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Cedar Fire

Unit Information

Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 South Newcomb Street
Porterville, CA 93257

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Cedar Fire Final Update

September 30, 2016

Size: 29,322 acres
Fire Start: August 16, 2016

Containment: 100%
Location: West of Kernville, Ca

Cedar Fire 100% Contained, Closure Order Terminated

The Cedar Fire began at approximately 4:30 p.m., August 16, 2016, on the Sequoia National Forest near Cedar Creek, in the Greenhorn Mountains above Wofford Heights and Lake Isabella. Within four weeks, the human-caused fire grew to more than 29,000 acres.

Today, Friday, Sept. 30 Forest Service officials declare the fire 100 percent contained and terminated the Cedar Fire closure order, reopening the area and affected roads to the public.

According to Forest Supervisor, Kevin Elliott, the fire is expected to smolder within the fire perimeter until a season-ending rain event occurs. Crews will continue suppression repair operations and patrolling to ensure the fire remains within the containment lines.

Officials remind visitors to be vigilant while visiting the fire area. “Although the closure order is lifted, dangers such as snag trees, slick ash, stump holes and erosion still exist,” said District Ranger Al Watson, Kern River Ranger District. “Please use extreme caution before using trails or roads affected by the Cedar Fire.”

The public is encouraged to check with local District Offices, on websites or social media for information about current conditions before heading out to the Forest.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused
Date of OriginTuesday August 16th, 2016 approx. 04:30 PM
Location5 Miles East of Glennville
Incident DescriptionWildland
Coordinates35.745 latitude, -118.584 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel8
Size29,322 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Fuels include timber, grass, and chaparral.


Planned Actions

The Cedar fire is now in patrol status. Stumps, and other heavy fuels within the fire's containment lines may continue to smolder until a substantial rain/storm occurs.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire is in patrol status.