Rough Fire

Fresno County Last Update: Monday, November 9, 2015 12:00 p.m. PST

Acres burned
Jul 31
Started (2015)
Rough Fire
Location of
5 Miles North Of Hume Lake And 2.5 Miles To The Southwest Of Spanish Mountain5
Structures Destroyed

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September 14, 2015 8:29 a.m. PDT

The Rough Fire in the Sierra National Forest in Fresno County is 29 percent contained at more than 119,000 acres. It is the largest active wildfire in California. "The Rough Fire is now the 18th largest fire in our state's history and over the past several months has been primarily burning in the national forest," says Daniel Berlant, with Cal Fire. Berlant says Cal Fire crews will work with U.S. Forest Service firefighters as the fire spreads.

September 12, 2015 10:48 a.m. PDT

Weather is expected to be hot and dry again today with low humidity. The inversion layer is expected to lift in the late morning leading to a possible increase in fire activity. Firefighters will need to watch for spot fires again today as spotting could be up to ½ mile. The fire moved very little in the southeastern portion last night and fire activity lessened in the Cedar Grove area. Both yesterday and overnight, firefighters performed burnout operations in the Grant Grove area and south towards Sequoia Lake and along portions of McKenzie Ridge. The fire moved quickly towards McKenzie Ridge yesterday and crews performed firing operations along the ridge in an effort to strengthen containment lines. Six air tankers made numerous retardant drops along the ridge and around structures yesterday. Firefighters will continue firing operations along McKenzie Ridge today as conditions allow. Structure protection and preparation will still take place near the Hwy 180 corridor. On the portion of the fire, a dozer crew and hand crew have almost completed contingency line on a ridge just south of Fence Meadow lookout that connects with 11S002A Road below Balch Camp. Another contingency line is being scouted west of Fence Meadow Lookout towards Bob’s Flat down to Trimmer. Crews will continue to work on completing contingency lines on the fire’s western edge in anticipation of receiving fire from the south. A camp has been established for the crews working on the west contingency lines.

August 19, 2015 10:27 a.m. PDT

Authorities in Fresno County have ordered mandatory evacuations in the Hume Lake area that will affect about 1,000 people after a wildfire crossed over a highway.

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