In a nutshell: 1) The wildfire is still burning, but staying within its perimeter and 2) trail closures are still in place.
The Jacobson fire, now 1702 acres, continues to hold its position west of the Little Kern River, north of Mountaineer Creek, and east of the Summit Trail in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest. Areas burned previously in the Cabin and Soda Fires, the arrival of wet weather, and past fire areas in the wilderness, will help to fully confine and contain the Jacobson Fire.
Cool and unsettled weather will continue as the winter season arrives, with rain and high elevation snow possible.
In the interest of public safety, Forest Officials have closed the areas in the immediate vicinity of both the Slate and Jacobson Fires. For area closure information, please contact the Western Divide Ranger District (559) 539-2607 during office hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Surrounding communities and forest visitors may experience periods of smoke, especially along Highway 190 and the Western Divide Highway near Ponderosa. Backpackers planning an overnight stay in the Golden Trout Wilderness should contact the Western Divide Ranger District for a wilderness permit and current fire information.