Clark near June Lake, Inyo National Forest

In Contained California Firesby YubaNet

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  • Incident Name: Clark near June Lake, Inyo National Forest
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: INF
  • Size (acres): 2,819
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 12, 2016
  • Personnel: 148
  • Structures Destroyed: 0
Clark, Inyo NF. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (Laeng) back to the local unit occurred yesterday. Seven miles east of June Lake, CA. Timber, brush and short grass. Minimal fire behavior. Road and area closures in effect. Sage grouse habitat threatened.

August 10, 2016 at 9:36 AM

Crews continue to construct direct line and pick up any spots that may occur along the northeast flank. The crews will also monitor the burning of interior islands of unburned fuel.

Firefighters continue to make good progress. Interior pockets of fuel continued to burn out with occasional flair ups of single trees. Crews will also continue to actively monitor containment lines, as well as build and strengthen hand lines as opportunity presents itself.

Clark Canyon, a popular climbing area, remains evacuated. There are several Forest Service roads that lead to the Bald Mountain area and visitors should avoid these roads and the fire area for their safety and firefighter safety.

Today, the fire is transitioning from Central Coast Team 7 back to the Inyo National Forest.

Due to minimal fire activity, updates will only be sent out as conditions change.

August 8, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Firefighters continued to make good progress. Interior pockets of fuel continued to burn out with occasional flair ups of single trees. Tonight, crews will actively monitor containment lines, as well as continue to build and strengthen hand lines as opportunity presents itself.

August 8, 2016 at 7:16 AM

Today, crews will actively monitor containment lines, continue to build and strengthen hand line as opportunity presents itself along the northeast flank. The crews will also monitor interior islands of unburned fuel. Decrease in acreage was a result of more accurate mapping.

Clark Canyon, a popular climbing area, remains evacuated. There are several Forest Service roads that lead to the Bald Mountain area and visitors should avoid these roads and the fire area for their safety and firefighter safety.

August 7, 2016 at 7:16 PM

Crews made good progress today and will continue to monitor containment line tonight. They will continue to build and strengthen hand line as opportunity presents itself along the northeast flank. The crews will also monitor interior islands of unburned fuel.

Clark Canyon, a popular climbing area, remains evacuated. There are several Forest Service roads that lead to the Bald Mountain area and visitors should avoid these roads and the fire area for their safety and firefighter safety.

August 7, 2016 at 10:34 AM

The Clark Fire is 3,030 acres and is 60% contained. The fire is located east of Highway 395 near Bald Mountain and was started by lightning on August 4th.

Crews today will continue to construct direct line and pick up any spots that may occur along the northeast flank. The crews will also monitor the burning of interior islands of unburned fuel.

Clark Canyon, a popular climbing area, has been evacuated. There are several Forest Service roads that lead to the Bald Mountain area and visitors should avoid these roads and the fire area for their safety and firefighter safety.

There are 8 hand crews, 14 engines, 2 air tankers, 5 helicopters, air attack and a lead plane, and a 1 dozer assigned to the fire. There are 389 people assigned to the incident.

The Central Coast Team arrived yesterday. They in-briefed and shadowed the local Type 3 IMT and took over management of the fire this morning at 6:00 a.m.

August 6, 2016 at 9:25 PM

This lightning fire is located east of Highway 395 near Bald Mountain. The line is holding well along the southwest flanks. While crews have completed line along the northeast flank, they remain focused on areas of active fire along the line.

Clark Canyon, a popular climbing area, has been evacuated. There are several Forest Service roads that lead to the Bald Mountain area and visitors should avoid these roads and the fire area for their safety and firefighter safety.

There are six hand crews, 14 engines, two air tankers, three helicopters, air attack and a lead plane, and a two dozers assigned to the fire. There are 254 people assigned to the incident.

Low relative humidity and afternoon winds continue to be concern for both the Clark and Rock Creek fires.

