Wildfire: Jordan Fire

According to Inciweb, there is a fire in the Golden Trout Wilderness. It is located on the Inyo National Forest side, just west of Blackrock. It is currently burning down slope towards Jordan Hot Springs. Here is more information.

The Jordan Fire, located in the Golden Trout Wilderness near Jordan Hot springs, was detected yesterday afternoon. The fire is approximately 150 acres and burning in the 2002 McNally fire footprint. At this time the fire appears to be caused by lightning that was in the area over the last week.

This is a full suppression fire response. The priorities are firefighter safety, protection of one private in-holding located at Soda Flat, and protecting wilderness characteristics in the Golden Trout Wilderness.

Being in the old fire scar makes direct firefighting tactics difficult due to the amount of standing dead trees, dead and down logs, and thick decadent brush. Crews will be shuttled in by helicopter today to assess conditions and to identify tactics that can be safely employed. 1 helicopter, 2 crews, and 1 engine are committed to the fire with more resources on order. The Inyo National Forest’s Type 3 Organization has been activated.

Smoke has been impacting the Kernville area, especially at night, however no other smoke impacts have been reported.

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