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Mon August 26, 2013
Fish Fire Grows In Southern Sierra Near Springville
The Fish Fire, which was sparked by lightning in the remote Golden Trout Wilderness has now grown to over 1,450 acres.
Officials report that the fire is just 7 percent contained. It is burning in a remote area within the Sequoia National Forest about 25 miles northeast of Springville, near the Kern River. The fire has grown by 450 acres since Sunday.
Fire officials from Arizona are managing the blaze. Approximately 213 personnel are battling the fire. Due to the remote nature of the site, supplies must be delivered by helicopter or by pack animals.
Officials have also closed a number of trails and areas in the Golden Trout Wilderness due to the fire.