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Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn

Unit Information

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

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Map showing the various locations and units of the Ash Mountain Prescribed BurnImage options: [ Full Size ]

Following a successful test burn and with concurrence from fire management staff and parks’ leadership, the 2021 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn started June 6. Ignitions will continue each day through June 9, 2021
 
While conducting prescribed burns, fire managers constantly take weather readings and monitor fire behavior to ensure that projects like this are not only being safely done but also meeting objectives. Crews are prepared to stop ignitions should conditions become unsuitable for burning, and resume when conditions return to an appropriate range. Ignitions on this prescribed burn are occurring early in the morning to take advantage of the cooler temperatures.
 
The 2021 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn consists of 12 segments, for a total of approximately 40 acres between the Sequoia National Park entrance station and the Foothills Visitor Center, one mile inside the park.
 
Information about this prescribed burn will be post to the parks’ website, social media pages, and Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7505
 

Visitors may see smoke, active fire, and firefighters during the burn, and are asked to drive slowly and follow all firefighter instructions. Smoke impacts are expected to be minimal and short-lived, as the vegetation in the unit is chiefly fine fuels that will be consumed quickly. Visitors can learn more about air quality and smoke by visiting www.airnow.gov or www.valleyair.org

Updates:

June 6: 9 acres completed. No trail closures remain. All areas open. Ignitions scheduled to resume on June 8. Pictures added to Photographs tab.

June 8: An additional 12 acres were completed for a total of 21 acres to date. Ignitions will continue on June 9. 

June 9: Ignitions are complete for 28 acres with 12 additional acres to be manually treated through grazing of parks' stock animals and weed eating. More Photographs added.  
 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginSunday June 06th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationSequoia National Park Entrance Station and Foothills
Incident CommanderLopez / Singer(t) - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Coordinates36.492 latitude, -118.828 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel50
Size40 Acres
Fuels Involved

Oak woodland and invasive grass

Significant Events

Units are in patrol status.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Additional ignitions scheduled for June 9.

Remarks

Ignitions complete for 28 acres. 12 acres will be completed through manual treatments.