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Shirley Fire Update Final, June 20, 2014
If you would like information regarding the Shirley Fire please call the Kern River Ranger District at (760) 376-3781. Current Situation: The Shirley fire is now 100% contained. The fire will... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 7/15/2014

Approximate Location

35.717 latitude, -118.555 longitude

Incident Overview

Shirley Fire Information Map, June 20, 2014 Final

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Termination of Order: Road closures applicable to the Shirley Fire National Forest System, dated June 14, 2014, and signed by Kevin B. Elliott, Forest Supervisor, are terminated effective at 6:00 p.m. on June 26, 2014.If you would like information regarding the Shirley Fire please call the Kern River Ranger District at (760) 376-3781.

The Shirley fire is 100% contained. As a reminder to the public, the fire will continue to burn in the interior (middle of burned area, away from the edge) and produce smoke which will be visible throughout the valley. This interior burning does not pose a threat to the perimeter.

The more than 1,600 firefighters that worked on the Shirley Complex would like to express their sincere gratitude to the residents and businesses in the Kern Valley for their heartfelt support.

If you are planning to visit, please see the Sequoia National Forest website for information on restrictions. http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sequoia/alerts-notices/?aid=22758

Acres: 2,545 acres Containment: 100% Cause: Under Investigation Cost to Date: 12,155,450.00

Total Personnel at Peak: 1,613 Engines at Peak: 110 Crews at Peak: 37 Helicopters at Peak: 10

Air Tankers at Peak: 6 Water Tenders at Peak: 12


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginFriday June 13th, 2014 approx. 07:00 PM
LocationWest of Lake Isabella
Incident CommanderHearons,mike
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Size2,545 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber with grass and understory.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Crews continue to patrol containment lines, mop-up to 300', and perform fire suppression repair work.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hour:No projected spread

24 hour:No projected spread

48 hour:No projected spread

72 hour:No projected spread

Remarks

Shirley Fire Road Closures will be lifted TONIGHT - Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 6:00 PM.

Unit Information

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Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St.
Porterville, CA 93257

Incident Contact

Kernville
Phone: 760 376-3781 ext. 625

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