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Lion Fire

Unit Information

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

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This incident is no longer being updated.

The Lion Fire grew to 18,900 acres, and is currently 90 percent contained. The fire continues to hold along containment lines with very few hot spots remaining in Leggett Creek near Forest Trail 33E01. Firefighters will continue to patrol the Fire by helicopter until winter weather arrives and the fire can be declared out. A storm is expected this weekend, which will likely extinguish all remaining hot spots.

Please call the Western Divide Ranger District 559-539-2607 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or go online on the Sequoia National Forest website to obtain a wilderness permit for overnight stay in the Wilderness.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday September 24th, 2017 approx. 05:00 PM
LocationNear Lion Meadow in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest
Incident CommanderErnie Villa USFS
Coordinates36.271 latitude, -118.486 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size18,900 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Timber litter and understory, 2-ft tall brush, and 1-ft tall grass. Pine needles and timber litter



Forest Closure Order 0513-17-41, was terminated on October 23, all trails are open in the Golden Trout Wilderness.

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