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KNP Complex Update – September 14, 2021

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA – 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 and the Colony Fire. Last night, the Paradise Fire made a downhill run, and crossed the middle fork of the Kaweah River and the...

Windy Fire Information – September 13, 2021

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The Windy Fire is 974 acres with 0% containment. The fire is burning on the Tule River Indian Reservation and is currently well established to the west of Slate Mountain, Mule Peak and Onion Meadow Peak. It is actively burning in dense dry fuels in steep inaccessible terrain. Vegetation in the fire area includes chaparral, dense brush, grass and...

KNP Complex Update for September 13, 2021

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA – The KNP Complex, comprised of the Paradise Fire and the Colony Fire in Sequoia National Park, continued to grow yesterday. The most recent mapping showed the Paradise Fire at 807 acres and the Colony Fire at 230 acres. Extremely smoky conditions under an inversion layer have prevented further mapping thus far...

Walkers and French Fires near Containment While Firefight Continues on Others

Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument Porterville, CA - Efforts to fully contain the 8,777-acre Walkers Fire continues, with growth along 98% of the fire’s perimeter stopped. Two hand crews, supported by personnel on two helicopters, stay engaged to complete containment and extinguish hot spots. As of today, local Forest and Park Service fire managers assumed command of...

Wildfires in Sequoia National Park Growing, Closures Underway

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA – Active wildfires caused by a significant lightning storm on Thursday are growing and have potential to affect park infrastructure and resources. The parks are aggressively attacking these fires to suppress them. The Cabin Fire reached approximately two acres and is largely contained, the Colony and Paradise Fires are in much steeper...

Most wildfires kept small in Sequoia National Forest

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Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument Porterville, CA - Forest officials continue to respond to lightning caused wildfires across the Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest. By Friday evening, eight new fires were staffed with firefighters on scene actively working to stop them from growing larger. The Windy Fire is located an eighth of a mile east...

Lightning ignites several wildfires in Sequoia National Forest

Porterville, CA – Thursday evening, dozens of lightning strikes ignited eleven new wildfires in Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest. Forest officials are actively responding with available fire personnel to fully suppress these new fires. Aerial reconnaissance is underway to assess current fires and look for additional fire starts. With both the French and Walkers Fires nearby, available...

Parks Fight New Wildfires Ignited by Lightning Storm

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA - A significant lightning storm occurred in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the surrounding areas on the evening of September 9, 2021. At this time, three new wildfires ignited by the storm have been discovered within park boundaries. The parks are actively suppressing the fires. Current suppression actions include hand crews working on the ground and aerial water and...

French Fire Update – September 4, 2021

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Acreage: 25,895                 Containment: 43%              Total Personnel: 1,016   The French Fire started on Wednesday, August 18, west of Lake Isabella in Kern County, has now burned 25,895 acres with 43 percent containment. A National Incident Management Team (NIMO) is managing the fire, integrated with Great Basin IMT 6, and...

French Fire Update – September 4, 2021

USFS
Acreage: 25,895             Containment: 43%                 Total Personnel: 1,016 The French Fire started on Wednesday, August 18, west of Lake Isabella in Kern County, has now burned 25,895 acres with 43 percent containment. A National Incident Management Team (NIMO) is managing the fire, integrated with Great Basin IMT 6, and coordinating closely with the Bureau of Land Management, Sequoia National Forest,...

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