Terrain Satellite
Bullfrog
FIRE
900
acres
10.7 mi
SSE of Mono Hot Springs, CA
1 week
it's burned for
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
8 mins, 5 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: 17 hours, 26 mins ago

Incident Photo for the Bullfrog Fire

The Bullfrog Fire remains at 900 acres forward progress has slowed due to the strong inversion layer that has been over the area for the last several days and is 0% contained. Changing weather on Thursday did see an increase in winds over the ridges near the fire creating single tree torching and showing more fire activity than previous days. Rain overnight in the area did not have a significant effect on the fire. The fire continues burning in timber, understory litter, brush and short grass.

Yesterday, the fire received another 20 personnel as the expected Type 2 Hand Crew arrived bolstering fire personnel already suppressing the fire to 47. This crew along with those already in place will continue suppression and containment work started along the southeast edge. The strategy is to use a minimal impact suppression tactic (MIST) using natural features trails, rocky outcrops, and creeks as breaks. A direct containment approach will be used where firefighter safety permits. The handline with hose-lay to protect Courtright Village if the fire moves south as a contingency plan has been completed. Ground crews will be supported by water dropping aircraft when possible as they build their containment lines.

Hazardous conditions for firefighters include rocky terrain, falling trees, and heavy fuel loads. Resources remain on order to support the firefight for this incident, but availability is limited due to other fires with a priority in the region. Two, five person engine modules, other personnel from the Sierra National Forest and a Type 2 Hand Crew with 20 crewmembers are assigned to the incident.

PRIORITIES: At the present time there is a low to moderate threat to Courtright Village. A control line has been constructed along with a hose lay to protect Courtright Village if the fire moves south as a contingency plan for structure protection. The village is located on the northwest part of Courtright Reservoir and consists of 50 residential structures.

Creek Fire: #CreekFire, which has been burning since September 5, 2020 has grown to approximately 248,256 acres with 20% containment. Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7147/

Smoke and widespread air quality impacts from the California wildfires remain the primary weather concern with the burning of several regional fires. For information about air quality, smoke conditions, and health effects, visit www.valleyair.org or visit www.airnow.gov.

There will be updates on the Bullfrog Fire as information is received. The Sierra National Forest is currently under a regional emergency closure order. See the Sierra National Forest webpage for more details on closures: www.fs.usda.gov/sierra.

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 - Issac Naylor Type 3 IC
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
37.141, -119.025

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
47
Size (Acres):
900
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.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Planned actions: Today,crews will continue suppression and containment work started along the southeast edge. The strategy is to use a minimal impact suppression tactic (MIST) using natural features trails, rocky outcrops, and creeks as breaks. A direct containment approach will be used where firefighter safety permits. The handline with hose-lay to protect Courtright Village if the fire moves south as a contingency plan has been completed.
Projected Incident Activity:
Low to moderate increases in acreage still observed as fire behavior remains low/moderate due to inversion layer over fire.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Dense smoke will keep temperatures below normal the next few days while areas free of smoke could see temperatures a little above normal. Dry weather will continue over the district for at least the next seven days. Generally light terrain driven winds will prevail through midweek then increasing southwest and west winds for the end of the week.

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