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Incident #: KNP-169 Fire Start: 5 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
Fire Growth Potential
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...