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Incident Information -- Northwest Large Fire Information Summary

A Large Fire as defined by the National Wildland Coordinating Group, is any wildland fire in timber 100 acres or greater, and 300 acres or greater in grasslands/rangelands, or has an Incident Management Team assigned to it.

Information received from the National ICS-209 incident reporting database for large fires is updated each morning, and shows what has been reported by the Incident Commander the previous day at 7:00 PM. Information shown for each fire incident on the current day may not reflect changes made since the previous days ICS-209 input.

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Updated:    Tuesday, 14th August 2018 at 11:20:00 AM

Angel Springs

General Info
Angel Springs WA-NES-001801
8 miles northeast of Davenport, Wash. 5046
2018-08-02 Unknown
100 2018-08-08
170 threatened, 4 burned
10 other structures burned
Timber, brush and grass WA Dept. of Natural Resources
Resources
55 0 0 0
Incident Contacts

608-219-9075 or 917-921-9679

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/news/6094/

@WadeMagersLincolnCountySheriff

angelspringsfire@gmail.com

Status

Firefighters will be finishing mop up on the fire. Engines will be directed to persistent areas of heat by Palm Infrared Teams. These teams use handheld infrared equipment to identify areas of hidden and deep seated pockets of heat that may not be readily seen by crews. Their focus will be around the perimeter and structures. In addition to the backhauling of equipment and hose, firefighters will work to remove all flagging and signs used during the operation. Resources will continue to be released today and tomorrow in preparation of the transfer of command back to the local unit. The Eastern Area Incident Management Team would like to express our thanks to the community for your support of all the firefighters assigned to the Angel Springs Fire. SUMMARY: The Angel Springs Fire started on August 2, 2018, in the vicinity of Angel Springs Road. Weather conditions and dry fuels aided the fire to spread rapidly to the northeast. Firefighters from multiple agencies including, Lincoln County Fire Districts 4 and 5, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Federal, State and Local agencies have been working tirelessly on this fire. Using their equipment to build fireline along their fields, local farmers have aided operations to impede fire spread. Air resources are being used in inaccessible and dangerous areas where firefighters are unable to safely operate due to extremely steep terrain or hazardous standing dead trees, also known as snags. The fire burned in tall grass, brush and timber.

2018-08-14 07:03:27

Bofer Canyon

General Info
Bofer Canyon WA-WFS-000915
2 miles south of Kennewick, Washington 5000
2018-08-11 under investigation
80 2018-08-14
Tall Grass, Brush WA Fire Service
Resources
48 0 0 15
Incident Contacts

Status

Maintain existing fireline.

2018-08-13 06:55:17

Boyds

General Info
Boyds WA-NES-001907
3 miles NW of Kettle Falls, WA 2922
2018-08-11 Lightning
2 0000-00-00
380 single family residences threatened, 3 destroyed
1 nonresidential commercial structure threatened
Grass, Brush WA Dept. of Natural Resources
Resources
316 8 0 36
Incident Contacts

303-921-5818

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6139/

Boydsfire2018@gmail.com

Status

2018-08-14 07:23:42

Columbus

General Info
Columbus OR-UPF-000237
15 miles east of Tiller, Ore. 9636
2018-07-15 Unknown
15 2018-10-31
0
0
Timber, grass USDA Forest Service
Resources
194 7 0 5
Incident Contacts

541-560-3374 or 541-474-5305

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6112/

southumpquacomplexfire@gmail.com

Status

Fire control lines are holding well along the western edge of the fire and along Forest Service Roads 100 and 68 at the northern fire perimeter. Firefighters will patrol the roads to mop up heat where appropriate and to mitigate hazard trees and chipping will continue along Forest Service Road 160. Hose lays that are no longer needed will be pulled and backhauled. Crews will work to minimize the impact of the fire and suppression activities on Jackson Creek stream flow impediment structures.

