The Antelope Fire, which was burning in a mixed conifer timber stand on the Eagle Lake Ranger District, was initially identified by the Harvey Mountain Lookout. Hand crews, fire engines, dozers, helicopters and airtankers were among the initial responders sent to fight the blaze. Initial attack response included resources from the U.S. Forest Service, CALFIRE, Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.
Today, fire crews continue to strengthen containment lines on the 18 acre Antelope Fire which is currently 80% contained.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Forest Service Officals ask forest visitors to keep wildfire prevention in mind and be careful when camping, cutting fuelwood and driving in the forest.