Category Archives: Wildfire

A Long Fire Season

What a crazy wildfire season in California, let alone the local mountains in the southern Sierra Nevada. The western side of the Golden Trout Wilderness was already closed to public access due to the Castle Fire (aka SQF Complex) in … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Progress Made on Walker Fire

Official news release: SPRINGVILLE, Calif. — September 6, 2021Crews are making progress towards containment of the 8,719-acre Walkers Fire, reaching 58%. Growth was slowed over the past couple of days as firefighters were able to tie the most active fires … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Walker Fire Continues to Spot

A message from the Sequoia National Forest. SPRINGVILLE, Calif. — September 1, 2021On Tuesday, Walkers Fire operations continued to focus on protecting structures and halting the fires spread. Air tankers, hand crews and helicopters continue to slow the fires growth … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Walker Fire

From the USDA Forest Service Walkers Fire Information:  Sequoia National Forest – Denise AlonzoDenise.Alonzo@usda.gov Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks – Mark Ruggiero Mark_Ruggiero@partner.nps.gov Walkers Fire ignites spot fires further north into the Wilderness SPRINGVILLE, Calif. — August 23, 2021 … Continue reading

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Sequoia NF Closes Trails within Golden Trout Wilderness

On February 16, 2021, a Forest Order went into effect closing many of the roads and trails within the Castle Fire (part of the SQF Complex). This order carries out through the end of December, 2021. As seen in the … 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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