At this point the Tripod Spur Complex Fire is at 57,535 acres and is 10% contained. The estimated containment date is not until October 1, 2006. The fire is located approximately 6 miles northeast of Winthrop, Washington. The cause has been determined to be a lightning strike and there are over 1,700 personnel working to contain it. What the final toll as far as number of acres is anyone’s guess.
This is not the only fire in the area either. There is also the Tinpan Fire encompassing just over 4,000 acres and the Flick Creek Fire which encompasses almost 4,200 acres. So neither of those are near the size, but all three are within the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
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