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Windy Fire

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

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Windy Fire Update, October 16, 2021

Windy Fire Wildfire
News – 10/16/2021

StartDate: 9/9/21
Cause: Lightning
Size: 97,554 acres

Containment: 88
Helicopters: 6
Engines: 17
Crews: 6
Dozers: 5
Total Personnel: 484

CURRENT CONDITIONS: Over the weekend and early next week, Windy Fire incident managers are shifting firefighters from more secure portions of the containment line to sections that require reinforcement and repair. They also are assessing what other work must be done to leave the fire in a condition that local resources can manage.

Many firefighters are going home to rest, while others are being reassigned to other fires. Those remaining on the Windy Fire will continue to patrol the fireline, removing fire-weakened and fallen trees and extinguishing pockets of fire. Residents traveling the same roads should watch for fire personnel and equipment.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal today, and humidity could drop into the single digits in the afternoon.

SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES REMAIN: The Windy Fire Area, Trails, and Roads Closure established by the Sequoia National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Monument, and Western Divide Ranger District remains in effect. Only authorized Forest and fire personnel are allowed inside the closed areas. Roadblocks remain at Western Divide Highway (M107) near Ponderosa, M99 at Lloyd Meadow Road, and Parker Pass (M50) at Parker Meadow above California Hot Springs. Details are available online at the following sites: 


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