The Slope fire is approximately 1711 acres. A series of powerful thunderstorms over the week of October 4th., dropped nearly 4 inches of rain over the Slope fire. The rain quelled the heat internally and along all perimeters of the fire. The fire will continue to be monitored until additional rains put all smoldering and smoking logs. All trail closures in the Slope fire area have been re-opened.
Although fire season was declared over by park fire managers on October 8, 2010, firefighters will be retained for increase in fire behavior and so called lightning caused "sleeper" fires starts that might be found The same thunderstorms did start over 25 new fires in the park. Most have gone out due to rain and snow. All will be monitiored for increased fire behavior.
Cooperators on this fire are the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and the Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 25th, 2010 approx. 02:00 PM|
|Location||South rim of the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River.|
Mixed conifer pine in open granite fields, on a north aspect.
No growth or increased fire behavior.
Very little potential for growth.
Steep, as it drops into the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River.
Fire is in Wilderness, and being managed for multiple objectives.
|Wind Conditions||5-8 mph SW|