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Fire Burning Near Fish Creek Campground On Sierra NF

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Crews are on scene of a fire burning on the Bass Lake Ranger District on Forest Road 4S81 (Mammoth Pool Road, Minarets Road).

The fire was called in at about 4 p.m. and is reportedly burning in a fire treatment area within the French Fire footprint between Fish Creek Campground and Mammoth Pool overlook.

Multiple agencies have responded including the Sierra National Forest and Cal Fire. There are currently eight engines at scene and two Hot Shot crews with one more coming in tomorrow. Air Attack will be overhead again in the morning, along with two tankers and two helicopters.

The Fish Fire is at zero percent containment and reported to be moving to the northeast, spotting out ahead of itself.

As of 7 p.m., the fire was estimated at 15 to 20 acres. The fact that it is burning through heavy downfall and in large piles of debris is causing a huge amount of smoke and putting out a lot of heat.

The estimated acreage will continue to be adjusted as more accurate mapping is done. A later IR flight estimated the fire at 76 acres.

Forest Road 4S81 is closed through the fire area.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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