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Bullfrog Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Alex Olow
Email: alexander.olow@usda.gov
Phone: 559-269-2259

Highlighted Activity

11/14/2020 Bullfrog Post-Fire BAER Burn Severity Map Released
Bullfrog Post-Fire BAER Burn Severity Map Released A Forest Service Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team recently remotely assessed and analyzed the burn severity of the Bullfrog Fire....
Announcement - 11/14/2020
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The Bullfrog is located forty-three miles northeast of Clovis, CA., on the eastern fringe of the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness west of Courtright Reservoir. This fire is not related to the Creek Fire, it is a separate start discovered on September 09, 2020 at approximately 3:09 PM. It is being managed by the Sierra National Forest using a confine and contain strategy taking advantage of  trails, natural features, and hand crews to fully suppress this fire. 

The Bullfrog Fire has burned 1185 acres and is 60% contained. Crews remain on scene to continue to monitor the suppression lines on the east side of the fire and to strengthen, and improve control lines as needed. The west side of the fire will be allowed to burn until it reaches natural barriers keeping the fire contained. There is no threat to life or property.

The fire will remain at 60% containment until a season ending event occurs (rain/snow). The west side of the fire does not have a containment line instead the IC recommends using the natural barriers to keep the fire from progressing.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginWednesday September 09th, 2020 approx. 03:15 PM
LocationForty-three miles northeast of Clovis, CA., on the eastern fringe of the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness west of Courtright Reservoir.
Incident CommanderUSFS/Sierra - Type 4 IC Brian Vasquez
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates37.141 latitude, -119.025 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size1,185 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 15th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

It is burning in timber, understory litter, brush and short grass. There is no recorded recent fire history in the fire area.

Significant Events

The Bullfrog Fire has shown minimal backing

creeping and smoldering as it continues to burn.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Planned actions: Continue to monitor the suppression lines on the east side of the fire. The west side of the fire will be allowed to burn until it reaches natural barriers keeping the fire confined. The Fire is now in Patrol

status by aircraft every 2-3 days or as needed.

Projected Incident Activity

The fire which is already well established in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, shows Minimal increase in fire behavior and acreage within the fire perimeter. The fire will be low intensity and will continue to burn within wilderness.

Remarks

The fire will remain at 60% containment until a season ending event occurs. The west side of the fire does not have a containment line instead the IC recommends using the natural barriers to keep the fire from progressing.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Temperatures will continue to remain above average

through Thursday and winds will generally remain light and terrain driven through Thursday. The higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada and Kern County Mountains will have an elevated fire weather risk through Monday due to low afternoon relative humidity with poor

overnight recoveries.

A pattern change is expected to occur Friday

through next weekend

bringing much cooler temperatures,increased

winds, and possible precipitation.