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Fish Fire

Unit Information

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

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Fish Fire map showing the perimeter of the fire with bulldozer and handline.Image options: [ Full Size ]

July 17, 2019 - Overnight fire behavior was at a low, allowing fire crews to gain ground in the suppression actions toward containment of the Fish Fire. Activity remains concentrated to the east flank where crews continue to keep the fire from entering the San Joaquin River drainage.

Suppression and control objectives remain unchanged. The Fish Fire is burning in a steep rugged area with dry vegetation consisting of heavy brush, dead and downed timber in an area with an active fire history. Fire crews will continue to hold the fire east of Dead End Rd. (8S67), south of Rock Creek Diversion Rd. (7S47), west of the San Joaquin River, and north of Ross Creek. Today, crews will also continue to improve existing containment lines and continue direct line construction where the fire is still the most active.

There are no threatened structures, and there have been no injuries to fire personnel.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown/being Investigation
Date of OriginMonday July 15th, 2019 approx. 04:15 PM
LocationEast of Forest Road 81, in the proximity of Fish Creek Campground and Mammoth Pool, above the San Joaquin River.
Incident CommanderRitter Bethel USFS/Sierra
Incident DescriptionWildfire, Burning In The Footprint Of The 2014 French Fire
Coordinates37.263 latitude, -119.35 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel130
Size77 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Heavy brush, and downed timber


Planned Actions

Priorities are to maintain and strengthen containment, and keep the fire from entering the San Joaquin Drainage.

Projected Incident Activity

Mop-up, suppression repair, and strengthen containment.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Dry weather will continue over the spot for

the next several days. Temperatures will remain at or below

seasonal averages through the weekend. Light diurnal winds are

expected through the next 7-10 days.

Max temperature ..... 81-86

Min humidity ........ 30-35 percent.

Downslope winds 2-4 mph in the morning becoming south 3-6 mph after 1000 PDT.

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