Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 South Newcomb Street
Porterville, CA 93257
Caldwell Fire Burning North of Kernville, Now at 1,319 acres
Acres Burned: 1,319
Structures Burned: 0
Fuel Type: Brush
Kernville, CA- September 3, 2017 - On Thursday, September 1, 2017, at 14:37, the Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest was dispatched to the Caldwell Creek area west of Kernville for a reported vegetation fire. A significant thunderstorm had come through the area the previous evening and that morning.
The only area that continues to show heat is in the northeast corner of the fire near the Cannell Meadow Trail.
On Wednesday, September 5th, 2017, the management of the fire will be returned to the Sequoia National Forest.
The weather will be 91-96 degrees with humidity around 20-28%. Temperatures are expected to cool slightly throughout the week.
All roads in and around Kernville remain open. The only road closure in the fire area is Cherry Hill Road at Big Meadow. Cannell Meadow Trail is also closed.
For more information go to https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5579/ or call the Kern River Ranger District at 760-376-3781 ext. 635, from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday September 01st, 2017 approx. 02:37 PM|
|Incident Commander||Ryan Sampson|
|Incident Description||The Caldwell Fire Was Reported At 14:37, September 1, 2017 Near The Area Of Caldwell Creek, Kernville.|
|Coordinates||35.76 latitude, -118.406 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Short grass and brush
|Projected Incident Activity|