Lions Fire


ACTIVE

Incident #: SNF-493
Fire Start: 5 months ago
Location: 18.4 miles SSW of June Lake, CA
Acres: 12,990
Agency: Sierra National Forest Center (CA-SNF)

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 22 hours, 49 mins ago — This will be the final update for the Lions Fire as an active incident. The fire will be placed in a monitoring status. Containment numbers will be updated as final heat pockets dissipate and season ending weather arrives.Fire crews worked successfully and held containment lines as the fire met rock face in other areas, slowly consuming the remaining fuel. The infrared (IR) and reconnaissance flights this weekend showed minimal fire growth. Aircraft continued to provide personnel and equipment retrieval until all personnel were off of the incident. Suppression repair has been underway and finished on Sunday, with those crews being released and made available for other fire assignments. Due to the near vertical terrain on parts of the north and west flanks, containment will remain at 85% until a season ending weather event occurs, or IR flights show no trace of heat. It is too dangerous to place fire fighters into those areas to check the ground by hand. The Sierra National Forest will...

Contact

Incident Contact
Lions Fire Information Line
Email: lionsfireinformation@gmail.com
Phone: 925-817-0826
Hours: Daily 8:00-7:00
Fire Unit Information
Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
California
Clovis, CA 93611

Basic Information

Cause
Lightning Strike
Date of Origin
Wednesday July 11th, 2018 approx. 12:00 PM
Location
7 miles southwest of Mammoth Lakes
Incident Commander
Robert Moreno,IC
Incident Description
The Fire Is Burning In An Area With 50% Mortality (bug Kill)at Approximately 6000-8000' In Red Fir, Brush And Heavy Blowdown From A 2011 Wind Event.

Current Situation

Total Personnel
5
Size
13,347 Acres
% Contained
85%
Estimated Containment Date
Sunday October 07th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events
The divisions on the eastern flank of the fire have been declared fully contained. Ifrared flights have shown minimal growth in areas where the fire is still active.

Outlook

Planned Actions
Monitoring and holding containment lines remain the priority on the western flank of the fire where there is some heat. Two 20 man crews will be engaged in suppression repair on contingency lines constructed north and east of Clover Meadow.
Projected Incident Activity
Aircraft will be used in the patrol and monitoring of lines to the north where the fire is burning in steep and inaccessible terrain.
Remarks
Resources Advisors will continue to provide direction related to the repair of fire suppression impacts.