Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sierra - Horse Creek Fire Update - July 26, 2018

AAI just received the following from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks News Release

For Immediate Release
Fire Information Updates: (559) 565-3704

Horse Creek Fire Update (July 26, 2018)

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. July 26, 2018. – The Horse Creek Fire in the John Krebs Wilderness Area of Sequoia National Park is currently mapped at 34 acres in size and is 62% contained.

Firefighters again stayed on the line overnight to monitor fire activity. They will work a shift today, then be replaced by a local park crew who will remain on the fire for several days. This crew will continue mop up and ensure that no burning material escapes from the containment lines.

Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from inside the containment lines for the next few days.

Effective today, Thursday, July 26, 2018: the Mineral King area is no longer under a Fire Advisory.

Effective Friday, July 27, 2018: the Park will begin issuing wilderness permits for Mineral King trails, and the Tar Gap and Atwell-Hockett Trails are expected to re-open.

Wilderness permits can be picked up as early as 1:00 p.m. the day before entry. A limited number of walk-up permits will be available.

For questions about wilderness permits, please call (559) 565-3766 or e-mail

Tulare County offers a free automated alert service that issues notices of unsafe conditions and warnings to residents on the platform of their choice (e.g., SMS, email, landline). To sign up, visit

For more information on the Horse Creek Fire, visit

 - NPS -

About Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' Fire Management Program

For fifty years, our mission has been to use the full range of options and strategies available to manage fire in the parks. This includes protecting park resources, employees, and the public from unwanted fire; building and maintaining fire resilient ecosystems; reducing the threat to local communities from wildfires emanating from the parks or adjacent lands; and recruiting, training, and retaining a professional fire management workforce.

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