On September 9, 2021 the 97,528-acre Windy Fire was ignited by lightning on the Tule River Indian Reservation. As conditions allow, fire personnel will continue their efforts on fire suppression repair, a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities. Please use caution when travelling near the area, fire crews continue to use these main routes to get to their work locations.
Forest Service managed land burned in the Windy Fire remain closed under a Forest area closure. For public safety, the Trail of 100 Giants and other points of interest in the burned area are expected to remain closed until spring. Closed roads include Lloyd Meadow, Capinero, Crawford, Portuguese Pass and other Forest roads affected by recent wildfires. Fire hazards in these areas continue to pose an immediate threat, keeping the area closed until further notice.
Additional assessments were done by the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team. An effort to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources. Coordination between the BAER team and local personnel is ongoing. Information about this effort can be found on Inciweb.