Tag Archives: wildfire

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

Posted in General, Wildfire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Wildfire | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Wildfire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Wildfire | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Wildfire | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SQF Complex Moves West

Source: InciWeb A virtual community meeting will be held at 6 PM on September 13, 2020. The meeting will be broadcast via Facebook Live at http://www.facebook.com/SequoiaNF. Four structures burned in the Golden Trout Pack Station area during Saturday’s fire activity.  This … Continue reading

Posted in Wildfire | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Wildfire | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Wildfire | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

SQF Complex Over 50,000 Acres!

Source of information below from InciWeb. SQF Complex Fire Update Sequoia and Inyo National Forests September 4, 2020 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 1 Mike Goicoechea, Incident Commander Incident Statistics Location: 25 miles N of Kernville, CA Date of origin: August 19, … Continue reading

Posted in Wildfire | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Virtual Public Meeting for SQF Complex

Virtual public meeting tonight at 8 PM Live streamed at: http://www.facebook.com/SequoiaNF http://www.facebook.com/TulareCountyFireDepartment The SQF Complex, encompassing the Castle and Shotgun fires, has burned 46,328 acres, an increase of 3,754 acres since yesterday. Approximately 6,000 acres of the Castle Fire is … Continue reading

Posted in Wildfire | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment