A message from the Sequoia National Forest.
SPRINGVILLE, Calif. — September 1, 2021On Tuesday, Walkers Fire operations continued to focus on protecting structures and halting the fires spread. Air tankers, hand crews and helicopters continue to slow the fires growth and dampen numerous spot fires. Firefighters on the ground continue to reenforce and construct fireline. The fire is now at 8,304 acres and 52% contained.
Today, fire officials will continue to focus their efforts on the north and west sides of the Walkers Fire. Embers continue to ignite spot fires, making it difficult to reach all of them with limited resources on the ground. Seven hand crews and five helicopters remain committed to fully suppress the Walkers Fire.
The Walkers Fire is advancing primarily to the north/northwest deeper into Sequoia National Park and the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest. Forest and Park Service personnel are working side-by-side to coordinate fire suppression efforts across agency boundaries.
Firefighter actions to defend Quinn Cabin have so far proven successful. Work continues to strengthen protection of the cabin while the firefight continues. All lands in the Hockett Plateau, including the Atwell Mill Trail, Tar Gap Trail and the South Fork Trail above Garfield Grove and the Soda Spring Creek Drainage, near Quinn Patrol Cabin and along the exterior boundary of Sequoia National Park are temporarily closed to all individuals due to the Walkers Fire. https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/trailcond.htm
The Sequoia National Forest currently has a full Forest closure effective midnight August 31, 2021, until September 17, 2021, unless otherwise terminated or extended. Regional Hotline: 707-562-9113 https://www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia
Additional Walkers Fire information, closure details, pictures, fire history, and a map of the fire area can be found on Inciwebhttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7807/