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Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX

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

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Kernville, Ca….November 20172018: Hazardous Fuels Reduction projects are scheduled this winter/Spring on three mountaintops within the Kern River Ranger District on the Sequoia National Forest, as well as some lower elevation burning along Isabella Lake.

Fire managers work closely with the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District to manage smoke production and reduce any local impacts.

Forest Service crews prep fire lines and cut ladder fuels to prepare for burning during winter months. Prep work is necessary to ensure the project work is accomplished safely and to provide control measures.

Fire crews and several fire engines, along with overhead (fire management and operations personnel), water tenders and prevention patrols are conducting prescribed burn operations along the road into Hanning Flat.

Some smoke across Sierra Way - drive cautiously and watch for fire personnel and equipment on the road.

Hanning Flat is a high visitor/recreational use area. This burn project will help to eliminate hazardous fuel build-ups in the area.

Chris Scott, Burn Boss trainee, stated, "This project is going well, today. (June 27, 2018). The fire is burning in a mosaic pattern and that is what we were going for."

Picture on this page, depicts Fire fighters conducting prescribed burn operations at Hanning Flat Dispersed Campground - East side of Isabella Lake.

Prescribed burn efforts will continue throughout the winter/spring as weather, air quality and available resources permit.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginWednesday June 27th, 2018 approx. 07:00 AM
LocationHanning Flat - East side of Isabella Lake
Incident CommanderBurn Boss Bryan Hellett, DFMO and Trainee Burn Boss Chris Scott, Crew 40, Supt.
Incident DescriptionHazardous Fuel Removal Along The Dirt Road Into The Hanning Flat Area.
Coordinates35.648 latitude, -118.471 longitude

Current Situation

Size51 Acres
Fuels Involved

Grasses, light brush.

Significant Events

Prescribed burning project - reduce, hazardous fuels/ grasses.


Planned Actions

Patrol status

Projected Incident Activity



Planned projects may be postponed, at times, until conditions become favorable. Conditions can include winds, temperatures and humidity changes.

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