Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257
Phone: 760 376 3781 ext. 0
Hours: M-F 8:00 to 4:30
Fire information is available 7 days a week, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm., at the Kernville Ranger Station (760) 376-3781.
Kernville, Ca. Update on lightning fires on the Kern Plateau originating June 17th from a thunder storm.
The fires are located in the South Sierra Wilderness, in extremely steep, rocky terrain, thus proving to be difficult to access for personnel. Fires have been dropped to a Type 5 incident and camp at Troy Overflow has been wrapped up.
Both the Bald and Lost fires are now in patrol status. Firefighters did an excellent job of meeting goals, and utilizing MIST tactics in the Wilderness.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday June 17th, 2019 approx. 04:30 AM|
|Location||1)East of Jackass and north of Dead Horse Meadow.2) 5 miles northwest of Bald Mountain Lookout.|
|Incident Commander||Lost: Matt Ball w/ Geoffrey Gillespie (trainee). Bald: Richard Baker, Cecil Thompson - trainee|
|Incident Description||Lightning Fires Due To June Storm Activity Over The Kern Plateau.|
|Coordinates||36.064 latitude, -118.185 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Mixed Conifer and Pinyon, Manzanita and Mountain Mahogany
|Projected Incident Activity|
Bald Fire: In Patrol Status 22.3 ac. The Bald Fire will continue to be patrolled - smoke will be coming off the Bald for the next couple of weeks as the duff layer and 1,000 hour fuels continued to be consumed.
Lost Fire: 122 acres Patrol Status