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.

Fire fighters stand on a burning slope

Current Fire Information

A link to all current fires can be found here. You may also subscribe to our fire information mailing list.

People around a campfire

Fire Restrictions

Campfires may be prohibited when fire danger is extreme.

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

KNP Complex Fire

Learn about the 2021 KNP Complex Fire and its management, including firefighting tactics, a timeline, and photos.

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

2021 KNP Complex Fire on InciWeb

This federal fire website includes detailed information from last year's KNP Complex Fire incident.

Smoke rises from a densely forested mountainside

Fire in the Parks

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

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?

NPS fire truck on the road next to an active prescribed burn in the Giant Forest

Planned Projects

Information about the fire and fuels management program at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Park fire fighters begin prescribed burn on a grassy slope

Wild or Prescribed: Two Kinds of Fire

Learn about how the park manages fire and its role in keeping sequoia groves healthy.

A firefighter records smoke observations

Tips About Smoke

Learn about smoke in the parks.

Last updated: June 5, 2022

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