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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 17, 2021

Windy Fire Wildfire
News – 10/17/2021

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

Containment: 88
Helicopters: 6
Engines: 14
Crews: 5
Dozers: 5
Total Personnel: 425

CURRENT CONDITIONS: The Windy Fire was mostly quiet Saturday despite very low humidity and several days of above-average temperatures. Because fire activity was low to moderate most of the day, crews had an opportunity to continue repairing and reinforcing containment line.  

The only sections of fireline that remain uncontained are a four-mile stretch between Devils Den and Cold Springs on the west side, a two-mile section between Tobias Creek and Ant Canyon on the southeast side, and a one-mile gap near Coy Creek at the northern edge. 

A dry and breezy cold front will move quickly over the fire area today. Stronger winds will last through Monday, and temperatures will steadily drop to seasonal norms. 

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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