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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Trimmer, Sierra NF
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: SNF
  • Size (acres): 568
  • Percent Contained: 98%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 15, 2020
  • Personnel: 134
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Trimmer, Sierra NF, USFS. Transfer of command from IMT 2 (CA Team 10) back to local unit will occur today. Ten miles northeast of Piedra, CA. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Road closures in effect.

August 12, 2020 at 9:38 AM

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering
Ground resources continue to mop-up and strengthen control lines
Continued demobilization of equipment
CAIMT2 Team 10 (Dalrymple) transferred command back to Sierra N.F. @ 0700 this morning

August 11, 2020 at 8:41 AM

The Trimmer Fire which is burning on the Sierra National Forest started on Monday August 3, 2020 around 12:45pm. The fire is burning North of Pine Flat Lake in steep and rugged terrain with critically dry, receptive and flashy fuel beds. Rolling rocks and burning material continue to be a concern.

As of August 8th firefighters had stopped the spread of the fire and direct fire lines were completed around the perimeter. Heavy fuels and stump holes within the interior continue to smolder and may produce smoke. Firefighters are monitoring for smokes and extinguish areas of heat where safe to do so.

Road Closures: 10S69 – Big Creek & Trimmer Springs Road.

Area Closures: Avocado Lake County Park

The public is reminded that firefighting equipment will be traveling on the roads going into the Trimmer Fire area. Please slow down and drive with extreme caution around firefighters and firefighting equipment. The safety of firefighters and the public remain our top priority.

August 9, 2020 at 1:26 PM

As of 6:00 p.m.on August 8, 2020, California Interagency Incident Management Team 10 (CIIMT10) is in command of the Trimmer Fire. No structures have been destroyed. Avocado Lake County Park is currently closed. Firefighters have established a base camp at this location to support firefighting efforts. Road and area closures can be expected in the fire area. The public is asked to avoid the area if possible, and to use caution and drive slowly on roads. Firefighters and equipment are working along area roadways.

While the forward progress of the fire has been stopped, unburned islands of vegetation inside the fire perimeter may continue to ignite, and smoke may be visible. Firefighters will continue to mop up perimeter lines today, and to backhaul any equipment that is excess to the fire.

The weather today is expected to be similar to yesterday, with temperatures between 93 and 98 and light southwest winds.

August 8, 2020 at 8:38 PM

Crews continue to construct and hold line utilizing direct tactics, they continue to make progress improving containment lines and mopping up in very rugged and steep terrain.

Today, crews will continue fire suppression repair. This is a process where crews work to reduce the risk of soil erosion from fire line construction and other suppression activities.

California Incident Management Team (CIIMT) 10, Daren Dalrymple, Incident Commander was briefed on the fire Friday and will assume command of the fire at 1800 this evening.

Wildland Firefighting in the time of Covid-19: Firefighters remain sequestered within their modules in fire camp. Masks, frequent hand-washing and social distancing are mandatory. Representatives are sent to briefings in lieu of everyone attending. Firefighters are separated from the public as much as possible to maintain the health of all.

Management Objectives: 1) Maintain the safety of emergency personnel and the public at all times. 2) Take precautionary measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases from person to person. 3) Protect economic, natural, cultural and heritage resources. 4) Maintain relationships with cooperators and stakeholders in the affected areas. 5) Maintain fiscal accountability and keep cost commensurate with vales at risk.