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King

Unit Information

Yosemite National Park
National Park Service
P.O. Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

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Incident Contact

Yosemite Fire Informatiom
Email: Yose_Fire_Info@nps.gov
Phone: 209 372 0327

The King Fire was one of multiple fires burning in Yosemite National Park. These fires began as a result of thunderstorm and lightning activity that moved through the park beginning  in late June 2021. This fire is being managed based on its location, potential impacts, and other key factors. Many of the fires are burning in high elevation wilderness areas, ranging from 7,000 to 9,700 feet.


The King Fire is 100% contained and is in monitor status. The remaining fires are burning in high elevation areas located in wilderness ranging from 7,000 to 9,700 feet. Managers expect additional fires to extinguish naturally due to location and a lack of fuels. The fires will be visible from numerous vantage points throughout the park, including Tioga Road, Glacier Point, and other high-country viewpoints.

Yosemite National Park is a fire-adapted ecosystem. The strategy for all fires is to provide for the safety of employees and the public and protect natural and cultural resources. Currently, there are no threats to infrastructure.

Park Managers are working with the local Air Quality Districts. They will be monitoring smoke impacts on the park and local communities.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginTuesday June 29th, 2021 approx. 05:01 PM
Incident CommanderNPS
Coordinates37.702 latitude, -119.533 longitude

Current Situation

Size10 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber understory.