Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:43:38 PM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-NWCG-7733
FWAC Incident ID
205323
Incident Name
Red Spur Fire
Last Updated
Saturday, August 7, 2021 1:05 AM PDT
(2 months ago)
Fire Reported
Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:00 AM PDT
(3 months ago)
State
California
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
47.2 miles NE of Porterville, CA
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

On July 29, 2021, Sequoia Kings Canyon National parks experienced heavy thunderstorms that ignited five known lightning fires in the Park.

The Red Spur Fire is located Southwest of Junction Meadow, and is currently a single tree.

The Park is using a confine and contain suppression strategy utilizing natural rock features, existing trails, hand line construction and other natural barriers as containment lines.  By using this method fire managers are reducing exposure to firefighters and minimizing suppression impacts in the wilderness.

The park is working with the local air quality districts. Smoke will be visible near the fire locations and from high country vistas however, smoke from regional wildfires in the state of California may affect visibility over the area.

All trails in the area remain open.  However, please use caution and follow all posted trail signs. There are no current threats to the Public or Park infrastructure.

For the most up to date fire information follow the link to Inciweb at inciweb.nwcg.gov

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning.
Date of Origin
Thursday July 29th, 2021 approx. 04:00 PM
Location
Southwest of Junction Meadow.
Incident Commander
NPS /Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Coordinates
36.551, -118.419
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 93271
Incident Map

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