Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Timber
FIRE
105,670.0
acres
35.6 mi
NE of Porterville, CA
1 monthago
reported
Fire Status:
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
1 month ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7737
Fire Start:
Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:00 AM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Timber Fire

 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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:00 PM PDT
Location:
Mineral King Valley, near Timber Gap.
Incident Commander:
NPS /Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Coordinates:
36.452, -118.593
Fuels Involved:
Timber litter understory.
Significant Events:
Smoke may be visible from Mineral King.

Incident Contact

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