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.