Current Fire Activity
King Fire 9|2|14
The human caused King Fire, originating approximately 60 feet below Lassen National Park Highway at the Kings Creek trailhead, was reported Tuesday September 2, 2014 at 8:15am by park staff. The small fire, smoldering and creeping in forest duff, was contained at 11:30 am. The King Fire was officially called out on Friday September 5, 2014.
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.
P1 Fire 7/16/2014
Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration Project
Fall Pile Burn Projects
Fire Management will hand ignite burn piles as cool and wet weather dominate the forecast. The first priority will be the Reading Fire burn piles located along the park highway. The park will take advantage of the changing weather conditions to complete the final phase of fuels reduction projects throughout the park when enough precipitation has fallen to prevent flames from spreading beyond pile areas.
Summit Fire | 9/11
Blue Fire | 9/6
P-1 and P-2 Fires | 8/19
Soap Fire | 8/17
P-1 Fire | 7/23
Jones Pullout Fire | 5/7 - 5/13
Did You Know?
The reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic NP snow is a living organism called snow algae. When snow begins to thaw, these microscopic organisms spring to life. They function as a primary food source and are being studied for their cancer-fighting properties.