Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Porterville, CA 93257
This lighting fire was discovered May 22, 2018, at approximately 11:10 a.m. The fire is located in the Domeland Wilderness near Woodpecker Meadow, west of Bald Mountain and south of the Sherman Pass Road. The fire is burning in needle cast and some scattered timber story.
Thursday, June 14, 2018: Woof Fire is 100% contained.
Photo (right) depicts the hazardous fuels (needlecast) "cleared" from the forest floor, after the Wood Fire passed through.
Fire “containment” is achieved by a complete line built around the fire perimeter, which can be a combination of roads, handline built by firefighters, dozer lines, etc. As line is built/completed on the fire, progress is reported in a percentage (%) figure. Thus, 100% containment equals the fire spread has been stopped and a line has been built completely around it.
Next, fire personnel work for “control”. Control comes after (sometimes weeks) containment. It is during this time smokes may show from the interior of the contained fire.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 approx. 11:00 AM|
|Incident Commander||IC Captain 41, Richard Baker|
|Incident Description||Lightning Caused Fire|
|Coordinates||36.013 latitude, -118.281 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Open pine forest with grass and sage understory.
Fire is 100% contained. Fire personnel will continue to monitor and patrol the fire area.
Additional resources scouted the remaining portion of the fire finding minimal burning material well within the boundaries of the fire. Local Sequoia Blackrock Engine-41, has taken over management of the fire at this time.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Fire personnel are continuing to utilize the MIST (Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics)tactics for Wilderness Area fires.
No smoke was visible from lookout locations today as remaining fire resources conducted rehabilitation to portions of the burned area which are no longer a threat to containment. Fire is located on the south side of the Sherman Pass Road and is near Woodpecker Meadow, west of Bald Mountain. Actual size: 96.5 acres.
Smoke has remained minimal.