The US Forest Service is asking for your help after the cause of the French Fire burning in the Sierra National Forest was determined to be an abandoned camp fire.

The camp site was near the Rock Creek Campground in the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest.

Investigators believe a long log was left in the campfire, extending into nearby pine needles. As the log burned and reached the pine needles, the fire extended into the forest starting the French Fire.

12,000 acres have burned. Investigators are asking for the public’s help with information about anyone who was seen in the area of Rock Creek Road near the San Joaquin River during the afternoon or evening of Sunday July 27.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the French Fire Information line at 559-877-2605.