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Eden Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Fire Information Office
Email: seki_fire_info@nps.gov
Phone: 559-565-3704

Map of the Eden Fire on 11-18-18.Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Eden Fire has grown to 835 acres with 5% containment. Active ground fire was observed in several areas, mostly to the east and southeast flanks of the fire. The fire has crossed Eden Creek to the west and fire mangers will look at opportunities to take action to slow that area's progression ahead of this week's forecasted weather event.

It’s important to note that all areas are not burning at the same time on a wildfire. If the fire is imagined as a circle, then every time the radius is doubled, the entire area of the fire quadrupled. Therefore, just a little growth of the fire in each direction will increase the total acreage significantly. The videos on Inciweb from the Eden Fire show a great example of this.

Smoke is visible from the western side of Sequoia National Park especially at lower elevations. A strong inversion layer and very low wind speeds continue to limit dispersion throughout the entire forecast area. Smoke from the Southern Sierra fires is combining with smoke from other large fires throughout the state and remaining trapped under the inversion layer.

This pattern is expected to persist for the next few days until the next weather event comes in later this week. Forecasts show precipitation beginning Wednesday with high confidence in rain / snow and continuing through Saturday. With the onset of precipitation, fire danger is predicted to fall near minimum levels.

All areas of Sequoia National Park remain open as previously scheduled. Additionally, there are no impacts to any of the normal operations in the Mineral King section of Sequoia National Park.

Pictures, videos, and maps of the Eden Fire, please visit the official website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6248/

For more information on non-NPS fires, visits www.inciweb.nwcg.gov or www.fire.ca.gov.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday October 04th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationEden Grove, John Krebs Wilderness, Sequoia National Park
Incident CommanderSequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Coordinates36.41 latitude, -118.737 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel15
Size835 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained5%
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifer and giant sequoia.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor via air.

Remarks

Area has no recorded modern fire history. Fire is an integral part of giant sequoia grove health.

For smoke forecast outlooks visit https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/SouthernSierra-Sequoia

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Smoke is visible from the western side of Sequoia National Park especially at lower elevations. A strong inversion layer and very low wind speeds continue to limit dispersion throughout the entire forecast area.

This pattern is expected to persist for the next few days until the next weather event comes in later this week. Forecasts show precipitation beginning Wednesday (70% chance, amounts up to 0.75 inches) and continuing through Saturday.