Terrain Satellite
73.6 mi
NW of Reno, NV
Last Updated:
5 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:30 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 6 months ago

Incident Photo for the Hog Fire

This will be the last update on the Hog Fire unless significant changes/events occur. Fire behavior June 14th, 2020 with cooler temperatures and light winds, minimal behavior allowed crews to strengthen lines and begin their mop-up phase, and containment goals reached that have mitigated risk to private property. The fire was unstaffed last night, and today crews will continue patrol and mop-up work around the incident where fire allows for safe access. Fire behavior is minimal with scattered oak fuels burning down well into the interior of the burn area.

Demobilization of resources has occurred and the fire has been downgraded to a Type 4 Incident Command Organization.

The cause of the Hog Fire is under investigation by U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE investigators. An identified potential cause for the fire has been determined to be from a vehicle. Investigators are seeking help from anyone who was on Trimmer Springs Road between Lakeview Marina and Maxon Road between the hours of 1:30 PM and 2:45 PM on Friday June 12, 2020. If you were in the area or have any information in relation to the start of the Hog Fire, please contact investigators by email at SM.SF.sierranfinfo@usda.gov.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Friday June 12th, 2020 approx. 02:45 PM
Vegetation fire along Trimmer Springs Road near Maxon Road in the area of Pine Flat Reservoir, on the south slope of Hog Mountain.
Incident Commander:
Brian Vasquez BC42 US Forest - Service Sierra National Forest
36.875, -119.305

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday June 18th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Short Grass (1 foot)
Chaparral (6 feet)
Hardwood Litter
Significant Events:
Fire behavior is very minimal with scattered oak fuels burning down well into the interior.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Heavy demobilization of resources will occur with planned release of some crews and H20. Fire
will be downgraded to a type 4 Incident Command Organization.
Projected Incident Activity:
Projected fire growth has been stopped with no further spread anticipated. Continue patrol and mop up work where fire allows for safe access,and begin suppression repair.
Fire is on steep terrain with rolling rocks . Fire was unstaffed overnight. Keep the fire east of Hog Mountain and west of Pine Flat Lake north of Lakeview Recreation Area and
south of Billy Creek.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
A west to northwest flow aloft will reside over the
fire through the middle of the week with little diurnal change in humidities. High temperatures will be a few degrees warmer Monday.
A dry cold frontal passage Monday evening could be accompanied and
followed by gusty ridge winds into Tuesday. A warming trend will
resume Wednesday and continue through Friday with slightly lower
minimum humidities and light winds.
Monday - Max temperature.....91-96.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Alex Olow
Email: alexander.olow@usda.gov
Phone: 559-297-0706 ext. 4999
Fire Unit Information
Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611