Tahoe National Forest Firefighters contain, control Sierraville Ranger District Money Fire; the 8th wildfire they’ve responded to in the past 8 days since May 31st. (7 lightning, 1 human-caused)
TNF Fire resources including Sierraville Fire Prevention Patrols 61, 62, Engine 362, and TNF Truckee Engine 372 took suppression action on the 40 ft.x 40ft. lightning-caused Money Fire on the Sierraville Ranger District discovered by TNF Patrol 62 Joe English in the area of Money Rock. Money Incident Commander (IC) Trainee Ty Arnett under qualified IC-TNF Sierraville Engine Captain 361 Adam Smith called the fire contained after firefighters completed fireline to encircle the wildfire preventing further spread. After firefighters completed mop up to remove remaining heat interior of the containment line, the Money Fire was called controlled and put it in patrol status. Once in patrol status, TMF Fire resources will regularly check fire until it is called out.
📸 Photo by TNF Engine 372 Captain Matt Bradford
TNF SVRD Money Fire. TNF Firefighters after containing wildfire with handline, engaged in Mop Up, feel the fire area with bare hand for remaining heat to extinguish before calling fire controlled.
📸 Photo by TNF Engine 361 Captain/Money Incident Commander actual Adam Smith.