French Fire

Madera County Last Update: Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:55 p.m. PDT

100%
Contained
13,005
Acres burned
Jul 28
Started (2014)
French Fire
Location of
Rock Creek Drainage
Structures Destroyed
n/a
Injuries
n/a

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August 9, 2014 11:42 a.m. PDT

Today crews will continue fire line suppression repair and mop-up on all parts of the fire. Interior parts on the northern end of the fire are still showing some isolated heat. The fire continues to cool, but some areas may still produce smoke for several more days. The east perimeter has burned down to the San Joaquin River.

August 7, 2014 10:58 a.m. PDT

Today crews will continue fire line suppression repair and mop-up on all parts of the fire. The interior parts of the fire continue to cool, but some areas may still produce smoke for several more days. The east perimeter has burned down to the San Joaquin River. Firefighting resources, such as engines and crews, will continue to be demobilized from the French Fire and sent to other fires in northern California. The public is reminded a lot of firefighting equipment will still be traveling on the roads going into the French Fire area and others will be leaving the community heading to other incidents.

August 3, 2014 10:03 a.m. PDT

The north and northeastern parts of the fire continue to be areas with growth. The northeastern perimeter has extended to the western shore of Mammoth Pool, just north of the boat ramp.

July 30, 2014 11:25 a.m. PDT

Structure defense in the Hogue Ranch and Kinsman Flat area will continue to be the primary objective. Remarks Fire crews were able to establish an anchor point on the left flank of the south end of the fire in the San Joaquin River Drainage. This anchor point will support the operations of structure defense in the Hogue Ranch and Kinsmans Flat area. Fire crews will continue to build containment lines on all sides of the fire using direct and indirect strategies. Thunderstorms are predicted over the higher elevations, which is also a safety concern for firefighters due to erratic winds associated with the weather system.

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Information from Inciweb
Administrative Unit
US Forest Service - Sequoia National Forest
Cause
An investigation has concluded, that an abandoned campfire near the Rock Creek Campground was the cause of the French Fire on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. The abandoned campfire was located towards the bottom of Rock Creek Road, near the San Joaquin River, as shown in the map below. Investigators believe a long log was left in the campfire, extending into nearby pine needles. As the log burned and reached the pine needles, the fire extended into the forest starting the French Fire.
Damage Assessment
n/a

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