2018-08-14 10:24:57

Cougar Creek

General Info
Cougar Creek WA-OWF-000419
20 miles northwest of Entiat, WA 29723
2018-07-28 Lightning
5 2018-09-15
0
300 mixed commercial and residential buildings
Timber, logging slash, ground litter and snags from previous fire and beetle kill USDA Forest Service
Resources
1205 35 7 84
Incident Contacts

509-664-9210

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6053/

@CougarCreekFire

#WaWildfire #CougarCreekFire

Status

Firefighters continued a direct attack Monday on the Cougar Creek Fire. With 300 residential and commercial structures threatened, a structure-protection team stayed on scene along the fire’s eastern edge in Entiat River Valley. No structures have been damaged or destroyed in this fire. “Our crews accomplished a lot Monday and our priority is to hold and secure these areas and keep the fire away from Ardenvoir,” says Deputy Incident Commander Carlton Joseph. Through Monday night, additional crews conducted firing operations to secure line along the southeastern to southwestern perimeter to protect the community of Ardenvoir. No new growth was reported along the northern section of the fire. A firefighter was treated for a rattlesnake bite Monday and is expected to be back on duty Wednesday. Light winds forecast for Tuesday bring another window of opportunity for firefighters to aggressively attack the fire. Tuesday’s priorities include reinforcing fireline at the Tyee Creek ridge, continuing structure protection, and completing fireline around the Entiat River Valley. Along the southern perimeter, crews will proceed with firing operations between Sugarloaf Peak and the Ardenvoir area along the fire’s southern perimeter. This will strengthen containment lines prior to Wednesday’s anticipated winds.

2018-08-14 11:18:54

Crescent Mountain

General Info
Crescent Mountain WA-OWF-000428
Headwaters of Twisp River Valley 17075
2018-07-29 Unknown
37 2018-10-22
300 multiple residences
0
Lodgepole pine, true fire and sub-alpine fir USDA Forest Service
Resources
680 15 6 54
Incident Contacts

480-744-9318

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6093/

https://www.facebook.com/CrescentMTNFire/

gilbertfireinfo2018@gmail.com

Status

Crescent Mountain Fire: Yesterday, crews had a successful day constructing and improving containment lines in the Slate Lake and Scaffold Ridge areas. In the War Creek drainage, crews continue to catch and hold small spots across the line. Sprinkler systems were installed and are running continuously to minimize fire spread and spotting in the War Creek drainage. The structure protection group completed their work in the Twisp River drainage to the town of Twisp. Today, crews will be extinguishing hot spots and cutting hazard trees along Buttermilk and Twisp River Roads.

2018-08-14 11:19:38

Grass Valley

General Info
Grass Valley WA-SPD-000517
West of Grand Coulee Dam 74835
2018-08-11 under investigation
40 2018-08-16
100 single residences threatened, 1 damaged; 20 multiple residences threatened
30 mixed commercial structures threatened, 150 minor structures threatened, 5 minor structures destroyed
Tall Grass, Brush USDI Bureau of Land Management
Resources
251 5 0 26
Incident Contacts

Status

Hot and dry weather is expected today.

2018-08-14 07:06:19

Hendrix

General Info
Hendrix OR-RSF-000278
9 miles SW of Ashland, OR 1082
2018-07-15 Lightning
90 2018-08-31
10
0
Timber and logging slash USDA Forest Service
Resources
147 5 0 2
Incident Contacts

(541) 632-3567 or Joint Information Center (JIC) at 541-474-5305

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5939/

https://www.facebook.com/HendrixFire2018/

rrsnf.hendrixfire@gmail.com

Status

The Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District’s Type 4 Incident Management Team led by Kristofer Colbenson, Incident Commander, will shadow today with the Gila-Las Cruces Incident Management Team. The official transfer of command between teams will occur on Wednesday August 15 at 6:00 am. This day of shadowing allows fire personnel to transfer their knowledge about the fire, hazards, and any additional information that is needed to fight the fire safely. Smoke from fires in northern California may result in unhealthy air for sensitive groups. Southerly flow in California may transport smoke northward and possibly impact Ashland and Medford. Light northwest winds are predicted for the Rogue River valley and contribute to smoky conditions. It will be fairly hot and dry on Tuesday with typical afternoon northwest winds. A low pressure impulse arriving from the south Wednesday will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms to the area. Thursday there will be again be a possibility of showers and storms as a low pressure system arrives from the southwest.

