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.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 05th, 2022 approx. 07:30 AM|
|Location||Between the Sequoia National Park entrance station and the Foothills Visitor Center, one mile inside the park.|
|Incident Commander||Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, C. Lopez|
|Incident Description||Prescribed Burn|
|Coordinates||36.491 latitude, -118.829 longitude|
A total of 15 acres was completed as of June 6, 2022