NEW: Jacobson Fire | California | Update 1

Updated 7:15 PM PDT

Photo from webcam Oct. 21 around 2pm


Start Date/Time 

Wildfire was discovered on Thursday, October 20th around 5:00 PM PDT

Size, Containment Status

The fire has consumed approximately 650 acres and there is a 0% containment status.


It is located about 3 miles NE of the Community of Sequoia Crest which is near Camp Nelson and Golden Trout Wilderness, Western Divide Ranger District, Sequoia National Forest east of Jacobson Meadow in California.

Fire is most active on the North side where last year’s Cabin Fire burn scar is at and burning east of the junction of Mountaineer and Jacobson Creeks, east of Jacobson Meadow. A burn scar from the 2014 Soda Fire is located south, and a burn scar from the 2015 Cabin Fire is located north of the Jacobson Fire. These burn scars, current weather conditions, and past fire suppression activities in the wilderness will help to confine and contain the Jacobson Fire.


The cause of this fire unknown and is being investigated by Fire Officials.

Smoke drifting from the Jacobson Fire over the Sierra Crest towards Lone Pine.  Photo credit to Todd McDivitt



There are currently 30 fire personnel assigned to this wildfire incident.


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Jacobson Fire as seen from webcam on Bald Mountain Lookout Oct. 21 3:28 pm

What’s Being Said About This Fire…

“Central Coast IMT2 (Arroyo) mobilized.” (10/21/2016)

“Smoke coming across the Sierra Crest near Lone Pine on the Sequoia NF”. Inyo NF Twitter (10/21/2016)

“We’ve been getting some inquiries regarding smokey air. It’s from the Jacobson Fire in the Golden Trout.” Inyo County Sheriff Office (10/21/2016)

Photo Image Credits:  Inciweb.

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