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There are many fuels and fire-related projects that occur in the national parks. Current fires is a source for up-to-date information on prescribed fires, wildfires, and hazard fuels reduction projects.
- Windy Peak
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, CA
Fire/Project Started: 08/23/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/31/2013
- 2013 August Lightning
Crater Lake National Park, OR
Fire/Project Started: 08/22/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/26/2013
- Snake Fire
Yellowstone National Park, ID,MT,WY
Fire/Project Started: 08/05/2013
Last Report Posted: 08/06/2013
- Forbidden Fire
Yosemite National Park, CA
Fire/Project Started: 05/21/2013
Last Report Posted: 07/17/2013
- White Fire
Wupatki National Monument, AZ
Fire/Project Started: 07/05/2013
Last Report Posted: 07/05/2013
- Halfway Fire
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Fire/Project Started: 06/19/2013
Last Report Posted: 06/20/2013
- Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Debris Pile Burn
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, AK
Fire/Project Started: 04/23/2013
Last Report Posted: 05/03/2013
- Bow Creek Pile Burn
Missouri National Recreational River, SD
Fire/Project Started: 02/25/2013
Last Report Posted: 03/01/2013
- Red Cedar Reduction
Chickasaw National Recreation Area, OK
Fire/Project Started: 02/01/2013
Last Report Posted: 02/25/2013
- Fern Lake Fire
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Fire/Project Started: 10/09/2012
Last Report Posted: 12/14/2012
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
Wildfire Started on or about 07/23/2012
Status as of 09/11/2012
Status Cause Natural
Location Northeast slope of Reading Peak (CA)
Percent Contained 100%
Resources Committed BAER is actively providing the necessary response to mitigate any negative impacts from the suppression activities and restore the affected areas.
Estimated Containment Date 8/22/2012
Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway is open. The Crags and Lost Creek Group campgrounds are temporarily closed. All other campgrounds in the park are open.
Updates on Fire
The Reading Fire is being patrolled and monitored by National Park Service fire fighters. Repair work is being conducted on suppression activity impacts. The Burned Area Emergency Response team is implementing the necessary rehabilitation work that is needed. The main park highway is open and all of the campgrounds except Lost Creek and Crags Campgrounds have reopened.
On August 22, the Reading Fire reached 100% containment at 28,079 acres. No structures were lost and one injury was reported. The Reading Fire was ignited by lightning on July 23 and was selected for management. On August 6, increased winds resulted in increased fire behavior and spread beyond Lassen's management action point on the main park road.
Last 24-hour Activity
The fire continues to burn out in interior islands of vegetation within the containment area.
Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has assessed fire damage and is engaged in implementing the BAER response.
Vegetation Affected Mixed conifer
Air / Smoke Issues
Current smoke impacts are minimal.
U.S. Forest Service, other National Park Service units, Bureau of Land Management, CalFire, Shasta County Sheriff, California Emergency Management Agency (formerly OES), U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Old Station Fire Department, Redding Fire Department, and Mill Creek/Mineral Fire Department. Presently only National Park Service and BAER personnel are working on the Reading Fire.
Additional Information Visit the Incident Website
Reading Fire Updates
July 23, 2012 initial report
September 11, 2012