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Friday, August 23, 2013

Windy Peak Fire CA-KNP-00013, Kings Canyon National Park 681 acres, 75% contained. Ziegler, Type 4 IC., #CaFire #LightningFire

Windy Peak Fire CA-KNP-00013, CA-KNP Windy Peak Kings Canyon National Park

Update 9-6 1900: 
Update 9-4 1900: 681 acres, 75% contained. Ziegler, Type 4 IC. 
Update 9-4 0900:  681 acres, 50% contained.
Update 9-3 1900: 681 acres, 50% contained. Winkler, Type 4 IC. 
Update 9-1 1900: 681 acres, 50% contained
Update 9-1 0900: 640 acres, 50% contained
Update 8-31 0900: 640 acres, 50% contained
Update 8-29 1900: 635 acres, 40% contained, Suarez, Type 4 IC
Update 8-29 0900: 635 acres, 30% contained, Suarez, Type 4 IC
Update 8-28 0800: 600 acres, 20% contained;  expected containment Suarez, Type 4 IC, 10/20/2013
Update 8-27 Noon: 
Update 8-26 Noon: 400 acres, 30% contained
The fire is located in designated wilderness. Area is extremely steep, remote, and largely inaccessible ranging between 7,000 and 11,000 feet in elevation. Only effective access is by helicopter.

Suppression actions being taken where fire fighter safety is not being compromised. Most of the fire is burning in steep and inaccessible terrain. Natural barriers employed as much as possible in suppression strategy. Much of the tactical work should be completed in 2-4 days. Monitoring of the fire would need to occur through the end of fire season.

Location: North of the Middle Fork of the Kings River near Simpson Meadow and Windy Peak.
Reported Date/time: Discovered 8-23 lightning caused.
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ROC: estimated at 40 acres, lightning caused.
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