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KNP Complex Update – September 23, 2021

Southern Area Incident Management Blue Team
Acres: 33,046 acres (based on infrared flight) Percent Containment: 0% Start Date: September 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park Resources: 1,518 personnel including 47 crews, 60 engines, 34 water tenders, and 21 helicopters The KNP Complex, ignited by lightning on the night of September 9 and reported two days later, continues to grow in Sequoia National Park. Incident priorities...

Windy Fire Update – September 23rd

The Windy Fire is 43,745 acres with 6% containment. The fire is burning on the Tule River Indian Reservation and in the Sequoia National Forest, including the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The inversion layer lifted and paired with increased winds, which intensified fire activity and expansion on all fronts. Crews are in place in the threatened communities with structure...

Sequoia National Forest expands KNP Complex Forest Closure Order

USFS
Forest officials expand closure order for the Hume Lake Ranger District  The Sequoia National Forest implements Forest Order No. 0513-21-33 to expand the KNP Complex Forest Areas, Roads, and Trails Closure Order in the Hume Lake Ranger District. This Closure Order supersedes Forest Order 0513-21- 30 and closes specifically identified roads and trails to protect public health and safety. The...

Windy Fire Update Sept 21

The public meeting will be conducted on Zoom. You do not need a Zoom account, and you will be able to ask questions. Please use this link: Join ZoomGov Meeting at https://usfs.zoomgov.com/j/1608178832 The Windy Fire is 27,183 acres with 5% containment.  The fire is burning on the Tule River Indian Reservation and in the Sequoia National Forest, including the Giant...

KNP Complex Update – September 20, 2021

Southern Area Incident Management Blue Team
Acres: 23,743 acres (based on infrared flight) Percent Containment: 0% Start Date: September 11, 2021 Cause: Lightning Jurisdiction: Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park Resources: 810 personnel including 29 crews, 27 engines, 19 water tenders, and 8 helicopters The KNP Complex, ignited by lightning on the night of September 9, continues to grow in Sequoia National Park. The two fires that comprised the complex, the Paradise...

Windy Fire Information – September 16, 2021

USFS
The Windy Fire, burning on the Tule River Indian Reservation and in Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest has grown to 3924 acres with 0% containment. The Windy Fire experienced significant fire growth overnight and has burned towards the Western Divide Highway, M107 in the Nobe Young Meadow area. Firefighting resources are utilizing full suppression tactics. On the ground,...

KNP Complex Update September 16, 2021

Southern Area Incident Management Blue Team
Acres: 9,365 acres (based on infrared flight) Start Date: September 10, 2021 Jurisdiction: Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park Resources: 482 personnel including 4 crews, 11 engines, 2 water tenders, and 1 helicopter Percent Containment: 0% Cause: Lightning The KNP Complex, ignited by lightning on the night of September 9, continues to grow in Sequoia National Park. The complex is comprised of the Paradise Fire...

BLM Bakersfield Issues Emergency Closure of Case Mountain Due to Wildland Fire Danger

Bakersfieled, CA – The Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office is issuing an emergency closure of the Case Mountain Extensive Recreation Management Area, including the Kaweah Area of Critical Environmental Concern and the Milk Ranch Peak Wilderness Study Area, near the town of Three Rivers in Tulare County. This temporary closure is effective immediately and will remain in...

Forest Service Ending Regional Closure Order Two Days Early; Five Forests to Remain Closed Under Local Orders

USFS
Vallejo, CA - The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will end the regional closure order affecting National Forests in California at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days prior to the original end date of Sept. 17. However, forest-wide closures will remain in place and be extended until midnight on September 22nd on the Los Padres, Angeles,...

Windy Fire Information – September 14, 2021

USFS
The Windy Fire is 1454 acres with 0% containment. This fire is east of Porterville and burning on the Tule River Indian Reservation and Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest.  The northern fire perimeter is south of Crawford Creek; the southern perimeter is backing down towards Cedar Creek, the western perimeter is east of the 212 Road on...

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