Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257
PLEASE USE CAUTION AND SLOW DOWN WHEN DRIVING PAST PRESCRIBED BURN AREAS.
Public and firefighter safety remain our #1 priority-Watch for Smoke across Burlando Road.
This past winter, Kern River Ranger District fire personnel fell trees throughout the Kernville Golf Course, due to drought kill.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 crews chipped the piled slash from the felled Ash and Locust trees.
Today, May 22, crews will be burning the slash piles from the smaller limbs.
Smoke may be seen off of Burlando Road, (parallel with the burn sites), Kernville, Wofford heights and the east side of the Lake.
Point of Contact is Acting Deputy District Ranger, Marty Gmelin, Kernville Ranger Station at (760) 376-3781, Extension 611, Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
District Fuels Officer: John Lange, Burn Boss: Ed Fulton and (t) Burn Boss Ryan Sampson.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Cause||Prescribed Hazardous Fuel Piles|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 approx. 10:00 AM|
|Location||Kern Valley Golf Course|
|Incident Commander||Burn Boss Ed Fulton, (t) Ryan Sampson|
|Incident Description||Hazardous Trees Were Felled, On The Golf Course During The Winter. Firefighters Are Burning The Small Diameter Limb Slash.|
|Coordinates||35.742 latitude, -118.423 longitude|
Drought loss of Locust and Ash species.
Ignite piles and monitor
|Projected Incident Activity|
Piles may continue to hold heat and put off some smoke through Thursday.
Light rain predicted