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Firefighting personnel from USDA Forest Service, CAL FIRE, Tulare County, and other cooperators responded to the Wishon Fire on August 15 in the Tule River Canyon near The Stairs on the Western Divide Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest. The fire is estimated at 325 acres with 95% containment. At its peak, approximately 328 firefighters were assigned to the incident.
Power Restoration: All Power has been restored to SCE customers. SCE helps you prepare for wildfires and related power issues at: sce.com/wildfire.
Evacuations and Closures: The Tulare County Sheriff has lifted all evacuation warnings including Wishon Camp and Doyle Springs, and the California Highway Patrol has lifted all road closures.Firefighters, heavy equipment and utility companies will continue to be working in the area so please use caution and drive slow.
Forest Fire Restrictions: The Sequoia National Forest has enacted fire restrictions prohibiting campfires, welding, or smoking on all public lands managed by the Forest below 5,000 feet including developed or non-developed campsites. Campfires will only be allowed above 5,000 feet in developed campgrounds managed by the Forest Service or concessionaire, Rocky Mountain Recreation Company. Full Forest Order
The Sequoia National Forestcovers over 1.1 million acres in three counties of Southern California and offers an abundance of recreation opportunities for people to enjoy. The Sequoia National Forest has six designated wildernesses For information regarding current conditions and regulations about a wilderness on the Sequoia National Forest, Kiavah Wilderness | Domeland | South Sierra | Monarch Wilderness | Jennie Lakes Wilderness | Golden Trout Wilderness
“WILDFIRE IS COMING… ARE YOU READY?” CALFIRE provides a comprehensive online resource for all aspects of wildfire preparedness, post wildfire, where and who you can contact for support, as well as many other valuable resources. Visit: Wildfire is coming... Are you ready?.
Returning Home after a Wildfire: Coming home after a wildfire can be difficult. The damage is often unknown until the homeowner returns days or weeks later. Before returning home ALWAYS check with officials before attempting to return to your home. Visit https://www.readyforwildfire.org/post-wildfire/after-a-wildfire/.for more information and details.
Air Quality: Current impacts to air quality from the Wishon Fire are expected to be minimal. To check on air quality for your area, or wherever you are visiting, check: airnow.gov.
Aviation / Drone Restrictions: The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Temporary Flight Restriction remain in effect for a 5-mile radius of the fire, and 10,000 feet ASL. Any private aircraft or drone that violates the TFR could face serious criminal charges. For more information on drones the public can visit the FAA’s website at www.KnowBeforeYouFly.org. “If you fly, we can’t!”
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Information will continue to be updated as it becomes available.