Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 11, 2021

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Fires Updated

From  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 

FIRE ACTIVITY UPDATE
**Correction: The Generals Highway between the Sequoia Entrance Station and Giant Forest is currently closed in both direction. Outgoing traffic will need to exit the parks via the Big Stump Entrance Station in Grant Grove.
The parks are aggressively suppressing the Cabin, Colony, and Paradise Fires. The Colony Fire grew from four acres to 72 acres overnight with zero percent containment. Paradise Fire is now approximately 32 acres in size with zero percent containment. The Cabin Fire has been largely contained at approximately 2 acres.
The Generals Highway is closed as of today at 1:00 p.m. to uphill traffic from the Sequoia Entrance Station to the Giant Forest Museum.
This portion of the Generals Highway will close to all visitor traffic tomorrow, September 12, effective at 6:00 a.m. Potwisha Campground is closing this evening due to proximity to the Paradise and Colony Fires. Yesterday, Crystal Cave and Crystal Cave Road closed due to proximity to the Colony Fire, and Buckeye Flat Campground closed due to proximity to the Paradise Fire. These areas will remain closed until the fire threat is diminished. More closures may be necessary in the coming days.
The Kings Canyon entrance from Highway 180 remains open. The Generals Highway is open between the Kings Canyon entrance and the Giant Forest Museum in Sequoia National Park until further notice.
Reservation holders for Crystal Cave, Buckeye Flat Campground, and Potwisha Campground will receive notifications and refunds directly from Recreation.gov.
The Paradise and Colony Fires have significant spread potential. Updates will be available on Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7838/.

 


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