Lion Fire Update, 10/7/17, 10am: 10,250 Acres, and Lots of Smoke. 

Cause Lightning

Date of Origin Sunday September 24th, 2017 approx. 05:00 PM

Location Near Lion Meadow in the Golden Trout Wilderness, Sequoia National Forest

Incident Commander Jack Medina USFS, Joe Gonzales USFS

Current Situation

Total Personnel 221

Size 10,250 Acres

Estimated Containment Date Monday November 27th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM

Fuels Involved 

Timber litter and understory, 2-ft tall brush, and 1-ft tall grass. Pine needles and timber litter


Planned Actions 

Continue defensive firing in front of fire establishing in unfavorable areas to ensure firefighter safety.


Forest Closure Order has closed trails in the Golden Trout Wilderness northeast of Grey Meadow, northwest of Trout Meadow, east of Nelson Cabin, and south of the Park boundary.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns 

High pressure will slowly build over the region for the next few days. There will be a slow warming and drying trend with light, terrain driven winds. A surface inversion will develop each night, lifting by noon each day. Max temperature 67-72, minimum humidity 15-20%. Winds north 1-3 mph until 1000 PDT, then becoming south 2-4 mph. Ridge winds north 2-4 mph in the early morning shifting to south-southwest 2-4 mph by 1300 PDT.

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