KNP Complex Fire reaches 30% containment

Posted at 8:19 AM, Oct 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 11:19:39-04

(KERO) — As of Monday morning, the KNP Complex Fire has burned more than 87,000 and is 30% contained.

There are nearly 2,000 fire officials fighting the flames. Evacuations orders and warnings are in place with major portions of the Sequoia National Forest closed.

The windy fire is 88% contained and nearly 98,000 acres have burned.

The fire was sparked by lightning and expected full containment by Thursday.


Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist:

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.