Start / Report Date: 8/19/20 Cause: Lightning
Hand Crews: 13 Dozers: 3
Size: 168,973 acres Location: 25 miles N of Kernville, CA
Helicopters: 12 Water Tenders: 14
Containment: 75 % Injuries: 17
Structures Destroyed: 228
Total Personnel: 744
The lightning-caused Castle and Shotgun Fires were discovered on August 19, 2020, and later managed as one incident named the SQF Complex. The Castle Fire burned on portions of the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument (129,000 acres), Inyo National Forest (12,290 acres), Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (16,289 acres), lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (728 acres), State (4037 acres), County, and private lands and threatened the Tule River Indian Reservation. On October 6, 2020 the Shotgun Fire was fully contained and remains at 841 acres.