NORTH FORK – The Fish Fire, burning near Fish Creek Campground on Forest Road 4S81 (Mammoth Pool Road/ Minarets Road) is now 100 percent contained at 77 acres.
The Fish Fire was reported at 4:17 p.m. on Monday, July 15, and has been burning in steep, rugged terrain with dry vegetation consisting of heavy brush and dead and downed timber in an area with an active fire history – the footprint of the 2014 French Fire.
Crews were successful in keeping the fire from moving into the San Joaquin River canyon, and continue working to strengthen containment lines and do interior mop-up.
No structures were threatened, and no injuries to fire personnel were reported.
According to the Sierra NF public information officer, the Fish Creek campground remains closed. No date to reopen has been set.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
UPDATE: The Fish Fire was designated “controlled” on Sunday, July 21, at 2:15 p.m.
(The map below is from Wednesday, July 17. The red perimeter at the north end in Division Z has been completed and is contained. No updated map is currently available).