After more than four months, the Big Five wildfire in Sequoia National Park has been declared out due to rain and snow from recent storms.
It was declared out at noon Tuesday.
The lightning-caused wilderness fire located several miles east of Mineral King Valley was reported June. 17. It totaled 264 acres in the Big Five Basin area near the Chagoopa Plateau, in the Kern Canyon region.
Fire managers let it burn and did not use invasive suppression tactics because fire is an essential part of the ecosystem, the park service said.
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More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4308/.