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SEKI Forest Fire Officials Elevate Campfire Restrictions: No Campfires Allowed

It is no secret that there is an extended, severe drought in California. Thunderstorms have already started several wildfires started by lightning strikes and more are expected over the next several months. Given the seriousness of the situation, coupled with the fact that most wildfires are caused by human activity, there is a prohibition on […]

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Sequoia National Forest preparing to open campgrounds

Sequoia National Forest preparing to open campgrounds by Memorial Day Weekend The Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest for the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Forest staff are working to bring first come, first served campgrounds back online, and most are projected to be available by the holiday weekend. Services […]

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Castle Fire closures remain in effect for severely burned areas

Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument (Closures and Reopening Information)  Springville, February 12, 2021—From August to December 2020, the Castle Fire burned across thousands of acres in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Forest officials evaluated the most impacted area to refine the existing forest closure.  As a result, areas […]

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All Inyo National Forest lands open in association with SQF Complex

Closures still in place in the Sequoia National Forest  The Inyo National Forest, in coordination with the Sequoia National Forest, has opened all areas on the Inyo National Forest associated with the . The SQF Complex, which included the Castle Fire, was started by lightning in late August of 2020 and was 100% contained on […]

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UPDATE: SQF (Sequoia) Complex Fire | Tulare County & South Inyo County

Update The SQF Complex Fire is burning in the Sequoia National Forest in Tulare County and is working its way up the mountains into the Inyo National Forest in southern Inyo County. The fire and smoke are evident south of Olancha, Calif. where it can be seen southwest of the town. SQF Complex, Tulare County […]

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Lion Fire reaches 5500 acres

The Lion Fire, sparked by lightening two weeks ago, continues to burn and had reached 5500 acres over the weekend.  Sequoia National Forest spokesmen said they are managing the fire as “an ecological burn to reduce 90 to 100-year-old fuels.”  The fire continues to churn smoke into the San Joaquin Valley, Kern County and the […]

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