• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. More »

  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

    Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

  • You May Have Trouble Calling Us

    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »

Fire Dispatch And Operations

DAILY SITUATION REPORT
Today's Date: 10/25/14
Fire Danger Rating: High



Preparedness Levels

Staffing Levels

National

2

Ash Mountain

3

Geographic Area

3

Grant Grove

3

Local / Park

1

Cedar Grove

3



Park Fuels Burn Index (BI) / Energy Release Components (ERC)

Ash Mountain BI

170

Grant Grove ERC

65

Cedar Grove BI

69



District Duty Officers

Sequoia District

Supt-6

Kings Canyon District

Supt-6



 

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Engine 51 is a Type 3 Wildland Fire Engine which responds to incidents locally, regionally and nationally.
Kings Canyon National Park Engine 51 on scene of a local prescribed fire.
NPS Photo
 

For current fire information and to learn more about
the fire management program in these parks
click here to be routed to 'Fire in the Parks'.

Did You Know?

Sequoia fire scar.

The large black areas at the base of many sequoia trees are fire scars. Even though fire may eat into the very heart of a sequoia tree, the tree can survive so long as the fire doesn't kill the living tissue all the way around the tree. Over time, the fire scars gradually heal over and disappear.