Sierra National Forest Officials Issue Forest Closure Order
Sierra National Forest Officials Issue Forest Closure Order Clovis, CA, September 11, 2017 – A Forest Closure Order will be implemented in the Sierra National Forest, September 12, 2017 on the... more
The Sierra National Forest Type 3 Team is managing the incident.
Crews will continue fire line suppression repair and mop-up on all parts of the fire. Resource Advisors from the Forest Service identified the extent of suppression repair needed. Those repairs can vary depending upon the intended use of the affected area after the fire. The fire continues to cool, but some areas may still produce smoke for several more days.
The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team continues there survey of the burn area.
Firefighting resources, such as engines and crews, continue to be released from the Railroad Fire. The public is reminded that a lot of firefighting equipment will be traveling on local roads going into the Railroad Fire area and others will be leaving the community heading to other incidents.
With Highway 41 open, drivers are urged to drive with caution as a large firefighting presence remains along the highway, residential streets and Forest roads. CalTrans does have parking restrictions in place along the highway due to fire crews still preforming suppression repair work. Travelers can expect to see smoke within the fire area as interior islands, and heavy down material smolder.
The Sierra National Forest Closure Order remains in place for the area impacted by the Railroad Fire. The full Forest Closure Order and map can be viewed at www.fs.usda.gov/sierra/
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 29th, 2017 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||Located between communities of Sugar Pine and Fish Camp along State Route 41|
|Incident Commander||Mark Smith, IC3|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday September 15th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
The fire continues to burn in high tree mortality areas consisting of Ponderosa Pine and Incense Cedar resulting in resistance to control and danger to Firefighters. Live fuel moistures in the area are reaching critical levels.
Only interior smoldering was noted today while mop-up and fireline suppression repair continued. The Sierra National Forest Type 3 Team is managing the incident.
No night shift operations are planned for the incident.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Fire is not expected to spread in any direction.
The 693 acre spot fire west of SR41 in the Miami Motorcyle Trails has been fully contained. Mop Up operations will continue.
Tree mortality continues to increase safety risk for personnel engaged on this fire and the public until hazards can be mitigated.
Of current total area burned: USFS Sierra NF 11,464 acres and Private 943 acres.
Cooling and good overnight recovery will continue for several days.