On the morning of Friday, January 10, 2020, structural firefighters responded to a fully engulfed non-residential multi-use building at Grant Grove Village in Kings Canyon National Park. The fire is extinguished and the cause is under investigation.
The building is utilized by Sequoia-Kings Canyon’s concessioner, Delaware North Companies, and consists of a kitchen, laundry, and restroom facilities for their staff. Due to the building’s design, such as a separating fire wall, the fire was confined to half the building.
The building is not currently useable. There are no direct impacts to any visitor services, and guest facilities remain open as scheduled.
The National Park Service was assisted by Engine 70 and Water Tender 70 from Hume Lake Fire & Rescue and by Tulare County Fire Department.