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Wood Fire

Unit Information

Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257

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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.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday May 22nd, 2018 approx. 11:00 AM
Incident CommanderIC Captain 41, Richard Baker
Incident DescriptionLightning Caused Fire
Coordinates36.013 latitude, -118.281 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel5
Size96 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Open pine forest with grass and sage understory.

Significant Events

Fire is 100% contained. Fire personnel will continue to monitor and patrol the fire area.


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Smoke has remained minimal.

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