Terrain Satellite
Bullfrog
FIRE
1,185
acres
10.7 mi
SSE of Mono Hot Springs, CA
100%
contained
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
37 mins, 30 secs ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-7191
Fire Start:
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:15 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Bullfrog Fire

The Bullfrog is located forty-three miles northeast of Clovis, CA., on the eastern fringe of the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness west of Courtright Reservoir. This fire is not related to the Creek Fire, it is a separate start discovered on September 09, 2020 at approximately 3:09 PM. It is being managed by the Sierra National Forest using a confine and contain strategy taking advantage of  trails, natural features, and hand crews to fully suppress this fire. 

The Bullfrog Fire has burned 1185 acres and is 60% contained. Crews remain on scene to continue to monitor the suppression lines on the east side of the fire and to strengthen, and improve control lines as needed. The west side of the fire will be allowed to burn until it reaches natural barriers keeping the fire contained. There is no threat to life or property.

The fire will remain at 60% containment until a season ending event occurs (rain/snow). The west side of the fire does not have a containment line instead the IC recommends using the natural barriers to keep the fire from progressing.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Wednesday September 09th, 2020 approx. 03:15 PM
Location:
Forty-three miles northeast of Clovis, CA., on the eastern fringe of the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness west of Courtright Reservoir.
Incident Commander:
USFS/Sierra - Type 4 IC Brian Vasquez
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
37.141, -119.025

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
1
Size (Acres):
1,185
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Thursday October 15th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
It is burning in timber, understory litter, brush and short grass. There is no recorded recent fire history in the fire area.
Significant Events:
The Bullfrog Fire has shown minimal backing
creeping and smoldering as it continues to burn.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Planned actions: Continue to monitor the suppression lines on the east side of the fire. The west side of the fire will be allowed to burn until it reaches natural barriers keeping the fire confined. The Fire is now in Patrol
status by aircraft every 2-3 days or as needed.
Projected Incident Activity:
The fire which is already well established in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, shows Minimal increase in fire behavior and acreage within the fire perimeter. The fire will be low intensity and will continue to burn within wilderness.
Remarks:
The fire will remain at 60% containment until a season ending event occurs. The west side of the fire does not have a containment line instead the IC recommends using the natural barriers to keep the fire from progressing.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Temperatures will continue to remain above average
through Thursday and winds will generally remain light and terrain driven through Thursday. The higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada and Kern County Mountains will have an elevated fire weather risk through Monday due to low afternoon relative humidity with poor
overnight recoveries.

A pattern change is expected to occur Friday
through next weekend
bringing much cooler temperatures,increased
winds, and possible precipitation.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Alex Olow
Email: alexander.olow@usda.gov
Phone: 559-269-2259
Fire Unit Information
Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611