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Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn

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

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

Ignitions Complete on 2022 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn

Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn Prescribed Fire
News – 6/6/2022

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. June 6, 2022 – As of this afternoon, ignitions are complete on the 2022 Ash Mountain Prescribed Burn in Sequoia National Park. In all, approximately XX 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.

Information about this prescribed burn will be posted to the parks’ website, social media pages, and Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8129/

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About Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ Fire Management Program

For over fifty years, our mission has been to use the full range of options and strategies available to manage fire in the parks. This includes protecting park resources, employees, and the public from unwanted fire; building and maintaining fire resilient ecosystems; reducing the threat to local communities from wildfires emanating from the parks or adjacent lands; and recruiting, training, and retaining a professional fire management workforce.

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