149 acre prescribed fire planned in Sequoia National Park

The Fresno BeeMay 26, 2014 

A number of trails will be closed May 27-28 when fire crews plan to ignite a prescribed fire in a 149-acre area of Sequoia National Park, the National Park Service said.

The area of Bear Hill will be burned over two to three days, depending on weather and air-quality conditions.

With fuel accumulations within historical levels, the National Park Service said the ignitions will likely result in a low intensity fire with limited smoke. The area was last burned with prescribed fire in 2001.

Some trails will remain open allowing visitors to watch the fire and firefighters at work.

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