Current Fire Activity

Smoke rises from the Reading fire

Smoke rises from the Reading fire

NPS Photo


Fall Pile Burning - 10/20/15
Fire crews will ignite burn piles throughout the park within the next several weeks as the region transitions to fall seasonal conditions. This season's emphasis will be placed on the Manzanita and Juniper Lake areas. Read more in the October 16 news release.

Dangerous Fire Conditions Exist
Due to drought conditions and increased temperatures, Lassen Volcanic National Park is experiencing higher than normal fire danger this summer. Safety is our first priority and we ask for your cooperation in remaining diligent by extinguishing all campfires in the campground fire rings, properly disposing of cigarettes and adhering to the campfire ban in the backcountry. Conditions change; for your safety stay informed of current and predicted weather conditions while visiting Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Reading Fire
A lightning strike ignited the Reading Fire on July 23, 2012 approximately one mile northeast of Paradise Meadow. The Reading Fire reached 100% containment on August 22 at 28,079 acres. Restoration activities will continue in 2013.

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