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Muldoon Fire Aided by Hot, Windy Conditions
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BY KAREN BOSSICK

Firefighters are fighting a fire near the Copper Basin. It’s a half mile southeast of Star Hope Campground and 20 air miles southwest of Mackay.

The Muldoon Fire is displaying extreme fire behavior with short crown runs, wind-driven runs in brush and logging stash and torching in pine and fir trees.

A homeowner in Griffin Ranch south of Bellevue said she could smell smoke this morning.

The fire of Type 3 complexity was reported about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. It was believed to have started about 3:45 p.m., and, so far, has consumed between 200 and 300 acres.

Firefighters expect the fire to remain active due to a high-pressure system that will keep hot temperatures going through midweek and beyond. A chance of thunderstorms will peak Tuesday afternoon and continue through Wednesday.

So far, 22 firefighters are working the fire with one Type 1 helicopter, one Type 2 helicopter, two Type 3 helicopters and four engines. Firefighters hope to have the fire contained by about noon Friday, Aug. 28.

The cause is under investigation.

Firefighters were able to corral a one-acre fire started by an unattended campfire in the Park Creek area west of Stanley over the weekend.

 

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