Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 22nd, 2019 approx. 02:30 PM|
|Location||North of Bowler Campground off Beasore Rd. (5S07, west of Jackass Creek.|
|Incident Commander||Logan Sanders, USFS/Sierra|
|Coordinates||37.515 latitude, -119.319 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Red fir, lodge pole pine and mix of heavy dead and downed timber.
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.
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.
Drier hotter air over the area for the next few days.