Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
National Park Service
47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers California 93271
Three Rivers, CA 93271
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. June 23, 2019 – As of this afternoon, ignitions are complete on the Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn in Sequoia National Park. Approximately 28 acres have been treated with prescribed fire, and another 12 acres are being treated mechanically (e.g., weed whipping, grazing pack stock).
“Prescribed burning in these high-use foothills areas provides an important buffer against potential wildfires over the course of the summer,” says Kelly Singer, Sequoia District Fire Management Officer. “Even though daytime temperatures are getting intense in the foothills, we were able to make effective use of morning hours to complete this burn safely. We’re grateful to the resources from Santa Monica Mountains, Cal Fire, and Tulare County, as well as the community for supporting us in getting this important project done.”
Visitors to the parks may see fire effects along the Generals Highway between the Sequoia entrance station and Hospital Rock, and are asked to exercise caution near recently burned areas, as embers and hot spots can persist after active fire has stopped. Light smoke may be visible in the area for several days as the remaining fuels continue to be consumed.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Thursday June 20th, 2019 approx. 06:00 AM|
|Location||Between the entrance of Sequoia National Park and the Foothills Visitor Center, one mile inside the park, in several segments|
|Incident Commander||Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks|
|Coordinates||36.486 latitude, -118.838 longitude|
Grass and occasional down wood
Ignitions completed on 6/23. Burn is currently in patrol status.
An additional 12 acres in the area will be treated mechanically.