LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A new California Wildfire Map 2013 update was given today as the Aspen Fire 2013 continued to spread near Big Creek. The Aspen Fire Map 2013 now depicts more than four thousand five hundred acres burring. But no containment of the fire has been reached. Yet officials indicate that no structures are threatened and no homes are in harms way. “The fire is in steep, rugged, inaccessible terrain. There is no imminent threat to the communities of Big Creek or Huntington Lake at this time.”
The latest California Wildfire Map 2013 news update today July 26, 2013 by Incident Commander David Cooper indicates that the Aspen Fire remains seven miles north of Big Creek. The blaze began this Tuesday from lighting. But despite nearly nine hundred firefighters on scene, the Aspen Fire is now at nearly five thousand acres.
Officials in news statement today indicated several campgrounds are on mandatory evacuation orders. “The Closure of Stump Springs road remains in effect. West Kaiser and Sample Meadow Campgrounds are closed. Precautionary evacuation of campgrounds occurred yesterday west of the San Joaquin River on Forest Road 4S81.”
The fire has closed many of the Sierra National Forest campgrounds today. Additionally “The Sierra National Forest is suppressing 15 additional fires and all are less than ¼ acre in size; all of these fires were started by lightning.” For the latest fire map click HERE.