Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 South Newcomb Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday June 27th, 2018 approx. 07:00 AM|
|Location||Hanning Flat - East side of Isabella Lake|
|Incident Commander||Burn Boss Bryan Hellett, DFMO and Trainee Burn Boss Chris Scott, Crew 40, Supt.|
|Incident Description||Hazardous Fuel Removal Along The Dirt Road Into The Hanning Flat Area.|
|Coordinates||35.648 latitude, -118.471 longitude|
Grasses, light brush.
Prescribed burning project - reduce, hazardous fuels/ grasses.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Planned projects may be postponed, at times, until conditions become favorable. Conditions can include winds, temperatures and humidity changes.