US Forest Service: French Fire Started By Abandoned Campfire

US Forest Service: French Fire Started By Abandoned Campfire

The US Forest Service says a camper 's abandoned fire on Sunday, July 27, sparked the now 13,267 acre French Fire.

The US Forest Service says a camper 's abandoned fire on Sunday, July 27, sparked the now 13,267 acre French Fire in the Sierra National Forest.

More than 1,800 firefighters are battling the blaze and working to protect 134 structures currently threatened by the fire. 

The fire started in the Rock Creek Campground. The US Forest Service says someone was burning a long log fire and they left it burning. The fire jumped to nearby pine needles eventually catching the forest. 

The Forest Service is looking to talk to anyone who was in the area on Sunday July 27. Tips and information can be called in to 559-877-2605.

Huger humidity and cooler temperatures on. Monday have helped firefighters. They currently have the fire 30% contained. They hope to have it mostly out in the next couple of days. 
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