Firefighters Begin Rehab on Fish Fire

Firefighters Begin Rehabilitation

Acres: 2,060 Reported
Date: August 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Cause: Lightning
Location: 25 miles northeast of Springville, CA
Containment: 40 percent
Fuels: Mixed conifer with brush understory
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 6 helicopters, 6 hotshot crews, 3 hand crews
Total Personnel: 420

SPRINGVILLE, CA – Firefighters have been successful with fire line construction and mop-up. Containment on the Fish Fire has increased to 40 percent. Firefighters are now beginning to focus on the rehabilitation of fire lines constructed in the Golden Trout Wilderness of the Sequoia National Forest. Crews are working to reduce the visual impacts of fire suppression activities near hiking trails. Wilderness is defined as an area untrammeled by man retaining its primeval character and influence. In an effort to maintain wilderness values, suppression objectives include using Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST) without compromising firefighter safety.

A portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness remains closed to provide for public safety. More information on the area closure can be found at

Although smoke produced by the fire has decreased, smoke may be visible from the surrounding communities throughout the day and is likely to settle into the valleys overnight and in the morning hours. Information on air quality and measures you can take at home to reduce your exposure to smoke can be found on for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District or for the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District.

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