Goliath Prescribed Burn

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Goliath Prescribed Burn

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Approximate Location

36.699 latitude, -118.906 longitude

Incident Overview

Low intensity fires in sequoia groves help clean the forest floor so the tiny sequoia seeds can reach the soil.

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The Goliath Prescribed Burn ignitions were completed on June 17, 2016. The burn is located in Redwood Canyon, in Kings Canyon National Park. The fire has been patrolled by fire crews since that time.

Effective September 7, all hiking trails in Redwood Canyon are open for visitor use. Visitors are strongly cautioned to observe all posted signs and stay on trails.

Smoke continues to dissipate from the interior of the unit. Members of the public can learn more about air quality and smoke by visiting either www.airnow.gov or www.valleyair.org.

Photo Caption: Low intensity fires in sequoia groves help clean the forest floor so the tiny sequoia seeds can reach the soil. Photo: NPS / MTheune

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginSaturday June 11th, 2016 approx. 02:00 PM
LocationRedwood Canyon - Kings Canyon National Park
Incident CommanderSequoia And Kings Canyon National Parks
Incident DescriptionPrescribed Burn In Redwood Canyon

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size819 Acres
Fuels Involved

Giant sequoia grove

Significant Events

Local NPS-SEKI crews remain connected to the prescribed burn.


Planned Actions

Firefighters continue regular foot and aerial patrols.


All trails have been reopened for visitor use.

Current Weather

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Unit Information

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
National Park Service
47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers California 93271
Three Rivers, CA, CA 93271

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