A seven-person fire crew is fighting a 20-acre fire in Sequoia National Park, the Park Service said Thursday.
The lighting-caused fire started Nov. 5 at about 5,800 feet north of Yucca Mountain at the junction of Yucca Ridge and Pine Ridge. It is in a remote area well to the west of Generals Highway, and no roads or trails have been closed.
“There are some prehistoric and historic archaeological resources to the west of the fire,” which prompted the Park Service to send a crew to keep it from advancing to the west and north, said fire information officer Rebecca Paterson.
The late season fire is mostly low to moderate, with isolated pockets of active fire. It is not spreading fast and there are no giant sequoia groves at risk in the area, the park service said.