KNP Complex of fires approaches 50,000 acres

1:30 p.m. PDT Sept. 30, 2021

KNP Complex of fires
KNP Complex of fires, posted Sept. 28, 2021 by IMT.

The KNP Complex of fires in Sequoia National Park in Southern California has grown to 49,349 acres.

In a Thursday morning briefing Operations Section Chief Trainee Clint Remington said the fire on the south side of the Middle Fork is backing down closer to the bottom of the drainage. If it crosses, it could run uphill toward the Giant Forest, one of the larger groves of giant sequoia trees in the park. Firefighters have spent weeks prepping this and other groves, removing fuels, clearing around structures, and installing hose lays.

The fireline between the Giant Forest and Lodgepole has received a lot of attention in recent days and is considered secure and contained, but there is a lot of work left to do on the northwest side of the fire, northwest of Red Fir and west of the Generals Highway.

The west side of the fire where it has moved into lighter fuels, including brush, is looking good, Mr. Remington said.

KNP Complex of fires map
KNP Complex of fires map, 1:30 a.m. PDT Sept. 30, 2021. By Incident Management Team.

Typos, let us know HERE, and specify which article. Please read the commenting rules before you post a comment.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.