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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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Incident Contact

Fire Information Office
Email: seki_fire_info@nps.gov
Phone: 209-620-6431

Highlighted Activity

06/02/2022 Trail Closure Information
   1. Regulation change:    The following area in the Ash Mountain foothills is temporarily closed to all individuals except firefighters, overhead personnel assigned to the Ash Mountain...
Closure - 06/02/2022
Firefighters carefully light dry grass in an oak woodland.Image options: [ Full Size ]

As of the afternoon of June 6, 2022, ignitions are complete on the 2022 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn in Sequoia National Park. In all, approximately 15 acres between the Sequoia National Park entrance station and the Foothills Visitor Center, one mile inside the park were treated. Additional acres will be treated manually through the grazing of the parks’ stock animals or through weed eating.

“Completing this annual prescribed burn by removing this highly flammable and invasive grass now ensures our parks’ historic assets and infrastructure are protected from an unwanted wildfire during the peak of the fire year this summer,” said Battalion Chief Cristian Lopez, Ash Mountain Burn Boss.

Visitors to the parks may see fire effects along the Generals Highway between the Sequoia National Park Entrance Station and the Foothills Visitor Center and are asked to exercise caution near recently burned areas, as embers and hot spots can persist after active fire has stopped. Light smoke may be visible in the area for several days as the remaining fuels continue to be consumed.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginSunday June 05th, 2022 approx. 07:30 AM
LocationBetween the Sequoia National Park entrance station and the Foothills Visitor Center, one mile inside the park.
Incident CommanderSequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, C. Lopez
Incident DescriptionPrescribed Burn
Coordinates36.491 latitude, -118.829 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size15 Acres
Fuels Involved

Invasive grass

Significant Events

A total of 15 acres was completed as of June 6, 2022

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

None.