Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 South Newcomb Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday June 27th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM|
|Location||5 Miles North of Kernville-Community of Riverkern|
|Incident Description||Wildland Fire|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Grass and brush
Power lines are back up.