Backcountry Trails Reopen after Angora Fire Contained

SPRINGVILLE, CA — The Angora Fire was discovered Sunday September 8th burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest. The fire grew to 134 acres and is now contained. All trails that were closed due to the Angora Fire are now reopened to backcountry travelers.

Trail 33E14, the Willow Meadow cutoff trail, remains closed from the Fish Fire.

Travelers need to stay on the trails near the Angora and Fish Fires for their safety. There are still hot spots smoldering in the burned area; fire weakened trees may fall and debris may become dislodged because of the burnt vegetation.

Backcountry travelers planning a trip into the Golden Trout Wilderness should contact the Western Divide Ranger District (559) 539-2607 Monday through Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm for latest fire and trail closure information prior to travel.


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