Fire progression Edit
The fire began in the vicinity of Sleeper Lake and burned towards the southeast over largely uninhabited marsh and bogs. By August 5, 2007, southeasterly winds began to push the fire towards the north, threatening structures and forcing nearby residents to evacuate. By that point, the fire had burned an estimated 12,000 acres (49 km2). By August 13, the burned area had increased to 18,500 acres (75 km2).