September 17, 2021
Sequoia National Park wildfires spark more closures
Multiple wildfires started by a recent lightning storm continued to grow in steep, difficult to reach areas of Sequoia National Park, the National Park Service said Sunday.

The Paradise and Colony fires, which combined are being called the KNP Complex, have scorched more than 1,000 acres.

Lightning struck several spots in the park, officials said, starting multiple fires with the two largest of particular concern.

The Colony Fire is in the Yucca Drainage near Crystal Cave Road, and the Paradise Fire is south of the middle fork of the Kaweah River.

“These fires are growing and have potential to affect park infrastructure and resources,” Park Service officials said in a news release. “The parks are aggressively attacking these fires to suppress them.”
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