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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday September 24th, 2017 approx. 05:00 PM|
|Location||Near Lion Meadow in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest|
|Incident Commander||Ernie Villa USFS|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
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.