Crews Respond to Windy Peak Fire
Incident: Windy Peak Wildfire
The Windy Peak Fire in Kings Canyon National Park, discovered during a reconnaissance flight on August 23, has grown to an estimated 200 acres.
This lightning-caused fire is north of the Middle Fork of the Kings River near Simpson Meadow and Windy Peak.
Fire crews are working to hold this fire north of the Kings River. The fire is burning in brush and mixed conifer at 7,000 feet in elevation and has moderate to high potential for growth. There are currently no threats to life or property.
The parks are attempting to suppress fires because of fire danger, drought conditions, and the need for crews on fires elsewhere. However, the response strategy is limited by the number of firefighters in the parks. Demand for firefighting resources is high because of a number of large fires throughout the state and nation.