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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday September 09th, 2021 approx. 05:45 PM|
|Location||A quarter mile southeast of Cholollo campground and two miles south of Camp Nelson.|
|Incident Commander||Ryan Phipps ICT4|
|Coordinates||36.047 latitude, -118.631 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday November 15th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|