Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, October 22, 2021 12:12:59 AM PDT

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Timber 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)
Incident Type
35.6 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 Timber Fire is located in Mineral King Valley, near the trail headed towards Timber Gap. Smoke may be visible from Mineral King.

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.

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Thursday July 29th, 2021 approx. 04:00 PM
Mineral King Valley, near Timber Gap.
Incident Commander
NPS /Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
36.452, -118.593
Fuels Involved
Timber litter understory.
Significant Events
Smoke may be visible from Mineral King.
Incident Contact
Fire Information Office
Email: seki_fire_yose@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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