Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin Saturday August 07th, 2010 approx. 11:00 PM
Location Buckhorn Meadow north of Sheeps Crossing in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.
GPS: (37 34 26.4 x 119 12 1.5; approximately 7100-8200' ele.,Madera Co.)
Incident Commander Burt Stalter Type 4 Ic
Total Personnel 5
Size 200 acres
Percent Contained 25%
Fuels Involved: FM TL3 (Moderate Load Conifer Litter) Red/White Fir Timber Stands FM TU5 (Very High Load Timber Shrub) Mixed conifer stands with pockets of montane brush Scattered rock outcrops.
Fire Behavior: Low to moderate fire activity in growth and spread.
Significant Events: Continue monitoring and utilize personnel for checking fire's spread when needed. Percent containment is due to fire burning into natural barriers and from confining lines by handcrew checking spread along the SW corner of the fire. Fire has burned across the Iron Creek Trail on the northern perimeter and has available fuel to continue burning in a northerly direction with the only barriers to spread being rock outcrops and wet meadows and drainage's.
Outlook/Planned Actions: Smoke production has lowered significantly. Fire is spreading to the north/northeast and south/ southeast directions. Monitors will be hiking in for 3 days beginning tommorrow to map perimeter and record fire effects. Fire was checked today from remote lookout location with updated perimeter plotted on IAP map with increased acreage.
Growth Potential: Fire has low to moderate potential for growth. Hotter and drier weather predicted over the next 5 days will allow fire spread to increase a little.
Terrain Difficulty Steep as it drops in the San Joaquin River canyon.Moderate around rest of fire.
Remarks Fire is in the Ansel Adams Wilderness and is being managed for multiple objectives.
Wind Conditions 2-5 g 11 mph SW
Temperature 69 degrees
Inciweb Incident information at: http://inciweb.org/incident/2122/