Firefighters respond to early morning "Cattle Fire"
off Highway 178
UPDATE @ 7:02 p.m. - Highway 178 between Lake Isabella and Bakersfield is now OPEN - both lanes. Fire is 100% contained and in patrol/monitor status- drive safely as fire resources are still on the roadsides
KERNVILLE, Ca....Firefighters responded to a wildland fire, early this morning on Highway 178, in the Lower Kern Canyon, 1 1/2 miles east of the mouth of the canyon. The fire is 92 acres and 100 contained.
Date of Origin:
Saturday October 05th, 2019 approx. 02:15 AM
Kern River Ranger District SQF. 1 mile east (up river) from the Powerhouse (Bakersfield end)on Hwy. 178 between Bakersfield and Lake Isabella.
IC USFS Adam Sanders
Highway 178 is open - both lanes- use caution fire personnel will remain on the roadsides.
Projected Incident Activity:
None at this time
Phone: 760 376 3781 ext. 625
Hours: Sat. to 10:00 pm
Fire Unit Information
Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257