Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257
UPDATE: 5/10/21 10:00 a.m. -Mapping this morning put the fire at 30 acres. Firefighters were able to complete a line around it during the night. The helicopter will continue water drops this morning, most likely throughout the day, helping to extinguish hot spots in the interior. Ground resources will further secure the line and continue to put out hot spots, and mop-up.
At approximately 12:10 p.m. today, Sunday, May 9, 2021, the "Dry Fire" was reported, in the Piute Mountain area, of the Sequoia National Forest. Initial attack resources included Air Attack, two patrols, and various fire management personnel.
Initial size up put the fire at approximately 1.5 acres, burning at a slow rate of spread, winds were NE up the drainage with potential to 15-20 acres. The fire was burning in understory and brush, and the location proved to be a hike-in for the ground troops.
Additional ground and air resources were quickly ordered, including 2 air tankers and a Type 1 helicopter from Porterville. Within minutes, 2 more air tankers, 2 hand crews, several patrols and an investigator were ordered.
By 2:30 the fire was holding at 12-13 acres, with retardant line 3/4 way around the fire. By 3:19 the fire was holding with retardant surrounding the perimeter and, setting the acres at 22.4.
Ground troops hiking into the fire started arriving on scene around 5:00 p.m. They will start going direct on the fire and will be cutting line through the night.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday May 09th, 2021 approx. 12:15 PM|
|Incident Commander||Robert Nevarez|
|Incident Description||Wildland Fire|
|Coordinates||35.562 latitude, -118.328 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Understory and brush
Firefighters completed a line around the fire.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continue to mop-up
Warm, light breeze