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Wildfire Update: Lion Fire Over 17,000 Acres

The Lion Fire is now at 17,380 acres. Containment of the naturally started wildfire has moved up to 35%. The official news announcement, also from the Sequoia NF Facebook page, is below. Location: Golden Trout Wilderness, Lion Meadow Acres Burned: … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Lion Fire Over 16,000 Acres!

As of today, October 14, 2017, the Lion Fire has grown to 16,250 acres, an increase of 800 acres. Fire managers yesterday observed good fire behavior and effects, the need to complete firing operations was not necessary to bolster control … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Lion Fire now at 13,980 acres!

As of October 11th, the Lion Fire is estimated to be 13,980 acres, after growing 200 acres overnight. The fire continues to back down the southeast face of White Mountain and southwest face of Angora Mountain towards the Lion Meadow trail … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Lion Fire Grows and Trail Closures Released

The Lion Fire is now over 10,000 acres in size! Trail closures have been official released and can be read in the Forest Order. The latest information about the fire can be read below. The Lion Fire has now grown … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Lion Fire at 3,800 Acres

The Lion Fire is now at 3,800 acres. Trail closures are still pending, but a general description of what will be closed was mentioned in the latest official report. Check it out below and plan your fall trips accordingly. The … Continue reading

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Video: California Golden Trout’s Long Journey Home

Check out how the California Department of Fish and Wildlife return native Golden Trout to Volcano Creek. They released the fish back to their native waters on July 13, 2017. Why did they need to rescue them? Check out the … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Lion Fire at 1,700 acres

The lightning caused wildfire is up to 1,700 acres now. There are no trail closures announced at this time. However, trail closures should be announced here soon. Best to stay clear of the wildfire burning north of Lion Meadow on … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Lion Fire at 200 Acres

On the Sequoia National Forest side of the Golden Trout Wilderness, a wildfire was discovered near Lion Meadow. It is currently at 200 acres. The official new release is below. Forest fire managers have discovered a lightning-caused wildfire in the … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Pier Fire Contained!

The Pier Fire is now 100% contained. What does that exactly mean? Is the fire “out”? Well contained means the fire is kept within the perimeter. There are likely places within the perimeter still burning too and the potential for … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Pier Fire at 98% Containment

The Pier Fire is now at 98% containment. A few days ago some of the roads that were closed have been re-opened. Make sure to read the Forest Order carefully. Ultimately calling the Western Divide Ranger District office in Springville … Continue reading

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