Smoke continues to come across the Sierra Crest into Lone Pine. It’s due to the Jacobson fire which was discovered on Thursday, October, 20th at 5 p.m. As of last night, the Jacobson fire located in Sequoia National Forrest, in the Golden Trout wilderness, had burned nearly 1300 acres and is still at 0% containment.
Fire managers continue to evaluate the best fire suppression management tactics while ensuring firefighter and public safety. Crews plan to use Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST), using old burn areas, rock outcroppings, existing trails, and open areas of sparse fuels to confine and contain the Jacobson Fire.
To protect Forest visitors, The Sequoia National Forest has issued a Closure Order for trails in the immediate area of the Jacobson Fire.
- Trails south of Wet Meadows and Coyote Pass
- The Summit Trail (31E14) is closed from Summit trailhead to Sheep Mtn.
- The area north of the Wilderness boundary is closed between the Summit trailhead and just west of Trout Meadows.
- The trail that leads west of Trout Meadow to Coyote Lake is also closed
Backpackers who plan to obtain a wilderness permit for an overnight stay in the Golden Trout Wilderness north of Summit Trailhead should contact the Western Divide Ranger District 559-539-2607 (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) for assistance.