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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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Incident Contact

Sequoia National Forest
Email: denise.alonzo@usda.gov
Phone: 559-539-2607
Hours: Mon - Fri 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Highlighted Activity

11/29/2021 Forest Service managed land remains closed in Windy Fire burned area
Forest Service managed land burned in the Windy Fire remain closed under a Forest area closure. Closed roads include Lloyd Meadow, Capinero, Crawford, Portuguese Pass and other Forest roads affected..
Closure - 11/29/2021
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On September 9, 2021 the 97,528-acre Windy Fire was ignited by lightning on the Tule River Indian Reservation. Over sixty fire personnel 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. This work began before the fire was contained and will continue if weather conditions allow. Please use caution when travelling near the area, fire crews continue to use these main routes to get to their work locations.
 
The Western Divide Highway (M107) and Parker Pass (M50) are open to through traffic, per Tulare County. Visitors can drive from California Hot Springs to Johnsondale over Parker Pass or from either location to Ponderosa on the Western Divide Highway. 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

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
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 CommanderJose Reynoso(t), Ryan Phipps ICT4
Coordinates36.047 latitude, -118.631 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel63
Size97,528 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateMonday November 15th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM

Outlook

Planned Actions

Personnel continue to perform suppression repair to meet objectives established in the Suppression Repair Plan. Personnel continue to monitor the fire for any active fire behavior.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns