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Smoke jumpers help out with 30 acre fire northwest of Winthrop

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Smoke jumpers help out with 30 acre fire northwest of Winthrop

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August 16, 2012

(Winthrop, WA) The Lost Monument Fire, discovered Tuesday afternoon, is near the confluence of Monument Creek and Lost River, approximately 19 miles northwest of Winthrop.

The fire is now estimated to be about 30 acres.  It is burning in a steep, rocky, incised gorge within the Pasayten Wilderness.   Most of the fire activity has been in the Monument creek drainage with a few spot fires in Lost River.

There are no personnel taking direct action on the fire at this time due to the lack of safe access to the fire and other firefighter safety concerns. The fire is currently being monitored under a confinement strategy by two smokejumpers.

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