For Immediate Release                               
Contact: Rebecca Paterson, Fire Communication and Education Specialist​
Phone: (559) 769 5390


Fire in Foothills of Sequoia National Park

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif., 16 October 2023 – There is a 25-acre fire west of the Ash Mountain Helibase near the entrance to Sequoia National Park. It has been named the Sycamore Fire. Tulare County, CALFIRE, and NPS fire resources are responding. There are currently no evacuations. The Ash Mountain Entrance Station in Three Rivers is closed to inbound traffic. The Generals Highway is open to outbound (downhill traffic) of people leaving the park. Numerous aircraft are expected to arrive on scene very soon. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. We will issue updates as information becomes available. 

[SOURCE: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks]