SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – A fire near Rock Creek campground in the Sierra National Forest is limiting access to the Minarets/Mammoth Pool Road and displacing campers.
About 100 acres have burned since the fire was reported about 6 a.m. this morning by the lookout at Shuteye Peak. The Incident Commander is reporting via radio that there is a potential for 2,500 acres.
The fire is burning in the Bass Lake Ranger District on the east side of Forest Service Road 81 near Rock Creek and Fish Creek campgrounds. Both campgrounds have been evacuated, and Soda Springs could be next.
Both air and ground resources from the USFS are attacking the fire, which is threatening to jump the road. The Forest Service is not allowing traffic through the area, and motorists are advised to avoid this route.
Rock Creek is located about 25 miles up the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway (FS81) from North Fork.