Angora Fire in Sequoia National Forest being quickly contained by Porterville firefighters

PORTERVILLE, Calif. - Firefighters are struggling to contain a wildfire that is burning to the north of Lake Isabella.

The Angora Fire, sparked by lighting Sunday, is in the Golden Trout Wilderness in Sequoia National Forest.

More than 100 firefighters from Porterville are working to put out the flames, which have spread 100 acres in extremely remote terrain.

The fire is currently 60% contained, up from 20% Tuesday morning.

So far, no buildings are threatened, but several trails are closed.

Forest officials are closing the Coyote Lakes Trail from its intersection with trail 32E02 east of Lion Meadows north to Coyote Peaks. The Deep Creek Trail (32E06) north of 32E02 east of Round Meadow will also be closed to keep backpackers from walking into the fires path if it spreads towards the west.

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