The George Fire burned more than 1700 acres since it began on June 1, 2012 near the George Bush Tree in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest. Freeman Creek Trail, the Lloyd Meadow Road, and both Forks of the Kern and Jerkey Meadow Trailheads were re-opened on Friday June 15, 2012.
The Lloyd Meadow Road was closed north of Lower Peppermint Campground during the fire, and had to remain closed while crews repaired the most severely damaged sections. Additional sections will be repaired in coming weeks, use extreme caution. Expect road surfaces to be rough and watch for crews and equipment working in the area.
Natural barriers are being utilized along the northeast edge of the George Fire where it's too steep and rocky to construct hand line. This technique of securing the fires edge is often used to contain a fire with less risk to firefighters. Additionally, impacts to the environment are less if natural barriers can be used to avoid having to construct a break in the fuel large enough to stop the spread of fire.
This will be the last update on inciweb for the George Fire unless conditions change. If you would like additional information please call 559-539-2607 ext. 212 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
|Date of Origin||Friday June 01st, 2012 approx. 03:42 PM|
|Location||George Bush Tree/Golden Trout Wilderness|
|Incident Commander||David Ernst|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday June 12th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber with a mixed conifer understory.
There was minimal fire behavior observed in the last 48 hours. Only interior heavy fuels, stumpholes, and duff continued to smolder overnight. No control issues were confronted.
All handline was completed that could be completed. Crews continue to implement fireline suppression repair.
Continue to hold and patrol line. Air support continues in conjunction with holding the fire from crossing the Little Kern Drainage.
Fire information updates will no longer be distributed as things wind down and crews are sent home from the George Fire. Numbers of personnel assigned will continue to decrease as we complete repair work as the result of the fire suppression activity.
|Wind Conditions||2-10 mph SW|