I WANT TO KNOW
Do people near this fire need to evacuate?
Have any road closures been announced?
I HAVE QUESTIONS
A Forest Service Area Road and Trail Closure, Forest Order # 15-14-07, has been issued for the French Fire area. Forest Road 4S81 (Minarets Rd) between Powerhouse 8 and Arch Rock. Forest Road 8S09 (Iron Telephone) from the 7S07 to Forest Road 4S81. The entire 6S01 road (Grizzly Road) between Beasore Rd and Minarets Rd remains closed to for all public use.
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.
US Forest Service - Sequoia National Forest