• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • 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: 9/15/14
Fire Danger Rating: Very High



Preparedness Levels

Staffing Levels

National

2

Ash Mountain

3

Geographic Area

3

Grant Grove

3

Local / Park

3

Cedar Grove

3



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

Ash Mountain BI

210

Grant Grove ERC

78

Cedar Grove BI

61



District Duty Officers

Sequoia District

DV-1

Kings Canyon District

DV-2



 

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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?

Loggers pose in front of a mighty felled sequoia.

Sequoia wood proved too brittle for most lumber uses. Some felled sequoias even shattered as they hit the ground. Most lumbered sequoias ended up as fence posts, shingles, and even match sticks!