Caldwell Fire

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Caldwell Fire

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Approximate Location

35.76 latitude, -118.406 longitude

Incident Overview

09012017 USFS Caldwell Fire Photos

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Caldwell Fire Burning North of Kernville, Now at 1,319 acres

Acres Burned: 1,319
Structures Burned: 0

Containment: 90%
Injuries: 2(minor)
Personnel: 86
Fuel Type:

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 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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginFriday September 01st, 2017 approx. 02:37 PM
LocationKernville, CA
Incident CommanderRyan Sampson
Incident DescriptionThe Caldwell Fire Was Reported At 14:37, September 1, 2017 Near The Area Of Caldwell Creek, Kernville.

Current Situation

Total Personnel2
Size1,319 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short grass and brush


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Patrol Status

Projected Incident Activity

Patrol Status

Unit Information

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

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