SQF complex fire is now largest in Tulare County history with 153,226 acres burned

Evacuation orders were lifted on October 2 for some areas affected by the fire at the SQF complex, which has become the largest in the history of Tulare County. Crews worked to eliminate dangers in the burnt areas as mountain dwellers returned home after evacuation orders were downgraded to warnings. “Even after a fire has passed through an area, there are often still unsafe conditions that make returning people unsafe,” the US Forest Service wrote on Facebook. “As some people start to return home and others are still waiting for areas to open, we remind residents to stay safe and vigilant as a number of dangers still exist around homes and in the perimeter of fire.” This video shows “a smoldering hitch”, a dead tree in danger of collapsing, felled near Redwood Drive. As of October 2, the SQF complex had burned 153,226 acres and was 61% contained. Credit: US Forest Service – Sequoia National Forest via Storyful

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