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KNP Complex Update November 1, 2021

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Date: November 1, 2021
Contact: PUBLIC INFORMATION AND MEDIA, (925) 588-6773

Acres: 88,307 acres 
Containment: 75%
Start Date: September 10, 2021
Cause: Lightning
Jurisdiction: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; Sequoia National Forest 
Resources: 371 Personnel including: 6 crews, 7 engines, 2 water tenders, 1 dozer, 18 excavators and 3 helicopters 

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. command of the KNP Complex will transition from the California Interagency Incident Management Team 12 (CIIMT 12), Type 2 team back to the host units. A FINAL operation briefing video for the KNP Complex will be provided this evening on Facebook and YouTube. 

The fire will be managed based on land jurisdiction between the National Park Service and US Forest Service. However, both agencies will work together to utilize resources where it makes the most operational sense to successfully meet objectives and keep crews safe. All personnel from the incoming teams will be integrated into the current operations to get a clear picture of actions being taken on the ground and ask clarifying questions. This process is extremely important to a successful transition where firefighters continue to meet objectives safely.

No growth has occurred on the fire and crews are continuing with suppression repair operations. Heavy equipment such as a dozer, excavators, and skids are working to repair contingency lines on Logger Point to level out the landscape and pile debris removed during suppression activities. Firefighters are patrolling the perimeter where it is accessible and safe to do so. Aviation resources are available to assist crews on the ground and perform reconnaissance flights as weather conditions allow.

Approximately 100 resources have been released from the fire as work is completed and the incident is right sized to an appropriate size for the incoming Type 3 and Type 4 Teams. 

Weather:  Temperatures will be similar to yesterday with light winds and partly cloudy skies. An isolated afternoon or evening shower is possible but little, if any, moisture over the fire is expected and should not have any impact on the current fire behavior. 

Safety: Crews and heavy equipment are working across the fire area to clear debris from the roads. Please be aware of and respect closures, slow down and turn headlights on for safety. 

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Last updated: November 2, 2021

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