Wildfire Update: Cabin Fire

Photo from InciWeb

Photo from InciWeb

Here is the latest info on the Cabin Fire as of this posting time/date.

The Cabin Fire, ignited by lightning the weekend of July 18th, has burned beyond containment lines in the Golden Trout Wilderness on the Western Divide Ranger District in Sequoia National Forest. It was an estimated 180 acres in size as of 5 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Firefighters will gain access to the fire as soon as it is safe to do so. Smoke over the fire area has prevented aircraft from getting over the fire this morning to see how it grew overnight. Once the smoke inversion lifts, making it safe to fly, aircraft will evaluate the conditions and plan for where to begin suppression efforts.

Smoke can be seen from the valley floor and is drifting into nearby communities. Click on the link on this website to find ways to limit your exposure to smoke, and who to contact for more information.

Forest Service firefighters will continue to engage wildfires in ways that reduce risk to firefighter and public safety, property, infrastructure, and valuable natural and cultural resources.

At this time there are no trail or road closures in the Western Divide Ranger District. Visitors are asked to call ahead to check on conditions and obtain weather forecasts prior to travel in the mountains. Please call (559) 539-2607 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for latest fire and weather updates. If you are planning a back country trip into the Golden Trout Wilderness please call for trail status before you leave home.

Source: Inciweb website for Cabin Fire

Even though there are no official trail closures at this time, the website states there are some “pending” as stated in the closure section of the site. See the statement below.

Closure pending for portions of the Golden Trout Wilderness near the Cabin Fire. Please contact the Western Divide Ranger District at 559-539-2607 ext. 72212 if you plan to backpack in the Wilderness…

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