French Fire Update 8/10/14

Incident Overview

For Immediate Release

Date: August 10, 2014 Time:


A Forest Service Area Road and Trail Closure, Forest Order # 15-14-07, has been issued for the French Fire area. Forest Road 4S81 (Minarets Rd) between Powerhouse 8 and Arch Rock. Forest Road 8S09 (Iron Telephone) from the 7S07 to Forest Road 4S81. The entire 6S01 road (Grizzly Road) between Beasore Rd and Minarets Rd remains closed to for all public use.

Basic Information

Current as of Monday July 28th, 2014 approx. 05:45 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Human
Date of Origin Monday July 28th, 2014 approx. 05:45 AM
Location Mammoth Pool
Incident Commander Charlotte Jordan

Current Situation

Total Personnel 662
Size 13,835 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 95%
Estimated Containment Date Tuesday August 12th, 2014 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber with some brushy areas

Significant Events

The French Fire transitioned to a Type 3 management organization this morning at 6:00 AM.

The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team has arrive at the incident, and will be assessing the fire area today.


Planned Actions

Continue mop-up and suppression repair on all divisions.


The interior parts of the fire continue to cool, but some areas may still produce smoke for several more days. Demobilization of resources is expected to increase in the next couple of days.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and Dry