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

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Silliman FireImage options: [ Full Size ]

Discovered on July 21, 2021, the lightning-caused Silliman is burning within the Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness in Kings Canyon National Park. The fire currently poses no threats to life or property, and there are no closures due to the fire at this time. This is a full-suppression fire. 

In order to mitigate smoke potential impacts throughout the remainder of the summer, and to minimize resource damage due to critically low fuel moistures, the fire are being suppressed. The Silliman fire is located in remote, rugged terrain, near Silliman Peak. Fire personnel are utilizing a confine and contain strategy while also looking for opportunities for both direct and indirect containment actions. 

9/24/2021 Update: Fire crews continue to construct handline and improve areas of concern. Full containment is expected by the end of shift on 7/25/25.

9/26/2021: Fire is 100% contained. Fire managers will continue to monitor this fire.  


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday July 21st, 2021 approx. 07:30 PM
LocationEast of Cahoon Meadow, West of Silliman Meadow, South and East of Cahoon Gap. Fire is visible from the Lodgepole Area.
Incident CommanderNPS /Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Coordinates36.641 latitude, -118.719 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel13
Size4 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

High elevation mixed conifer

Significant Events

Fire managers will continue to monitor this fire.

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