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Windy Fire

Unit Information

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

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On September 9, 2021 the 97,528-acre Windy Fire was ignited by lightning on the Tule River Indian Reservation. As conditions allow, Sequoia National Forest 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. 

Tulare County has closed the Western Divide Highway (M107) and Parker Pass (M50) between Ponderosa and California Hot Springs/Johnsondale for the season. Winter recreation is available outside Forest closure areas, including over snow activities on the county roads.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday September 09th, 2021 approx. 05:45 PM
LocationA quarter mile southeast of Cholollo campground and two miles south of Camp Nelson.
Incident CommanderRyan Phipps ICT4
Coordinates36.047 latitude, -118.631 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size97,528 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%

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