George Fire grows to 1,600 acres in Sequoia National Forest

FRESNO, Calif.

The flames started Friday in an area authorities say hasn't burned in 140 years. Fire officials say the fire is only 35-percent contained.

Winds fanned the flames across fire control lines Sunday and the fire grew to more than 1,600 acres.

Total Personnel: 400
Size: 1,632 acres
Percent Contained: 35%
Planned Actions: Additional fire personnel are being sent to the Fire, including air tankers.

The Fire spotted into heavy fuel and grew a thousand acres to the east of the Lloyd Meadow Road. To ensure safety of visitors, fire officials immediately closed the Lloyd Meadow Road, including both Jerkey Meadow and Forks of the Kern Trailheads. Additionally, they closed the Freeman Creek Trail at its entry along the North Road (FS21S50) Efforts are underway to notify backcountry travelers currently in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Travelers along the Lloyd Meadow Road, Freeman Creek Trail, and at the trailheads are being asked to leave. These areas will remain closed until fire officials determine it's safe for travel.

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