Rock Creek Fire and Clark Fire Updates
Rock Creek Fire Clark Fire
Acreage: 122 Acreage: 2,819
Containment: 86 Containment: 60%
Engines: 16 Engines: 14
Crews: 10 Crews: 8
Helicopters: 5 Helicopters: 6
Air Tankers: 2 Air Tankers: 2
Dozers: 2 Dozers: 1
Water Tenders: 2 Water Tenders: 17
Total Personnel: 338 Total Personnel: 401
Rock Creek Fire
Last night, evening winds continued to challenge the southern portion of the fire towards the Swall Meadows area, however, crews were successful in constructing direct line, resulting in a large percentage of containment. Today, crews will continue to construct direct line, patrol and mop up along the fire’s perimeter.
Swall Meadows was evacuated on August 5, 2016. The evacuation was lifted yesterday, August 7, 2016 and residents were allowed back at 6:00 p.m.
Lower Rock Creek Road is closed between Swall Meadows and Highway 395. The fire is under investigation but appears to be human caused.
Low relative humidity and afternoon winds continue to be a concern for both fires.
This fire is located east of Highway 395 near Bald Mountain and was started by lightning on August 4, 2016.
Today, crews will actively monitor containment lines, continue to build and strengthen hand line as opportunity presents itself along the northeast flank. The crews will also monitor interior islands of unburned fuel. Decrease in acreage was a result of more accurate mapping.
Clark Canyon, a popular climbing area, remains evacuated. There are several Forest Service roads that lead to the Bald Mountain area and visitors should avoid these roads and the fire area for their safety and firefighter safety.
A special thanks to all of our cooperators, California Highway Patrol, Southern California Edison, Paradise Fire Department, Cal Fire, Mono County and Mono County Sheriff’s Department for the support and participation during these two fires.