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New Year, New Communications

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you made the best of 2020 as much as you possibly could. The 2021 “hiking season” will soon be upon us. As such with a new year comes many new things in various parts … Continue reading

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Story: Cow Camp Now

The Sequoia Complex Fire made its way through a lot of the Golden Trout Wilderness during the summer and fall of 2020. One of those areas near Trout Meadow is a private property inholding called “Cow Camp.” The owners were … Continue reading

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Forest Closure extended through end of December, 2020

Forest officials have extended the closure of Sequoia National Forest managed land near the Castle Fire through December 31, 2020. Despite cooler temperatures, hot spots continue to smolder and burn through dry vegetation. This creates hazardous conditions for anyone walking … Continue reading

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Message from Sequoia National Forest – Forest Supervisor

The week of August 15, California experienced a historic lightning siege with a reported 11,000 lightning strikes over 72-hours, igniting more than 650 wildfires. Two of the lightning-caused fires, the Castle and Shotgun fires (Sequoia (SQF) Complex), were reported by … Continue reading

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Latest Update on SQF Complex

Incident Information:Start / Report Date: 8/19/20 Cause: LightningResources:Hand Crews: 13 Dozers: 3Current Situation:Size: 168,973 acres Location: 25 miles N of Kernville, CAHelicopters: 12 Water Tenders: 14Containment: 75 % Injuries: 17Structures Destroyed: 228Engines: 23Total Personnel: 744 The lightning-caused Castle and Shotgun … Continue reading

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SQF Complex – Numbers Update for 10/3

Here are some updated numbers for those interested. The containment date is now estimated to be November 1! Total Personnel 1,026 Size 154,983 Acres Percent of Perimeter Contained 60% Estimated Containment Date Sunday November 01st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM

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SQF Complex – Just the Numbers

Current Size = 151,436 acres Containment = 61% Personnel = 1,440 The Sequoia National Forest is still closed to the public at this time, which includes the Golden Trout Wilderness. More information regarding the fire can be read on the … Continue reading

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SQF Complex – Current Fire Map

The SQF Complex is about half way contained. The image above can be tapped/clicked on to further enlarge the map. Black line around the edges mean the fire is contained at that point. The red line means there is still … Continue reading

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SQF Complex – Fire Progression Map

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SQF Complex Facts and Public Virtual Meetings

Source: Sequoia National Forest email The Castle Fire is 134,970 acres and the Shotgun Fire is 832 acres for a total of 135,802 acres and 14% containment. Reminders – A community meeting will be held at 4 PM on Sunday, September … Continue reading

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