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Mokelumne Fire In Stanislaus National Forest Grows

Alpine County, CA — A fire burning in the Mokelumne Wilderness has grown to 199 acres and it is five-percent contained.

The lightning caused fire in the Stanislaus National Forest ignited on August 18 in the a remote area of the forest situated in Alpine County. The fire is being managed for ecological benefit and there are minimal efforts underway to actually suppress it. There are 21 firefighters assigned to the incident, including six water tenders and a helicopter. There is currently “low to moderate” fire behavior. Several nearby trails are impacted by smoke, including Jackson Canyon, Frog Lake, Lake Valley, Underwood Trailhead, Woodchuck TH and Sandy Meadow TH. Full containment is anticipated by October 15.

Cooperating Agencies include the El Dorado National Forest, Great Basin Unified APCD, the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office and PG&E. No homes or buildings are considered threatened.