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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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Story: Cow Camp Now

The Sequoia Complex Fire made its way through a lot of the Golden Trout Wilderness during the summer and fall of 2020. One of those areas near Trout Meadow is a private property inholding called “Cow Camp.” The owners were … 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 – 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 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

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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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