Annual Fire Atlases

A white smoke column in the distance is seen from a rocky plateau with conifer trees to the right and mountains to the left.
The 2020 Castle Fire as seen from the vicinity of the Hockett Ranger Station in Sequoia National Park.

Photo: NPS / J. James

Below are links to annual fire atlases and in some cases with a year-end fire summary and a bar plot summarizing area burned annually with the Parks since 1968 when our prescribed burn program began is shown below. Maps are in JPG or Acrobat PDF format. If you can download the free Acrobat viewer from Adobe.

Fire Atlases:

These maps, in some cases have accompanying text, show the location of prescribed natural fires, suppressed lightning fires, human-caused wildfires, and planned and completed prescribed burns in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

A map of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks showing the locations of wild fires, prescribed burns, and major roads in the parks in 2020.

2020 (228 kb jpeg)
2019 (216 kb jpeg)
2018 (235 kb jpeg)
2017 (914 kb pdf)
2016 (306 kb pdf)
2015 (668 kb pdf)
2014
(612 kb pdf)

2013 (590 kb pdf)
2012 (411 kb pdf)
2011 (260 kb pdf)
2010 (253 kb pdf)
2009 (542 kb pdf)
2008 (577 kb pdf)
2007 (542 kb pdf)
2006 (505 kb pdf)
2005 (616 kb pdf)
2004 (411 kb pdf)
2003 (340 kb pdf)

A bar graph showing fires in the parks from 1968 - 2020. The chart depicts fire numbers and size in acres since 1968. The parks had 19 wildfires in 2020, most of which were lightning caused and contributed to nearly 30,000 acres burned.
Fires in the parks from 1968 - 2020. The chart depicts fire numbers and size since 1968. The parks had 19 wildfires in 2020, most of which were lightning caused and contributed to nearly 30,000 acres burned. This continues the trend of human-caused fires for the last decade.

NPS - Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks - K Folger.

Last updated: February 25, 2021

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