37.55 latitude, -119.15 longitude
August 11, 2017 - The Butte Fire in the Sierra National Forest now at 570 acres as of Friday morning.
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. The northwest corner of the fire has burned into the 2005 Corral fire area. 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. Fire crews made good progress yesterday despite challenging terrain and access. Fire is now 570 Acres with 15% containment.
|Current as of||8/11/2017, 9:34:36 AM|
|Date of Origin||Monday August 07th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||Ansel Adams Wilderness|
|Incident Commander||Mark Smith|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||15%|
Mixed Conifer and Red Fir. Heavy dead and down fuels.
Continued warm and dry