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Basket Fire

Unit Information

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

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This incident is no longer being updated.

The Basket Fire was reported, Saturday, Sept.15, at approximately 7:00 a.m. by Kern County Fire Dept. The fire is located in the Greenhorn Mountains, near Rancheria Road and Poso Creek.

Incident Commander is Ed Fulton, and IC (trainee), Geoff Gillespie, both forest service fire fighters.

Fire was 100% contained on 9/22/2018. Control date is Oct. 3, 2018.

Fire has been determined to be human caused and remains under investigation.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused - Under Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday September 15th, 2018 approx. 07:00 AM
LocationGreenhorn Mtns. Poso Creek and Rancheria Road
Incident CommanderEd Fulton and Geoff Gillespie, (t)
Incident DescriptionWildland Fire
Coordinates35.618 latitude, -118.603 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel2
Size15 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday September 22nd, 2018 approx. 10:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Grass, brush and timber


Projected Incident Activity

Plans to have a Resource Advisor on the fire Wed., 9/19 to begin preparing a rehab plan for this incident.


Controlled, Oct. 3, 2018

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