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Summit Fire

Unit Information

Eldorado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
100 Forni RD Placerville California 95667
Placerville, CA 95667

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Incident Contact

Summit Fire Information
Phone: 530-957-9660

Summit Fire in Mokelumne WildernessImage options: [ Full Size ]

The Summit Fire was ignited by lightning during summer thunderstorms in the central Sierra Nevada. The fire started in the Mokelumne Wilderness on the Eldorado National Forest in remote, steep terrain. The fire was actively suppressed due to extreme drought conditions, and the extensive values at risk in the area.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday July 20th, 2021 approx. 09:30 AM
Location3 miles south of Kirkwood, CA
Incident CommanderJamison Kane, Matt Bacon (T)
Coordinates38.629 latitude, -120.04 longitude

Current Situation

Size22 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%


Planned Actions

The fire is in patrol status.This is the final update for the Summit Fire.


TRAILS CLOSURE: To protect public safety, the Summit Fire Emergency Trails Closure Order 03-21-13 has closed portions of three trails that extend into the fire area as follows:

1. Forest Trail No. 17E21 (Horse Canyon Trail) from its intersection with 17E24 (Carson Emigrant N.R.T.) continuing south to its terminus at Forest Trail No. 18E13 (Camp Irene Trail).

2. Forest Trail No. 17E24 (Carson Emigrant N.R.T.) from its intersection with Forest Trail No. 17E31 continuing east to its intersection with Forest Trail No. 17E21 (Horse Canyon Trail).

3. Forest Trail No. 18E13 (Camp Irene Trail) from ΒΌ mile west of its intersection with Forest Trail No. 17E47 continuing southwest to its terminus at Forest Trail No. 17E27.

The order and the map can be viewed here:

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Thunderstorms with lightning is in the forecast this week.