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Lions Fire

Unit Information

Sierra National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis, CA 93611

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Incident Contact

Debra Schweizer
Phone: 760-873-2427
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00

News Releases — Lions Fire

Lions Fire Update 7-5-2018 Released: 7/5/2018
The Lions Fire showed no growth yesterday, and continues to be 4,000 acres and 60% contained. Crews remaining on the fire are reinforcing and securing the fireline, in order to ensure that it will...
Lions Fire Update 7-4-2018 Released: 7/4/2018
The Lions Fire grew to 4,000 acres yesterday, and is now 60% contained. Crews have completed burn-out operations, and are currently focused on improving and holding previously constructed fireline....
Lions Fire Update 7-3-2018 Released: 7/3/2018
The Lions Fire is currently 3,850 acres and 50% contained. Yesterday’s burn-out operations were effective with good fuel consumption, resulting in strengthened fireline and reduced vegetation and...
Lions Fire Update 7-2-18 Released: 7/2/2018
Yesterday’s burn-out operations brought the Lions Fire to 3,575 acres and 35% containment. In a burn-out operation, firefighters introduce fire inside of containment lines and natural barriers,...
Lions Fire Update 7-1-18 Released: 7/1/2018
Today is the fourth day of burn-out operations on the Lions Fire, reducing fuels within the containment lines already constructed by firefighters. These operations are consuming fuels that might...
Lions Fire Update 6/30/18 Released: 6/30/2018
Lions Fire Morning Update 6-30-18 The Lions Fire is now 3,300 acres with 7% containment. Winds are expected to shift to the northeast today and tonight, and may be gusty at times. Smoke...
Lions Fire Update 6/29/18 Released: 6/29/2018
Portions of the Lions Fire have burned into areas where the vegetation is less dense and the fire has slowed its progression, though areas of dense fuel remains in the fire’s path. It is now 3,107...
Lions Fire Update 6/28/2018 Released: 6/28/2018
Lions Fire Morning Update 6-28-18 Overnight the Lions Fire spread only slightly to the southwest and is now at 3,007 acres. Winds are expected to be lighter today which may help firefighters...
Lions Fire Update 06/27/18 Released: 6/27/2018
The Lions Fire is located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness, and has grown to 2959 acres. Ignited by a lightning strike that was detected in early June, the fire is burning in rugged terrain primarily...
Lions Fire Update 6/26/18 Released: 6/26/2018
The Lions Fire was detected in early June as a result of lighting. Firefighters made progress meeting containment objectives of the fire yesterday. The fire is located entirely in the Ansel Adams...