Category Archives: Wildfire

Wildfire Update: Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Showing Little Growth

The Alder Fire, located just west of the Golden Trout Wilderness boundary, is the largest of the three fires currently burning. Mountaineer is only at 19 acres with very little growth. Moses remains at 0.1 acres. Crews are either continuing … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Roads and Trails Close

Alder and Mountaineer Fires are continuing to grow. As such the Sequoia National Forest has issued Forest Orders to close trails and roads associated with the fire. Forest Service road 21S50 (North Road) above Clicks Creek TH is closed and … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Mountaineer Fire

In case you were heading out along the Summit Trail or on the Mountaineer Trail, you may want to read this: The Mountaineer Fire is about one and a half miles east of the Alder Fire. It is located north … Continue reading

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Lion Fire at 90% Containment

Remember the Lion Fire? Well it is still active and now at 90% containment. The cooling temps and now an expected storm should get the last 10% remaining. At least, that is what the officials are predicting. Here is the … Continue reading

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Trail Closure Forest Order Terminated

If you haven’t heard already via our Facebook page, the trails closed due to the Lion Fire on the Sequoia National Forest side of the wilderness are now open. Below is the exact wording about this update. The Forest Closure … Continue reading

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Lion Fire Settles into the Kern River Canyon

The Lion Fire still remains at 75% containment prior to the potential storm entering the area today. Depending on if and how much rain falls across the area, it may be at a higher containment. Here is the latest news … Continue reading

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Lion Fire at 75% Containment!

The Lion Fire is now at 75% containment. Trail closures are still in place, so plan accordingly. The official news update for today is below. The Lion Fire is currently 19,050 acres and 75% contained. The fire continues to hold … Continue reading

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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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