The Central Coast Incident Management Team arrived today and shadowed the local forest team. They will assume command of both fires tomorrow at 6:00 am.

August 6, 2016 at 9:37 AM

Clark_INF-CA14150806The Clark Fire is 2,828 acres and is 50% contained. The fire is located east of Highway 395 near Bald Mountain and was started by lightning on August 4th.

Crews today will prep Forest Service roads to secure the fire perimeter along the north and east flanks of the fire. This flank is the most active; driven by winds. The fire was less active last night except along the northeast flank.

Clark Canyon, a popular climbing area, has been evacuated. There are several Forest Service roads that lead to the Bald Mountain area and visitors should avoid these roads and the fire area for their safety and firefighter safety.

There are six hand crews, 14 engines, two air tankers, three helicopters, air attack and a lead plane, and a two dozers assigned to the fire. There are 254 people assigned to the incident.

August 5, 2016 at 8:37 PM

Clark_INF-CA1415Crews made good progress securing lines near the developments and ranches along the Owens River Road. Crews are also looking to use Forest Service roads to further secure the fire perimeter along the north and east flanks of the fire. They will be aided by recent prescribed fires to the north of the fire perimeter.

Winds in the afternoon encouraged fire spread, mostly to the north and east. The fire is burning in sagebrush, cheat grass and Jeffrey pine.

Clark Canyon, a popular climbing area, has been evacuated. There are several Forest Service roads that lead to the Bald Mountain area and visitors should avoid these roads and the fire area for their safety and firefighter safety.

There are six hand crews, 14 engines, two air tankers, three helicopters, air attack and a lead plane, and a two dozers assigned to the fire. There are 254 people assigned to the incident.

A Type II team has been ordered due to increased fire activity on the Inyo and the additional needs for firefighters and their support.

Crews were also diverted from the Clark Fire to the nearby Rock Creek Fire this afternoon. This fire is estimated to be 27 acres and 20% contained. Numerous crews and air tankers, including the very large air tanker (VLAT), responded to slow the spread of this fire towards nearby communities. This fire is burning in brush, cheat grass, pinyon pine, and juniper. Continuous fine fuels from the cheat grass and winds allowed this fire to grow quickly.

Lower Rock Creek Road is closed between Swall Meadows and Highway 395. The fire is under investigation but appears to be human caused.

August 5, 2016 at 8:53 AM

INF photo

INF photo

The fire remained active throughout night and burned north towards Bald Mountain and into Indiana Summit Research Natural Area; primarily burning in Jeffrey pine forest.

Crews focused on fireline on the south east flank of the fire to protect nearby private developments and ranches and used nearby forest service roads as containment lines. They will continue to strengthen these lines today.

Clark Canyon, a popular climbing area, has been evacuated. Afternoon wind and low relative humidity continues to be a concern for fire crews.

There are several Forest Service roads that lead to the Bald Mountain area and visitors are advised to avoid these roads and the fire area for their safety and firefighter safety.

There are numerous hand crews, engines, air tankers, helicopters, air attack and lead planes, and a dozer assigned to the fire. There are approximately 200 people assigned to the incident.

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The Clark Fire is a lightning-caused fire,  burning south of Bald Mountain, east of Highway 395, and north of the Owens River Road.

The fire is burning at 7,000 – 8,000 feet in elevation in sagebrush and cheat grass and into Jeffrey pine in the higher elevations. The fire is actively burning, driven by down canyon and thunder cell winds. Isolated torching, occasional crowning, and spot fires in advance of the fire have been observed.

Crews are focusing their efforts on the south east flank of the fire to protect nearby private developments and ranches and plan to use nearby forest service roads as containment lines.

Clark Canyon, a popular climbing area, has been evacuated.

There are numerous hand crews, engines, air tankers, helicopters, air attack and lead planes, and a dozer assigned to the incident and additional resources have been ordered and are en route. There are approximately 100 people assigned to the incident.