Holy (Jim) Fire - 2016

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The "Holy Fire" started on August 31st and burned for a couple days. It destroyed 150 acres. The cause of the fire was most likely illegal fireworks.

The Cleveland National Forest witnessed a historic event on 8/31 as Smoke Jumpers were dispatched to work on the remote areas of the fire, marking the first time in Cleveland National Forest history that such a event occurred. Before then, the Cleveland was the only Forest in California that Smoke Jumpers had never jumped into.

As a result of the fire, the canyon suffered severe mudslides in the early months of 2017.