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Gulch Fire

Unit Information

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

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This incident is no longer being updated.

 Update Friday, 8/14/2020:

Per Adam Sanders, BC41 (outgoing Incident Commander):  All resources were off the fire at 10:00 p.m. last night. And remained in patrol status.

Matt Chambers has assumed Incident Commander.  The fire will have 1 Porterville On-Call Crew (20 firefighters) today.  Containment is at 80% and plans are for calling it out by this evening.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginThursday August 13th, 2020 approx. 01:45 PM
LocationKeyesville Area - Black Gulch North
Incident CommanderCapt. 46 Matt Chambers IC/Mike Ultreras trainee
Incident DescriptionWildland Fire
Coordinates35.596 latitude, -118.541 longitude

Current Situation

Size2 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateFriday August 14th, 2020 approx. 08:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Light, flashy/brush/grass


Planned Actions

Patrol and mop-up

Projected Incident Activity



BC41 advises roads were very narrow making access to the fire difficult. All grounds crews hiked in.

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