Cooler weather helped suppression actions throughout the night, allowing crews and equipment to make good progress in line construction along the northwest perimeter. Fire still remains active along the northwest perimeter. Today crews will continue building and reinforcing containment lines on the north and west perimeters. The east perimeter has burned down to the San Joaquin River.
Residents living in the community of Arnold Meadow were notified to evacuate due to increased fire activity along the northern perimeter of the fire. Several summer homes in the Hogue Apple Ranch and Wagner's Resort were evacuated earlier in the week.
ClosuresA Forest Service Area Road and Trail Closure, Forest Order # 15-14-07, has been issued for the French Fire area. More information about the Forest Closure and the closure can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/o44cvyu .
|Current as of||8/5/2014 9:14:06 AM|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 28th, 2014 approx. 05:45 AM|
|Incident Commander||Dave Cooper|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||40%|
|Fuels Involved|| |
Timber with some brushy areas
|Planned Actions|| |
Line construction on the north and northwest perimeter. Structure protection in Arnold Meadows will continue. Fire line suppression repair will be started on the southern end of the fire.
|Projected Incident Activity|| |
Crews will continue building and reinforcing containment lines on the north, west and south perimeters.
Interior fire continues to burn out in the north portion of the fire. Direct line was completed from Chiquito Creek to the west.
|Weather Concerns|| |
Cloudy with cooler temperatures today.