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Erskine Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 7/6/2016

Approximate Location

35.617 latitude, -118.453 longitude

Incident Overview

A perimeter map of the Erskine Fire

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Last updated at 07/06/2016 at 8:40AM

The type 3 team will transition to the type 4 organization today at 8:00 AM. Today will be the last daily update.
Fire crews will patrol the perimeter of the fire and conduct mop-up operations as needed. Smoldering stumps and heavy fuels well within the fire’s perimeter might generate smoke that could be visible for the next several days.

All roads remain open with the exception of Piute Mountain Rd which is located within the forest closure area.

Fire Restrictions: A reminder that the June 10, 2016 order issued by the Sequoia National Forest to restrict fire use is still in effect. It includes campfires or charcoal fires, being allowed only in designated campgrounds; smoking confined to enclosed vehicles or buildings, developed recreation sites and other designated sites; and a ban on fireworks, exploding targets, tracer rounds and other incendiary ammunition or devices in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument at any time. This includes sparklers and so-called safe and sane fireworks. For a full list of fire restrictions and other alerts, visit www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/sequoia/alerts-notices for a list of areas.

Shelters: The shelter at Kernville Elementary will close on Thursday at noon. The Red Cross Safe and Well website is https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php.




Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginThursday June 23rd, 2016 approx. 04:00 PM
LocationLake Isabella area, Kern County
Incident CommanderBureau Of Land Management, USFS & Kern County

Current Situation

Total Personnel73
Size48,019 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%
Fuels Involved

Brush and short grass

Significant Events

Minimal Smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol and mop-up.

Continue to improve fireline.

Continue suppression repair.

Projected Incident Activity

Creeping and smoldering is anticipated around isolated islands and should not pose a threat to the fireline. Heavy fuels will continue to burn down until consumed or extinguished. No lateral movement expected.

Remarks

The type 3 team has transitioning to a type 4 organization as of 0800 AM today.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Skies: clear

Unit Information

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Central California District
Bureau of Land Management
2750 Yowlunmne Porterville California 93257
CA

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