0216 PT | SATURDAY | JUNE 19, 2021

The MOUNTAIN FIRE was discovered about 24 hours ago at 0200 PT on Friday morning, June 18, 2021.

The fire is located above Cow Mountain Road near Springville, California near the perimeter of burn scar of the 2017 PIER FIRE on the Western Divide Ranger District. This is on lands in the Sequoia National Forest and the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

This was sparked by lightning.

Fire has burned 104 acres and crews have gained a 34% containment status.

Resources include: 150 firefighters alongside of five engines, seven hand crews, two air tankers, one AA plan, helicopter, water tender ad several overhead personnel assigned to this incident. Fire being managed by IC, Chris Morales.

Fire crews are being tasked to focus on efforts on constructing fire line around the perimeter overnight and works to their full suppression objectives.

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