2018-08-14 10:25:45

Horns Mountain

General Info
Horns Mountain WA-COF-001907
11 miles NW of Northport, WA 667
2018-08-11 Lightning
0 0000-00-00
Grass, Brush USDA Forest Service
Resources
229 9 3 5
Incident Contacts

505-302-5008

HornsMountainInfo2018@gmail.com

Status

The Horns Mountain fire in the Colville National Forest is now 838 acres. Last nights’ infrared flight showed areas of intense heat along much of the fire’s perimeter. Today firefighters will work to establish safe anchor points and begin constructing primary line. The West Hubbard Fire is 9 acres. Firefighters held the Grizz Fire at 5 acres. Work to remove snags or standing dead trees will continue. These trees pose numerous hazards. Embers from a burning snag can become airborne and ignite a spot fire up to 1/3 mile away, a falling snag can carry fire across the line, or can strike and injure a firefighter. Once these hazard trees are removed, firefighters will secure and improve existing lines and do mop up to construct a 50 to 60-foot-wide cold perimeter. Currently, 229 firefighters and support personnel are assigned to these fires. Among the resources available to firefighters on the ground are one Type 1 National Guard Blackhawk helicopter, two Type 2 medium helicopters, one fixed wing air attack plane, and five FireBoss single-engine amphibious scooper air tankers. The FireBoss tankers are capable of scooping 820 gallons of water from a lake or river. Thirty-five-gallon tanks, in the planes’ float pontoons, hold retardant foam which is added to the water, making it a more effective fire suppressant. The FireBoss planes work in tandem and are always in motion. They can perform many roundtrip flights from the water source and back to the fire, making it a useful firefighting asset. The Washington Department of Natural Resources reports that 96 percent of the state is experiencing drought-like conditions. The ERC or energy release component, a measure of forest fuels potential to burn is at historic highs. As hot and dry weather continues the potential risk of wildfire remains high. Various bans and fire restrictions are in force across the state. Residents and visitors are encouraged to check local regulations before burning. Persons found responsible for a wildfire caused by an illegal burn may be subject to criminal prosecution. There are no current road or forest closures, but people are advised to avoid fire areas.

2018-08-14 10:27:26

Klondike

General Info
Klondike OR-RSF-000354
9 miles northwest of Selma, OR 55248
2018-07-15 Lightning
15 2018-10-31
290
0
Timber, grass and brush, and standing and fallen dead material from previous fires. USDA Forest Service
Resources
569 14 0 15
Incident Contacts

541-474-5305

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5998/

https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF?fref=ts

2018.klondikefire@firenet.gov

Status

Increased fire activity today. The change in wind direction from the northeast will create alignment with fire and fuels increasing fire growth. Fire from the Klondike has extended south, across the Illinois River. Crews are placing focus on protection of communities southeast of Klondike Fire, and residences and recreation sites south of the Illinois River. A primary objective is to reduce the spread of Klondike Fire southward. Scouting continues for additional contingency lines. Mop up and repair continues along the controlled perimeters. Repair work will continue for weeks to come. Temperature and wind gust will increase slightly today. Temperatures climb to the middle 80’s with winds gusting as high as 25 mph out of the north, becoming northeast. Critical fire weather conditions are expected today. The fire continues to consume fuels between the Klondike Fire and Taylor Creek Fire with Firefighters continue to strengthening the margin between the Klondike Fire and the communities of Selma, Wonder and Wilderville to the east. The wind will push smoke to the southwest today. Conditions allowing for continued air operations today. Drone use continues for lighting strategic fires to even out and increase depth of fire lines in difficult terrain where fire crew safety would be compromised. Heavy helicopters were dropping water on Saturday and will continue operations today. Highly traveled areas near the fires will continue to present safety concerns for firefighting crews along area roads. Conditions continue to improve around Galice with increased business and recreational activity. Drivers will continue to see firefighters along the road requiring drivers to use extreme caution. Bear Camp and Peavine Roads remain closed to traffic due to firefighter activity. Fire lines have been constructed and maintained and crews are mopping up some areas of the Taylor Creek Fire. Wind gusts today will increase the risk of trees and other debris falling on roads

2018-08-14 07:00:06

Little Rail

General Info
Little Rail OR-937S-000679
13 miles east of Pilot Rock, Oregon 1000
2018-08-10 under investigation
70 0000-00-00
0
0
Short grass, brush OR Dept. of Forestry
Resources
60 3 3 5
Incident Contacts

Status

Hot, Dry and windy weather is expected today.

