In response to the increasing high fire danger, the Sequoia National Forest, Tule River Reservation, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the Bakersfield Field Office announced an Interagency Declaration to impose fire restrictions for all Federal and State protected lands within Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties. Beginning July 6, and until further notice, the following restrictions will be in effect: NO Campfires, briquette barbecues, warming fires, stove fires will be allowed on national forest land, even with a valid California Fire Permit. Smoking is banned except in an enclosed vehicle, building or a developed recreation site. Lanterns and portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed only with a valid California Campfire Permit available from Forest Service offices during business hours and at www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit.
The Cabin Fire, ignited by lightning in the Golden Trout Wilderness has spread to over 2600 acres; portions of the Golden Trout Wilderness are now closed to protect backcountry travelers.The portions of the Golden Trout Wilderness that remain open are from the Lewis Camp Trailhead towards Trout Meadows, and north to Kern Lake. The area west of Deep Creek following the boundary of the wilderness towards Mountain Home State Forest, and back to Lewis Camp Trailhead is closed. A map of the closure area and the latest fire information are posted on Inciweb http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4423/