Overnight the Lions Fire spread only slightly to the southwest and is now at 3,007 acres. Winds are expected to be lighter today which may help firefighters with their containment efforts. The fire is now 5% contained. Crews continue working on building and securing containment lines primarily along the eastern and southwest edges.
The Lions Fire burning in the Ansel Adams Wilderness has many challenges that firefighters face. Hard to reach, steep, rugged and sometimes inaccessible terrain make supplying firefighters with their equipment replenishments, food, and water very difficult.
Thanks to mule teams like the one pictured above receiving supplies in the remote wilderness can be managed successfully.