Kernville, Ca. Update - Lightning Fires: Kern Plateau originating June 17th from a thunder storm.
The fires are located in the South Sierra Wilderness, in extremely steep, rocky terrain, thus proving to be difficult to access for personnel. Fires have been dropped to a Type 5 incident and camp at Troy Overflow has been wrapped up.
Both the Bald and Lost fires are now in patrol status. Firefighters did an excellent job of meeting goals, and utilizing MIST tactics in the Wilderness.
Date of Origin:
Monday June 17th, 2019 approx. 04:30 AM
1)East of Jackass and north of Dead Horse Meadow.2) 5 miles northwest of Bald Mountain Lookout.
Lost: M. Ball w/ G. Gillespie (trainee). Bald: R. Baker, C. Thompson - trainee
Lightning Fires Due To June Storm Activity Over The Kern Plateau.
Mixed Conifer and Pinyon, Manzanita and Mountain Mahogany
Projected Incident Activity:
Bald Fire: In Patrol Status 22.3 ac. Lost Fire: 122 acres Patrol Status