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French Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 8/16/2014

Approximate Location

37.275 latitude, -119.337 longitude

Incident Overview

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Today crews will continue fire line suppression repair and mop-up on all parts of the fire. The fire continues to cool, but some areas will continue smoke for several more days due to heavy fuels. The east perimeter has burned down to the San Joaquin River.The French Fire now managed by a Type 3 management organization relocated the incident command post to Minarets Work Center off of 4S81. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team continues to do on the ground surveys throughout incident today. The teams data will help form a stabilization plan for the burn area. For more information on what BAER does please visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/biology/watershed/burnareas/background.html


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman
Date of OriginMonday July 28th, 2014 approx. 05:45 AM
LocationMammoth Pool
Incident CommanderCharlotte Jordan

Current Situation

Total Personnel211
Size13,837 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained97%
Fuels Involved

Timber with some brushy areas

Significant Events

The French Fire is being managed by a Type 3 organization. A forest closure remains in effect. This closure is for the section of 4s81 between road 8s03 and Arch Rock. The Grizzly road between 5S07 and the 4S81 and road 7S07 off of the 8S09 road.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue mop-up and suppression repair on all divisions.

Remarks

The interior parts of the fire continue to cool, but some areas may still produce smoke for several more days. Demobilization of resources is expected to increase in the next couple of days. Fire has transition to a type 3 organization with base camp located at Minarets Work Center.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Above normal temperatures

Unit Information

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Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611

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