A fire in the Kings Canyon National Park was discovered Friday during a reconnaissance flight, a park official said.
The fire, estimated at 40 acres, was caused by lightning and is north of the middle fork of the Kings River near Simpson Meadow and Windy Peak. Park firefighting crews will be inserted into the area to determine the best response strategy with available resources.
The fire is burning at 7,000 feet in elevation and has moderate to high potential for growth, the park said. The fire is not threatening any property.
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