Headway made on Sequoia fire

Headway made on Sequoia fireEarlier this week, U.S. Forest Service rangers announced that the Sequoia Complex fire, which had climbed to more than 160,000 acres, had achieved 65 percent containment.

“The public is reminded to stay vigilant when returning after a wildfire,” said a forest service official.

“As residents return to the areas that have been opened, it is extremely important that they continue remain clear of all closure areas. These areas are closed due to multiple hazards and crews continue to work in these areas and they will reopen as soon as it is reasonably safe to do so.”

Firefighter and public safety are the number one priority in the continuing battle to extinguish the blaze, said officials.

Many attractions remain closed at this time. For information on the fire status and public closures, see www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia/.

Story First Published: 2020-10-09