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Walkers Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Denise Alonzo
Email: denise.alonzo@usda.gov
Phone: 559-539-2607 ext. 2212
Hours: Daily 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mark Ruggiero
Email: mark_ruggiero@partner.nps.gov
Phone: 209-347-2768

Map of the Walkers Fire Sept. 9, 2021Image options: [ Full Size ]

Efforts to fully contain the 8,777-acre Walkers Fire have been completed. The fire area will be monitored by aircraft until winter weather arrives and extinguishes it.  
 
The Walkers Fire erupted in mid-August when lightning ignited vegetation in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest. It later spread into Sequoia National Park, approximately eight miles south of Mineral King. 

Forest and Park Service personnel worked side-by-side to coordinate fire suppression efforts across agency boundaries. They were successful at stopping fire spread toward communities outside the wilderness, preventing damage to cabins in the fires path, and accomplished their work in a safe manner.
 
Thank you to all of the personnel involved! 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday August 15th, 2021 approx. 11:30 AM
Coordinates36.268 latitude, -118.55 longitude

Current Situation

Size8,777 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained99%