Eden Fire


ACTIVE

Incident #: KNP-169
Fire Start: 2 months ago
Location: 6.1 miles SW of Silver City, CA
Acres: 1,777
Agency: Ash Mtn. Fire Dispatch Center (CASQCC)
Dispatch Notes: Pf.Fsl5pu019.00.1

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 2 hours, 13 mins ago — Burning since October 4th in the John Krebs Wilderness of Sequoia National Park, the 1,777 acre lightning-caused Eden Fire is now 90% contained. The onset of winter-like weather and a combination of visual and infrared flights this week have shown the fire’s growth to be very limited. Located in and adjacent to the Eden Creek Grove of giant sequoias, the terrain is steep and rugged with no access via the ground. The fire is working its way through an area that has no modern recorded fire history of significance. This fire should be seen as a success story for the health and well-being of our public lands. By not taking any direct suppression action on this fire, the parks did not put any on the ground firefighters at risk, created contemporary fire history in an area that has over a century of extreme fuel loading, and greatly reduced costs and risks associated with suppressing all fires, all the time. Compared to the 2018 Horse Creek Fire in the same area, the Eden Fire cost...

Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information Office
Email: seki_fire_info@nps.gov
Phone: 559-565-3704
Fire Unit Information
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
National Park Service
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA, CA 93271

Basic Information

Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Thursday October 04th, 2018 approx. 07:52 AM
Location
Eden Grove, John Krebs Wilderness, Sequoia National Park
Incident Commander
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Coordinates
36.41 latitude, -118.737 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
4
Size
1,777 Acres
% Contained
90%
Fuels Involved
Mixed conifer and giant sequoia.

Outlook

Planned Actions
Monitor via air.
Remarks
Area has no recorded modern fire history. Fire is an integral part of giant sequoia grove health.