September 12, 2017 - The Railroad Fire started Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at approximately 1:00 P.M. West of Highway 41, near the community of Sugar Pine, South of Yosemite National Park and Fish Camp. As of Monday evening the the Railroad Fire was at 12,407 acres with 75% containment.
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Monday Evening Information
|Current as of||9/11/2017, 6:09:17 PM|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 29th, 2017 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||Located between communities of Sugar Pine and Fish Camp along State Route 41|
|Incident Commander||Deron Mills, SCSIIMT|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||75%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday September 15th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Fuels Involved||Timber (Litter and Understory., Light Logging Slash. Medium logging slash. The fire continues to burn in high tree mortality areas consisting of Ponderosa Pine and Incense Cedar resulting in resistance to control and danger to Firefighters. Live fuel moistures in the area are reaching critical levels.
|Significant Events||Minimal. Creeping. Backing.
Line construction is complete and mop up continues. No spread was observed and only interior smoldering was noted.
|Planned Actions||Hold and improve containment lines. Mop up to the extent necessary to safely prevent escape. Implement fire line suppression repair where necessary.
|Projected Incident Activity||Fire is not expected to spread in any direction.
|Remarks||Efforts continue to contain the spot fire west of SR41. The spot fire is currently at 693 acres and is 80% contained.
Caltrans and PG&E continue their restoration efforts daily. Tree mortality continues to increase safety risk for personnel engaged on this fire and the public until hazards can be mitigated.
Of current total area burned: USFS Sierra NF 11,464 acres and Private 943 acres.
|Weather Concerns||Thunderstorm risk in place this week as monsoonal moisture is expected to be drawn toward the Sierra. Warming and drying is expected.