The Cabin Fire, located in the Golden Trout Wilderness on the Western Divide Ranger District in Sequoia National Forest, has spread to 2,619 acres. Rain allowed firefighters to begin line construction in an effort to get ahead of anticipated growth.
Fire officials plan to stop the spread of the fire to the north by utilizing the area where the Lion Fire burned in 2011, along Pecks Canyon as a holding line. To the south, the area burned by the Soda Fire in 2014, should slow it down along Mountaineer Creek.
Crews were able to use chainsaws along the Summit Trail to the west and Mountaineer Trail to the south of the fire to improve trail conditions to use as holding lines if needed. A secondary line is being constructed along the Summit Trail.
Over 200 firefighters are on scene trying to stop the spread of the Cabin Fire. Additional crews and resources have been ordered. An incident management team will be assuming command of the fire at 6 a.m. Saturday August 1.