sierra national forest butte fire map 1
Approximate Location
37.55 latitude, -119.15 longitude

August 10, 2017 - The Butte Fire in the Sierra National Forest now at 450 acres as of Thursday afternoon.

Incident Overview
The fire is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Suppression resources are at scene and engaged. Fire behavior continues to be active in the afternoon influenced by steep topography and afternoon up canyon winds. Fire crews are utilizing Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST). These tactics include utilizing natural barriers such as rock formations to stop, slow and direct fire spread. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place over the fire. Additional Fire Management resources arrived last night including two additional hand crews. Transition to Type 3 Team (Smith) occurred at 7:00 A.M. today.

Basic Information

Current as of 8/10/2017, 2:41:43 PM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin Monday August 07th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Location Ansel Adams Wilderness
Incident Commander  Mark Smith

Current Situation

Total Personnel 85
Size 450 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained  10%

Source: NWCG

Earlier Information:  

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