Aug 11- The Bear Fire is currently at 95% containment. Expected containment is late Aug. 11.
Resources: 4 Type-2 crews; 1 Type-1 crew; 1 Type-2 Initial Attack crew; and 2 rotary wing aircraft.
Incident Commander - Eddie Childs
AUG 8-Seven lightning fires occurred Saturday on the Sierra National Forest, two of which combined to create a 700 acre fire - dubbed the "Bear Fire."
-The fire is located in the John Muir Wilderness between Edison and Florence Lake, just south of Bear Diversion Dam near Bear Dome, ranging from 7500 to 9000 ft. elevation.
-Potential direction of spread is south, southeast. The fire is approximately .25 miles from Poison Meadow and .5 miles from the San Juaquin River.
-Fire behavior today is a slow rate of spread and holding at current lines. Fire crews are making progress with direct line construction and aircraft support.
-The fire is currently at fifty percent containment, zero structures threatened, one injury and has approximately 100+ resources. Estimated containment date is 12 Aug.
-Ten smoke jumpers, four Type-2 crews from Fresno and Porterville, four rotary and four fixed-wing aircraft are working to contain the fires growth. Type-2 crews consist of: 18 to 20 firefighters.
-All other lightning fires have been controlled or are being monitored on the ground or via air.
For more information, please contact one of our Forest Service offices: Eastwood (559) 893-6611, Prather (559) 855-5355, or Clovis (559) 297-0706.