miles, timber and grass, 508 personnel, $805,000.

_Government Flat Complex, outside The Dalles, Ore.; 15 percent contained, 17 square miles, timber and grass, 853 personnel, $4.6 million.

_Beaver Creek , outside Sun Valley, Idaho; 47 percent contained, 172 square miles, timber and brush, 1,721 personnel, $16.6 million.

_American, Tahoe National Forest, Calif.; 60 percent contained, 26 square miles, timber, 1,866 personnel, $14.5 million.

_Eagle, Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest, Wash.; 10 percent contained, 1.2 square miles, 596 personnel, $1 million.

_Spring Peak, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nev.; 68 percent contained, 22 square miles, pinyon pine, juniper and brush; 270 personnel, $1 million.

_Mississippi, outside Delta, Alaska; containment not available, 105 square miles, timber brush and grass; 335 personnel, $4.4 million.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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