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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Hog, Sierra National Forest
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: SNF
  • Size (acres): 533
  • Percent Contained: 80%
  • Estimate of Containment: June 15, 2020
  • Personnel: 112
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Hog, Sierra NF, USFS. Six miles northeast of Piedra, CA. Short grass, chaparral and hardwood litter. Minimal fire behavior with creeping, backing and smoldering.

June 14, 2020 at 10:22 AM

State and local agencies have been released from the Hog Fire ending unified command. Sierra National Forest (SNF) fire crews continue suppression operations on the Hog Fire, a fire burning along Trimmer Springs Road near Maxon Road in the area of Pine Flat Reservoir, on the south slope of Hog Mountain.

Fire behavior remains minimal, crews will continue mop up and secure the line, and begin suppression repair.

June 13, 2020 at 11:29 AM

June 13, 2020 at 11:18 AM

As of this morning June 13th, 2020 forward progression has been stopped. The intent on very aggressive Initial attack (IA) this season, in this instance with our very close State partners, was effective.

With forward progress held, crews will continue to construct and hold line utilizing direct tactics and cold trail fingers & islands where necessary to prevent fire spread. Mop up only to the extent necessary to minimize the likelihood of an escape and to secure around structures.

Temperatures will trend much cooler today, then dry and warming conditions will prevail for the first part of next week. Winds will be generally light and terrain driven.

There have been no injuries to fire personnel. Smoke impact of varying degrees can be expected as the fire continues to burn, and will be felt in the local recreational areas of Pine Flat, and the communities of Piedra, Centerville and Minkler. To help minimize smoke impact and learn about air quality and smoke forecasts please visit either www.airnow.gov or www.valleyair.org

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Sierra National Forest (SNF) along with CALFIRE Fresno Kings Unit (FKU) responded at about 2:45PM June 12, 2020 to a reported vegetation fire along Trimmer Springs Road near Maxon Road in the area of Pine Flat Reservoir, on the south slope of Hog Mountain. Upon arrival crews found two wind driven fires that quickly grew into one. The fires were burning in thick grass, heavy brush, and oak woodland.

By sunset the fire had consumed approximately 500 acres with a High spread potential. The fire is 10% contained with crews continuing to work toward full containment. The cause of the fire is under investigation. A number of structures were threatened and the Fresno County Sheriff’s office quickly and safely evacuated residents at risk. No structures have been lost.