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KNP Complex

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

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Public Fire Information Line
Email: seki_fire_info@nps.gov
Phone: 559-565-3704
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm 7 days

KNP Complex Update for November 2, 2021

KNP Complex Wildfire
News – 11/2/2021

November 2, 2021 

Acres: 88,307 acres
Containment: 75% 

Start Date: September 10, 2021
Cause: Lightning 

Jurisdiction: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; Sequoia National Forest 

Resources: 344 Personnel including: 4 crews, 6 engines, 1 water tender, 1 dozer, 13 excavators and 1 helicopter 

This will be the LAST update from California Interagency Incident Management Team 12 (CIIMT 12). The KNP Complex is transitioning at 6:00 p.m. this evening to the National Park Service Type 3 Team and the US Forest Service Type 4 Team. 

On behalf of CIIMT 12, outgoing Incident Commander Mike Nobles wishes to express his sincere gratitude for the continued support and patience from the surrounding communities and visitors from around the world. Today, Nobles gave a final message to firefighters assigned to the KNP Complex saying, “No greater love hath no one this that a firefighter lay down their lives to protect and serve the communities and our precious national resources”.  

The incoming teams will continue to work together to ensure remaining suppression repair work is completed along with hazard tree mitigation.  The following suppression repair work has been completed as of this morning: 56 miles of dozer line with 14 miles still in progress, 15 miles of handline with 4 miles still in progress. 


Firefighters remaining on the fire will continue with mop up operations where it is safe and practical to do so. Chipping work has been completed in the Silver City community and is ongoing for Mineral King. The fire has a low potential for spread as interior pockets of vegetation and heavy, downed logs are consumed. Hazard tree mitigation along roads is ongoing to provide for firefighter and public safety. 


Please note the change below to the contact information for the public information phone number and email address. For the NPS and USFS social media accounts and the InciWeb page, updates will be made as notable activity occurs.  Please continue to monitor these sites for information moving forward. The YouTube channel will remain available to view previous videos but no new information will be provided. 


Weather: Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies but should clear up moving into the afternoon. Temperatures should be couple degrees warmer than yesterday with light winds. 


Closures: The NPS and USFS has closures in place. Please visit the respective website for each agency for the most up-to-date information. 
 
NEW CONTACT INFORMATION 
as of November 2nd, at 6:00 p.m. 

USFS: (660) 232-2629 

alicia.embrey@usda.gov  

NPS: (559) 702-3400 

seki_fire_info@nps.gov   

INCIWEB: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7838/  

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/sequoiakingsnps/
 
https://www.facebook.com/sequoiaNF/ 

TWITTER:  

https://twitter.com/SequoiaKingsnps  https://twitter.com/sequoiaforest 

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/Sequoiakingsnps  

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