Fire and Your Visit

With an active fire and fuels management program, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are one of the premiere places to observe both lightning-caused wildfires and prescribed burns in action.

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Current Fire Information

Information available here on all park wildfires.

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Fire in the Parks

Fire has a complex role in the ecology of the Sierra Nevada.

Several wildland firefighters hike single file along a fire line, carrying equipment.

KNP Complex Fire Overview

Learn in depth about KNP Complex management, including priorities, firefighting tactics, fire timeline, and long-term emergency response.

Smoke from fire rises above live and dead pines, while flames smolder in the forest.

KNP Complex Fires Information on InciWeb

This website on KNP Complex Fire includes daily logistics updates, including evacuation information, public meetings, and maps.

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Fire Restrictions

Campfires may be prohibited when fire danger is extreme.

A woman in a yellow shirt and hardhat sprays water into a hot, ashy landscape.

10 Tips to Prevent Wildfires

Help us all have a safer summer!

A distant hazy sky with particulate matter forms over Sierra mountains.

Air Quality

Ozone and other air pollutants are common here. Learn more-view our air-quality index forecast.

A prescribed burn in Kings Canyon National Park

Fire Ecology

Fire Scientists Study the Effects of Fire

Fire burns in ground vegetation below towering giant sequoia trees.

Giant Sequoias and Fire

Learn more about the role fire plays in giant sequoia groves.

Two fire staff ignite a prescribed burn with drip torches along a trail.

Fuels Management

What methods do the parks use to reduce fuels like logs, sticks, and dense vegetation, and to maintain species that are fire-dependent?

Last updated: January 24, 2022

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