Tag Archives: Castle Fire

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 – 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 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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SQF Complex – East Zone Update

Only reports of the East Zone of the SQF Complex will continue on GTW. The West Zone does not deal with a majority of the wilderness. If you want to get updates, please check out this link. Other quick facts … Continue reading

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SQF Complex Grows a Little & Daily Videos Published

Source: InciWeb Operational video briefings continue to be posted to the Sequoia National Forest Facebook site daily. Yesterday, The Sequoia National Forest announced it has temporarily closed public access to the forest due to extreme fire behavior. This follows the … Continue reading

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SQF Complex Continues to Grow + Virtual Public Meeting

The SQF Complex fire continues to grow. The acres are now 62,887! If you are wanting to hear the latest strategies from the team managing the fire, I highly encourage you to tune into their virtual meeting. See more information … Continue reading

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SQF Monday Update

Sequoia Complex (#SQFComplex) Fire Update Sequoia and Inyo National Forests  September 7, 2020  Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 1  Mike Goicoechea, Incident Commander  Incident Statistics Location: 25 miles N of Kernville, CA  Date of origin: 8/19/20 Cause: Lightning  Size: 55,961 … Continue reading

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SQF Complex at 55,000+ Acres

The SQF Complex Fire by approximately 3,900 acres yesterday. News on InciWeb reports similar growth today. That will push the fire up to nearly 60,000 acres & only 1% contained. Limited resources to fight the fire are due to all … Continue reading

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