Pier Fire Update September 3 , 2017
Fire Start: August 29, 2017
Location: Highway 190, east of Springville Cause: Human caused, under investigation
Pier Fire Information:
(916) 203-7438 7a.m.- 9 p.m.
(559) 539-2607 ext. 2292, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Tulare Co. EOC 559-623-0200 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Size: 17,418 acres
Percent Contained: 0
Resources: 26 crews, 9 helicopters, 87 engines 14 dozers, 11 water tenders
Fire Summary: Fire continued to burns actively through the night, primarily on the south side of the fire, growing approximately 4,000 acres. Different from the previous nights the fire was mainly driven by dry fuels and not strong down canyon winds. On the east side of the fire crews continued to contain a thirty-acre spot through the night. An additional spot was also discovered in the area of Redwood drive near Sequoia Crest, while over the containment lines the spot fire is surrounded by roads with no threat to structures. At this time no structures have been impacted, and crews continue to work diligently to improve and construct containment lines around the fire. Crews had success in the Balch Park area with construction of a dozer line and a burn operation to help contain the fire and protect structures near the northwest of the fire.
Weather- A strong high pressure over the Great Basin combined with a low pressure off the southwest California coast will keep a persistent southeast moist flow moving over the fire area for the next few days. By late today tropical moisture will push into the region with shading, cooler temperatures and increasing humidity.
Evacuations: Tulare County has two levels of evacuations: voluntary and mandatory. A voluntary evacuation means residents should either evacuate or be prepared to do so should fire conditions worsen. Mandatory evacuations are issued when the fire poses an imminent threat to life and property.