Schaeffer Fire Update
Schaeffer Fire Area and Trail CLOSURES HAVE BEEN LIFTED. However, the public needs to remain out of the fire area (perimeter) as it is considered a hazardous area.
Kernville, Ca. October 15, 2019 – The Schaeffer Fire is 297 acres and 100% contained.
The fire is being monitored by Bald Mountain Fire Lookout and strategically placed mountaintop cameras.
Smoke production has been minimal and will continue to diminish daily. The effect to hunters has been minimal. Smokes within heavy fuels may be visible within the fire perimeter for weeks, showing a few light and wispy smokes at this time.
For further information please call the Kernville Ranger Station at (760) 376-3781, Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. If in the fire area, you can visit the Blackrock Visitor Center, Thu-Mon, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov information.
Date of Origin:
Sunday September 08th, 2019 approx. 07:15 AM
Southwest of Corral Meadow - on the Kern Plateau. Fire is within the old 2002 McNally Fire perimeter.
IC Daniel Wild and Dylan Johnston IC(t) USFS
Heavy Dead and down timber from the McNally Fire of 2002.Brush, short grass and heavy logging slash.
Fire area and trail closure orders have been lifted. The public still needs to avoid going into the fire burn area.
Current monitoring tactics appear sufficient and monitoring will continue.
Projected Incident Activity:
Monitoring status by Bald Mountain Fire Lookout and strategically placed mountain top cameras, overseeing the fire perimeter.
Heavy fuels within the fire perimeter may contain some heat and smoke - no concern if smokes are within the fire perimeter.
Phone: 760 376-3781
Fire Unit Information
Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257