Forestry Technician- Wildland Fire Apprentice
Public Information Officer-Fire
U.S. Forest Service
Tahoe National Forest
Truckee Ranger District
It took only 20 minutes from dispatch to containment due to the convergence of U.S. Forest Service Fire Resources and Firestorm Crew 7 on Sunday’s Vista Fire on the Tahoe National Forest.
“USFS Tahoe National Forest Sierraville Engine 362 and Fire Prevention Patrol 61, TNF Truckee Engine 372, cover Engine 332 from Mendocino National Forest with Plumas National Forest Fire Resources and Firestorm Crew 7 completed handline and a hose lay to surround the .5 acre Vista Fire that ignited south of Beckwourth on the Sierraville Ranger District,”reported Vista Incident Commander- TNF Sierraville Engine Captain 362 Zac Stockdale.
The wildfire was initially reported to TNF Dispatch as a structure fire extending into vegetation but no structure was involved and the cause is under investigation. Fire resources completed mop up and gridded the entire fire area on their hands and knees to further secure containment lines and remove all interior heat as part of the quick, joint full suppression response. TNF Fire Prevention, Detection, and Suppression resources extended their staffing that evening to be available for new starts and continue to patrol the Vista Fire.
Below, Fire Resources from the Tahoe, Plumas, Mendocino National Forests and Firestorm Crew 7 mopping up Vista Fire to remove remaining heat and secure containment lines