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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

CA-SNF Rough Fire, Fresno County, Sierra N.F. FRA

ROUGH FIRE, CA-SNF-001746, Fresno County, Sierra N.F. FRA

Rough Fire, CA-SNF-001746

Updates as available: 
Map 08/19/2015 0925: 
Rough Fire Perimeter and Hotspot Map 08/19/2015
Rough Fire Perimeter and Hotspot Map 08/19/2015

08/19/2015 0925: 30,901 acres, 3% containment, CA Type 2 IMT (Cooper) in command
  • CA Type 1 IMT 3 (Vontillow) has been ordered.
  • Continued closures along Hwy 180
  • The fire is across the middle fork of the Kings River on the southeast flank spreading south.
  • Hume Lake is under evacuation with approx. 450 structures threatened
  • PG & E has significant infrastructure in the north fork of the Kings River including power
    generation facilities at Balch Powerhouse and Hass Powerhouse, numerous electrical transmission
    and generating facilities.
  • Communication towers and the Patterson Bluff Repeater also remain threatened.

CA Type 1 IMT 3 (Vontillow) is transitioning with an in-briefing to be held at 1000 at the Hume Lake District Office
08/18/2015 1925: 24,200 acres, 0% containment
  • CA Type 2 IMT (Cooper) in command
  • Currently Hwy 180 is closed to the public from the Hume Lake intersection to
    Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon National Park
  • The fire has crossed the middle fork of the Kings River on the southeast flank spreading south.
  • Hume Lake is under evacuation.
  • PG & E has significant infrastructure in the north fork of the Kings River including power
    generation facilities at Balch Powerhouse and Hass Powerhouse, numerous electrical transmission
    and generating facilities.
  • Communication towers and the Patterson Bluff Repeater also remain threatened.

08/18/2015 0925: 23,600 acres, 0% containment
08/07/2015 0900: 1,200 acres, 0% containment
Major threat to the Sequoia National Monument if the fire crosses the Kings River to the South. The fire also poses a threat to the Hume Lake Christian camp, 4 Forest Service campgrounds and 4 Communication towers and will close access to Kings Canyon National Park within a matter of hours if the fire is not held to the North side of the Kings
08/06/2015 0900: 75 acres, 0% containment
Threat of impacting the Kings Wild and Scenic River special management area.
08/05/2015 0900: 75 acres, 0% containment
08/04/2015 1900: 75 acres, 0% containment

Location: 2.5 miles to the southwest of Spanish Mountain bordering the Monarch Wilderness. Sierra N.F. FRA
GPS: 36 52.422 -118 54.288
Structure threat: Not currently
Special Hazards: Crews must be flown in.
IA Resources: BC32 BC33 H520 HT749 SNF CRW2 SNF FRSNO3 laguna and texas canyon hotshots 

Concerns/problems: Threat of impacting the Kings Wild and Scenic River special management area. No ground resources.


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