2018-08-13 07:21:11

Maple

General Info
Maple WA-OLF-000207
10 miles northwest of Hoodsport, Wash. 1245
2018-08-04 Unknown
40 2018-10-31
0
1
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
336 8 9 1
Incident Contacts

360-490-9090

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6111/

maplefire207@gmail.com

Status

The Maple fire is located 23 miles North of Shelton, Wash., above the community of Hamma Hamma. The fire is burning in steep terrain south of the Jefferson Ridge Line and North of Jefferson Creek. Elk LakeTrail runs through the middle of the fire. Resources have been ordered and continue to arrive to assist with managing the Maple Fire. Participating agencies in fighting this wildfire include the Olympic National Forest and Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

2018-08-14 07:01:13

McLeod

General Info
McLeod WA-OWF-000522
8 miles north of Mazama, WA 1801
2018-08-11 under investigation
0 0000-00-00
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
0 0 0 0
Incident Contacts

480-744-9318

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/6130/45687/

gilbertfireinfo2018@gmail.com

Status

McLeod Fire: Includes the initial fire names of Panther, Isabella, Sunrise West, and McLeod. These fires will be referred to as the McLeod Fire as it has the largest size. Yesterday, firefighters continued assessing the fire and structures along Chewuch Road and Hwy 20. Today, crews will continue to widen and clean up existing roads and open old fire breaks put in place during the Diamond Fire in 2017 to aid in containment.

2018-08-14 11:19:59

Memaloose #2

General Info
Memaloose #2 OR-954S-004023
3 miles east of Mosier, OR 167
2018-08-10 under investigation
65 2018-08-15
short grass, brush OR Dept. of Forestry
Resources
101 5 2 35
Incident Contacts

541-263-0661 or 503-758-2624

Status

Structural and wildland crews accomplished a strong night of mop-up supported by lower temperatures and higher humidity. Control lines were improved which decreased the risk of fire spread. The footprint of the fire remained unchanged and was held at 175 acres. Containment remains at 35% and control lines are 100% completed. Today, Oregon State Fire Marshal structure crews will assist wildland crews from Oregon Department of Forestry, US Forest Service Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area with mop-up efforts along Interstate 84. East-bound lanes remain restricted to one lane of travel. The goal is to strengthen the fire line on the northern edge, working with the Oregon Department of Transportation to safely reopen the interstate to two lanes. Tree fallers will be working in the area to remove snags that could pose safety risks to travelers and residents. Assets on the Memaloose 2 Fire include 252 fire personnel, 35 engines, 4 dozers and 1 incident management team. Crews will also be looking for visual smoke, and hot spots for mop-up. Smoke and flames may be visible within the fire perimeter as areas of unburned fuels consume. These areas do not pose a risk of escaping the existing fireline and are being allowed to burnout naturally. Current evacuation levels remain in place. Updates for evacuation levels can be found on the Wasco County Sheriff’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WascoCountySheriff/. While Mayer State Park is within the Level 1 (Get Ready) evacuation area, both Mayer State Park and Oregon State Park’s Memaloose Campground remain open. Red Cross has opened an information center at The Dalles Middle School, 1100 E. 12th Street, The Dalles, for anyone impacted by the fire. Shelter hours on Sunday are 12 p.m.- 8 p.m. US Highway 30 remains closed from the Memaloose Overlook (MP 61.5) to the Rowena I-84 interchange (MP 66.5) for firefighter and public safety. Travelers along Interstate 84 should remain cautious of fire vehicles entering and exiting the area. Memaloose #2 Fire was reported late Friday evening burning near the eastbound Memaloose Rest Area, south of Interstate 84, three miles east of Mosier, Oregon. The fire is burning on US Forest Service-Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area managed lands and state and privately owned lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry and Mosier Fire and Rescue. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

