The Sacata Fire started on the Sierra National Forest on the afternoon of October 11th. After a few hours, the fire staff saw a rapid rate of spread at which time an incident team was ordered, because of the amount of values at risk. Favorable wet and cooler weather over the past weekend, saw fire crews make good progress in suppressing the fire. After a week the fire was 97% contained, and suppression repair began in the burn area. The fire is now 100% contained. Today, the Forest gave management to a type 4 organization relieving the type 3 team.
Although this fire started late in the season, it is important to remember that fires can happen at any time and will spread if the right conditions exist. Members of the public should keep in mind that the forest is still under fire restrictions. Contact the Bass Lake or High Sierra Ranger Districts for more information.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday October 11th, 2016 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||North of Pine Flat. South of Eagle Peak and Brandford Mountain. Trimmer Springs RD / 10S69.|
|Incident Commander||Joaquin Marquez (IC) Tomas Gonzalez ICT3T)|
|Coordinates||36.929 latitude, -119.246 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Tall dry grass, brush, oak(grass and understory)woodland.
The current type three team will transfer the fire to a type four organization.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continue patrol of containment lines and suppression repair
The forest will continue efforts to repair the burn area, and a BAER team will visit the area to determine the burn intensity.