Tag Archives: Kern River Ranger District

Schaeffer Fire Area Closure Order Ends!

Good news for those wanting to cut over to the eastern portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. The road closure has been lifted on the Sherman Pass road! Below is directly from the Sequoia National Forest’s public release letter. Schaeffer … Continue reading

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Shaeffer Fire at 74% Containment

Incident: Schaeffer Fire Wildfire Acres Burned: 16,002 Structures Threatened: 13 Containment: 74 % Injuries: 17 Personnel: 985 Fuel Type: Brush, timber, heavy dead and down Start Date: June 24, 2017 A Forest closure order for the fire area, including all roads and trails is in affect and will remain until … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Shaeffer Fire at 61% Containment

Incident: Schaeffer Fire Wildfire Acres Burned: 16,002 Structures Threatened: 13 Containment: 61% Injuries: 5 (minor) Personnel: 1,039 Fuel Type: Brush, timber, heavy dead and down Start Date: June 24, 2017 A Forest closure order for the fire area, including all roads and trails is in affect and will remain … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Shaeffer at 42% Containment

Incident: Schaeffer Fire Wildfire Released: 11 hrs. ago Related Information Update July 13 (pdf 217 kb) Acres Burned: 15,859 Structures Threatened: 13 Containment: 42% Injuries: 4 (minor) Personnel: 1,141 Fuel Type: Brush, timber, heavy dead and down Start Date: June 24, 2017 A Forest closure order for the fire area, including … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Latest Progression Map

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Schaeffer Fire Closes Roads and Trails

As the Schaeffer Fire continues to grow, roads and trails in the area need to close down. The Sequoia National Forest has issued a Forest Order to close certain roads and trails. Click the links below to find out which … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Schaeffer Fire

Here is a news update regarding the Schaeffer Fire. It is taken directly from InciWeb. You can click on the map above for a larger image. The fire is getting closer to the GTW in some spots. Schaeffer Fire Burning … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update – Schaeffer Fire

Some of you may have been following a wildfire outside of the Golden Trout Wilderness called the Schaeffer Fire. The lightning caused fire is east of the Forks of the Kern area and burning in the old McNally Fire scar … Continue reading

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All Roads are Open

Updating everyone that officially all roads are open to access the Golden Trout Wilderness. Those wanting to head into the Inyo NF side through the Blackrock Trailhead should not take stock. The Kern River Ranger District front desk reports there … Continue reading

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Offices Open This Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busier weekends during the summer months both for the National Park and National Forest. The Park will be open this weekend, but typically the Sequoia National Forest offices are not. However, the Western … Continue reading

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