Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX

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Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX


Approximate Location

35.484 latitude, -118.619 longitude

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginTuesday March 20th, 2018 approx. 09:00 AM
LocationTwo locations: Greenhorn Mountains at Black Mountain Saddle and the Fulton Work Center compound, off Hwy. 155.
Incident CommanderBryan Hellett
Incident DescriptionFire Crews Will Be Conducting Fuel Reduction Pile Burns- Consisting Of Drought And Beetle Killed Trees, Today, March 20, 2018 At 2 Locations: Fulton Work Center Compound, Off Hwy. 155 And Black Mtn. Saddle, Ne Of Greenhorn Summit Station. Smoke Will Be Visible From Several Communities Surrounding Isabella Lake - No Road Closures Are Anticipated.

Current Situation

Total Personnel14
Fuels Involved

Timber slash piles, consisting of beetle and drought killed tree piles.

Significant Events

No trail or road closures are anticipated. Smoke will be visible from most communities surrounding Isabella Lake.


Planned Actions

Perform hazardous fuel pile burns if weather and air conditions are met.

Projected Incident Activity

Burning will continue throughout the next few months as daily conditions permit.


***To date: 1,600 hazardous fuel piles have been burned** Prescribed burns this season, consist of some broadcast and some pile burning. Planned projects may be postponed, at times, until conditions become favorable.

Unit Information

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

Incident Contact

Bryan Hellett/Cindy Thill
Phone: 760 376-3781 ext. 625
Hours: M-F 9:00-4:00

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