The fire is spreading in all directions through drought-stricken brush, standing dead trees and a lot of dead and down vegetation. Four air tankers were utilized Monday to slow the spread. Due to the remote location, crews are being shuttled in by helicopters. No structures are immediately threatened. Planning is underway for Wilderness structures further from the fire’s edge to protect them as the fire continues to grow.
The Forest Service always prioritizes the safety of its firefighters and surrounding communities. During difficult seasons such as this one, firefighting resources are limited, requiring risk assessment of multiple fires that are competing for limited resources.
There are three interagency hotshot crews, two type 2 hand crews, three helicopters, an air attack plane, and several overhead personnel assigned to the Walkers Fire.
Wilderness trailheads located in the Sequoia National Forest near the Walkers Fire remain closed under the Castle Fire Area, Roads, and Trails Closure https://www.fs.usda.gov/
Walkers Fire information will be posted on Inciweb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/