2018-08-14 07:11:44

Miles

General Info
Miles OR-UPF-000246
Umpqua National Forest 31999
2018-07-16 Unknown
12 2018-10-31
434 structures threatened, 1 burned
1 outbuilding burned
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
1900 56 6 96
Incident Contacts

541-560-3374 or 541-474-5305

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5966/

https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF?fref=ts

Status

Firefighters have continued to make good progress on the entire southern perimeter of the fire, including the areas south of Elk Creek Road where the fire had spotted within the past week. Water will continue to be pumped to strengthen those fire control lines. Crews continue to monitor islands of unburned fuel, and will mitigate any spotting that occurs as a result of interior burning. If today’s work progresses as planned in the Alco Rock area, there will be fire control lines from the southwest to the southeast flanks of the fire. Firing operations were continued on the northeast corner of the fire, utilizing both aerial ignition with helicopters during daylight hours and crews on the ground during night shift. The burn out of this corner will deepen the fireline and to help take the energy out of the encroaching active fire. On the northwest side of the fire and along Forest Service Road 1610, crews will continue to prep for future burn out operations when conditions permit. Helicopters were used in this area to cool spot fires near Hawk Ridge with water drops.

2018-08-14 10:24:32

Miriam

General Info
Miriam WA-OWF-000443
2 miles SE of White Pass Ski Area, Wash. 2250
2018-07-30 Unknown
10 2018-09-01
323
60 mixed commercial/residential
Mixed conifers, brush and snags USDA Forest Service
Resources
392 5 4 13
Incident Contacts

541-786-0489 or 360-484-0031

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6066/

https://www.facebook.com/MiriamFire

@MiriamFireInformation

Status

There was a slight increase in burning activity on the south flank yesterday as fuels dried. There were no control issues. Crews and heavy equipment continued to strengthen, improve containment and contingency lines. Structure protection work is completed at the White Pass Ski Area and the Clear Lake area. Today, firefighters will mop-up hot spots and chip fuels along Forest Road (FR) 1207. Heavy equipment will begin operations along FR 1204 and 1205 to remove logs to a storage location. Work on the contingency lines will continue, looking for opportunities to strengthen. Structure protection resources will continue to monitor all areas. Current Activity on the Clear Fork Fire: Helicopters worked the majority of the day yesterday dropping water to keep this fire within the retardant lines. A Wildland Fire Module hiked into the area for a closer view and guided the water drops. This fire will be monitored closely with aerial resources today.

2018-08-14 11:16:06

Natchez

General Info
Natchez OR-RSF-000348
15 miles SE of Cave Junction, OR and 3 miles south of the Calif/Oregon State Line 13756
2018-07-15 Lightning
55 2018-08-31
34
1 non-residential
Pine, Douglas-fir and other conifers, grass and brush, and dead and down material from old fires. USDA Forest Service
Resources
754 17 7 40
Incident Contacts

503-493-1524 or the Joint Information Center at 541-474-5305

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5948/

https://www.facebook.com/NatchezFires2018/

2018.NatchezFire@firenet.gov

Status

Today’s Activities: The objective continues to be protecting structures, communities and other values at risk to the east and south of the Natchez Fire. Mop up and patrol will continue on the north half of the fire. Hose and pumps in the northern, secure areas of the fire will be removed and returned to the fire cache for future use. Firefighters will begin mopping up west of Mud Lake. They will also continue low intensity firing operations to widen the new primary line south of the main fire. Aircraft will assist if weather conditions allow. Firefighters on the ground will mop up and patrol along the new primary fireline. Aircraft will also be used to hold and secure the main fire, and to assist in other locations as needed. Structure and contingency groups will continue to reduce fuels and install water handling equipment near structures. Firefighters will also assess potential new contingency lines.

