Current Fires

Tharps–Hazelwood Prescribed Burn

The Tharps–Hazelwood Prescribed Burn that began on June 9 in the Giant Forest area has concluded. Smoke and active fire may linger in the area for couple weeks. To learn more about the beneficial effects of this prescribed fire, please read the news release issued at the end of the project.

Giant Forest Area Trail Closures: If you visit the Giant Forest area, expect trail closures between the General Sherman Tree and Big Trees Trail areas. All or portions of the following Giant Forest trails will be closed until further notice: Rimrock, Alta, Hazelwood Cutoff, Washington Tree, Huckleberry, Dead Giant, Tharps Log Cutoff, Crescent Meadow, Log Meadow, Trail of the Sequoias, Wolverton Cutoff, Circle Meadow. For a map of the closed trail, visit Inciweb's Tharps - Hazelwood Prescribed Burn web page. For additional information, see Sequoia and Kings Canyon News Releases. You may email e-mail us or call 559-565-3704 with specific questions.


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A fire lookout observes as crews get upper hand on the Potwisha Fire in Sequoia National Park

These parks have a very active fire-management program. This includes a wildland firefighting program, a prescribed-fire program, and a structural-fire program.

For the official status of any fires in the parks please visit Inciweb (short for Incident Website) at:

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Air quality information, including forecasts for the park, can provide resources on how reduce exposure to smoke, what we do, and what the public can do.

Last updated: June 17, 2022

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