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Bowler Fire

Unit Information

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

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The Bowler Fire which was a lightning caused fire on the Sierra National Forest has burned 100 percent contained. The fire will remain in patrol status over the next few weeks as crews remove equipment and perform suppression repair where needed, while the fire burns itself out.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday July 22nd, 2019 approx. 02:30 PM
LocationNorth of Bowler Campground off Beasore Rd. (5S07, west of Jackass Creek.
Incident CommanderLogan Sanders, USFS/Sierra
Coordinates37.515 latitude, -119.319 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size40 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Red fir, lodge pole pine and mix of heavy dead and downed timber.

Significant Events

On Wednesday July 24, 2019 two large thunder cells moved over the fire area. The first thunder cell moved in around 12:00 PM producing strong outflow winds to the east which increased the fire behavior activity. The second thunder cell moved over the fire area around 4:00 PM producing moderate outflow winds to the west. It also brought wetting rain over the fire area, slowing the rate of spread.


Planned Actions

Fire is now in patrol status as it burns itself out.


Active fire in the interior of the Bowler Fire remains minimal as crews mop-up.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Drier hotter air over the area for the next few days.

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