2018-08-14 11:15:23

Porcupine 2

General Info
Porcupine 2 OR-PRD-000927
9 miles east of Clarno, OR 486
2018-08-11 Human
30 0000-00-00
5 single residences
Juniper, Brush and Grass USDI Bureau of Land Management
Resources
81 3 0 9
Incident Contacts

Status

Continue aviation/retardant use to slow fire growth, line construction and burn out operations. This will minimize acres burned.

2018-08-14 07:07:08

Round Top

General Info
Round Top OR-RSF-000308
8 miles northwest of Prospect, OR 154
2018-07-15 Lightning
95 2018-10-31
0
0
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
9 0 0 2
Incident Contacts

530-500-2990, 541-560-3374 or 541-474-5305.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6112/

southumpquacomplexfire@gmail.com

Status

The fire remains checked up against all patrol lines and will continue to be monitored. Unless there is significant changes, this will be the last report on this fire.

2018-08-14 07:04:58

Silver Lake

General Info
Silver Lake WA-NES-001835
5 miles west of Spokane, Wash. 345
2018-08-06 Human
75 2018-08-12
0
1 outbuilding burned
Timber, grass and logging slash WA Dept. of Natural Resources
Resources
100 2 0 13
Incident Contacts

Status

Engine crews will hold and secure established fire line. Mop up is continuing.

2018-08-14 07:09:56

Snow Shoe

General Info
Snow Shoe OR-UPF-000198
6 miles northwest of Trail, Ore. 3816
2018-07-15 Unknown
95 2018-10-31
0
0
Timber USDA Forest Service
Resources
41 1 0 2
Incident Contacts

541-560-3374 or 530-500-2990

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5966

southumpquacomplexfire@gmail.com

Status

Engines and crews will continue to patrol the fire area and will mop up any remaining areas of heat near the fire perimeter. Repair of suppression activities will continue to be completed to the approved guidelines in an effort to mitigate the adverse effects to the local forest resources. On August 13, resources on this fire provided initial attack on a fire southwest of this fire which was caused by equipment malfunction.

2018-08-14 10:25:24

Taylor Creek

General Info
Taylor Creek OR-MED-000395
10 miles west of Grants Pass, OR 48247
2018-07-15 Lightning
45 2018-09-19
1,501
1,296 Other minor structures
Timber, grass and brush USDI Bureau of Land Management
Resources
986 30 3 39
Incident Contacts

541-474-5305

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6058/

https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF?fref=ts

taylorcreekfire2018@gmail.com

Status

Increased fire activity today. The change in wind direction from the northeast will create alignment with fire and fuels increasing fire growth. Fire from the Klondike has extended south, across the Illinois River. Crews are placing focus on protection of communities southeast of Klondike Fire, and residences and recreation sites south of the Illinois River. A primary objective is to reduce the spread of Klondike Fire southward. Scouting continues for additional contingency lines. Mop up and repair continues along the controlled perimeters. Repair work will continue for weeks to come. Temperature and wind gust will increase slightly today. Temperatures climb to the middle 80’s with winds gusting as high as 25 mph out of the north, becoming northeast. Critical fire weather conditions are expected today. The fire continues to consume fuels between the Klondike Fire and Taylor Creek Fire with Firefighters continue to strengthening the margin between the Klondike Fire and the communities of Selma, Wonder and Wilderville to the east. The wind will push smoke to the southwest today. Conditions allowing for continued air operations today. Drone use continues for lighting strategic fires to even out and increase depth of fire lines in difficult terrain where fire crew safety would be compromised. Heavy helicopters were dropping water on Saturday and will continue operations today. Highly traveled areas near the fires will continue to present safety concerns for firefighting crews along area roads. Conditions continue to improve around Galice with increased business and recreational activity. Drivers will continue to see firefighters along the road requiring drivers to use extreme caution. Bear Camp and Peavine Roads remain closed to traffic due to firefighter activity. Fire lines have been constructed and maintained and crews are mopping up some areas of the Taylor Creek Fire. Wind gusts today will increase the risk of trees and other debris falling on roads

2018-08-14 06:58:43

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