Wildfire Incident Report

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Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Stagecoach Fire
Last Updated
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 5:00 PM PDT
(7 months ago)
Fire Reported
Monday, August 3, 2020 10:33 AM PDT
(7 months ago)
Incident Type
22.5 miles E of Bakersfield, CA
Responsible Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Responsible Fire Unit
This fire is approximately 99% contained.
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

This is the final update for the Stagecoach Fire, which burned 7,760 acres, is 100 percent contained and been placed in patrol status. The fire burned Mojave Desert shrub, pinyon juniper and oak trees. Portions of the Stagecoach Fire burned into the Piute Fire scar.

Start: the Stagecoach Fire started Aug. 3, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. The cause is under investigation. 

Unified Command is sad to report that Captain Peter Hein, who was serving in a support role on the Type 2 team suffered an accute medical emergency and passed away at a Kern County hospital. Capt. Hein retired after 25 years with the U.S. Forest Service and CalFire, returned to work for the Inyo National Forest and was active with the Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department. His family has requested any remembrance be sent to the Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department. View a memorial video for Captain Hein  at https://www.facebook.com/SequoiaNF/posts/1363818270486737.

Please remember public lands managed by the BLM Bakersfield Field Office are currently under fire restrictions. A listing of fire restrictions throughout BLM California, along with an interactive map, are available at https://go.usa.gov/xmUEG.

Please visit the Sequoia National Forest webpage to view their current fire restrictions under the Alerts & Warnings section at https://www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia/. 
To learn how you can do your part to prevent wildland fires visit www.readyforwildfire.org.

Incident Type
Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Monday August 03rd, 2020 approx. 03:30 PM
Near the community of Havilah in Kern County, about nine miles south of Lake Isabella.
Incident Commander
Unified Command
35.465, -118.544
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Sunday August 16th, 2020 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved
Tall brush (2 ft.)
Incident Contact
Serena Baker, BLM
Email: sbaker@blm.gov
Phone: 916-941-3146
Fire Unit Information
Central California District
Bureau of Land Management
5152 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Dispatch Contact
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection | Sacramento, CA
Website: http://calfire.ca.gov/
Incident Map

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