The Mountain Fire was discovered around 2 a.m. on Friday, June 18. It is located above Cow Mountain Road near Springville, inside the burned perimeter of the 2017 Pier Fire on the Western Divide Ranger District in Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. This fire is one of many wildfires caused by lightning during the night on Thursday June 17, 2021.
The fire reached 123 acres in size and is 100% contained, no homes are currently threatened. Three hand crews and several overhead personnel will continue to work on extinguishing remaining hot spots. This will be the last update on Inciweb unless there is a significant change.
Homeowners should take responsibility to reduce flammable material around homes and communities before a fire occurs, which can help keep the public, firefighters, and property safe. Creating a buffer between homes and trees, shrubs, or other wildland areas is essential to improving a home’s chance of surviving a wildfire. Not only does this space help slow or stop wildfire spread, it also provides a safe place for firefighters to defend homes if conditions allow.