Terrain
Satellite
OSM
KRRD Prescribed 2021/22
FIRE
22,117.0
acres
25 mi
ENE of Bakersfield, CA
2 weeksago
reported
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
51 mins, 20 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7891
Fire Start:
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:00 AM PST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the KRRD Prescribed 2021/22 Fire

Per Bryan Gaines, District Fire Management Officer, the Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest is planning to burn fuel piles tomorrow, Wednesday, November 10, 2021, if weather, air quality, and fuel moisture conditions, permit. 

The unit is located in the Black Mountain Saddle area, a mile north of Greenhorn Summit.  The area will cover approximately 6 acres of timber slash piles, which are the result of thinning projects on drought and beetle killed trees. 

The objective of the thinning project is to make conifer forests and other associated wildlife habitat more resilient to wildfire, reduce hazardous accumulations of vegetation and fuels, reduce overall fire danger to firefighters and the public, and to build resilience to future catastrophic wildfires.

Smoke may be visible from several communities surrounding Isabella Lake.

For further information, please call the Kernville Ranger Station at (760) 376-3781, Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Prescribed Fire
Date of Origin:
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 9:00 AM PST
Location:
One mile north of the Greenhorn Summit
Incident Commander:
Richard Baker, Capt. 40 - US Forest Service
Incident Description:
Prescribed burn piles
Coordinates:
35.748, -118.545

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
20
Fuels Involved:
Brush, limbs from previous clearing project
Significant Events:
3 Engines, 1 Wildland Fire Module + 1 patrol on scene

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Burn piles if weather permits
Remarks:
This project should be one day and mopped up completely by day's end

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Cindy Thill
Email: cynthia.thill@usda.gov
Phone: 760 376-3781
Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257