Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, October 22, 2021 12:48:41 AM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-NWCG-7807
FWAC Incident ID
209296
Incident Name
Walkers Fire
Last Updated
Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:02 PM PDT
(4 days ago)
Fire Reported
Sunday, August 15, 2021 4:30 AM PDT
(2 months ago)
State
California
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
29.7 miles ENE of Porterville, CA
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

Efforts to fully contain the 8,777-acre Walkers Fire have been completed. The fire area will be monitored by aircraft until winter weather arrives and extinguishes it.  
 
The Walkers Fire erupted in mid-August when lightning ignited vegetation in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest. It later spread into Sequoia National Park, approximately eight miles south of Mineral King. 

Forest and Park Service personnel worked side-by-side to coordinate fire suppression efforts across agency boundaries. They were successful at stopping fire spread toward communities outside the wilderness, preventing damage to cabins in the fires path, and accomplished their work in a safe manner.
 
Thank you to all of the personnel involved! 

Incident Type
Wildfire
Date of Origin
Sunday August 15th, 2021 approx. 11:30 AM
Coordinates
36.268, -118.55
Size (Acres)
8,777
Containment
99%
Incident Contact
Denise Alonzo
Email: denise.alonzo@usda.gov
Phone: 559-539-2607 ext. 2212
Hours: Daily 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257
Incident Map

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