Bell Fire

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Fire burned, uphill and away from the residential area.

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The Bell Fire was reported on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 3:57 p.m.

The Bell fire is within the Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest. The fire is located in the community of Riverkern, 5 miles north of the town of Kernville.

Helicopter 23 gave the first size up as 5-10 acres, in grass and brush. The fire was burning behind the residential area of Riverkern, making runs uphill and away from the homes. Upon initial attack the fire had high potential and homes were at risk. Hazards were the powerlines in the area.

The fire investigation is continuing.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday June 27th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM
Location5 Miles North of Kernville-Community of Riverkern
Incident DescriptionWildland Fire

Current Situation

Size108 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grass and brush



Power lines are back up.

Unit Information

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Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Porterville, CA 93257

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