Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 15th, 2019 approx. 04:15 PM|
|Location||East of Forest Road 81, in the proximity of Fish Creek Campground and Mammoth Pool, above the San Joaquin River.|
|Incident Commander||Ritter Bethel USFS/Sierra|
|Incident Description||Wildfire, Burning In The Footprint Of The 2014 French Fire|
|Coordinates||37.263 latitude, -119.35 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Heavy brush, and downed timber
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.
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.