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Meadow Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 11/23/2016

Approximate Location

35.984 latitude, -118.551 longitude

Incident Overview

Photo of Meadow Fire Nov. 22nd 11 a.m.

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The Meadow Fire, located east of the Trail of 100 Giants in the Western Divide Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest is being managed to achieve resource benefits. The fire is 95% contained at 4,347 acres.

Interior smoke production is likely to continue until significant precipitation arrives. Smoke impacts in the Kern River drainage may continue during the nighttime and early morning hours. Places closer to the fire, such as Johnsondale, could see the highest impact (moderate to unhealthy)

The Meadow Fire consumed woody materials on the ground, opened up areas for regeneration while returning nutrients to the soil in the form of ash. Fire managers worked within a defined planning area utilizing the existing trails and roads.

Crews also used rock outcroppings, open areas of sparse fuels, and water to limit fire spread. Crews added fire to the ground to strengthen holding lines and direct the fire to where it would do the most benefit.

For a map of the Meadow and Slate Fires click here




Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday October 29th, 2016 approx. 11:15 AM
LocationEast of Trail of 100 Giants between Lloyd Meadow Road and Western Divide Highway.
Incident CommanderRobert Benik

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size4,347 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%

Unit Information

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Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
California
Porterville, CA 93257
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