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KNP Complex

Unit Information

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

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Map shows perimeter of KNP Complex in black to indicate that it is fully contained. Image options: [ Full Size ]

On September 9, 2021, a significant lightning storm moved through the Southern Sierra Nevada. On September 10, two fires, the Colony Fire and Paradise Fire, were identified. These two fires later merged and became the KNP Complex. The majority of the total acreage of the KNP Complex has burned in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. This is a full-suppression fire.

The KNP Complex does not pose any threats to life or property at this time. In light of significant precipitation events across the Sierra Nevada, the fire was declared 100% contained on December 16, 2021. However, fire can become established in heavy fuels and continue to smolder there for multiple precipitation events, or even all winter, and become active again when the fuels dry, so it may be some time yet before this fire can be officially declared "out." 

Parts of the foothills in Sequoia National Park reopened on Thursday November 11, 2021, from the Ash Mountain entrance to Hospital Rock. On Saturday, December 11, the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park reopened for day use on select days. A detailed schedule can be found at go.nps.gov/sekiconditions. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday October 10th, 2021 approx. 07:00 AM
LocationSequoia National Park
Incident CommanderArmando Alvarez, National Park Service
Incident DescriptionComplex
Coordinates36.567 latitude, -118.811 longitude

Current Situation

Size88,307 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Chaparral (6 feet)

Short Grass (1 foot)

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to observe via air.