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June Lightning 2019

Unit Information

Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257

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Cascade Idaho Firefighters going into Bald Fire, Kern PlateauImage options: [ Full Size ]

Patrol status

Kernville, Ca. Update - Lightning Fires: 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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday June 17th, 2019 approx. 04:30 AM
Location1)East of Jackass and north of Dead Horse Meadow.2) 5 miles northwest of Bald Mountain Lookout.
Incident CommanderLost: M. Ball w/ G. Gillespie (trainee). Bald: R. Baker, C. Thompson - trainee
Incident DescriptionLightning Fires Due To June Storm Activity Over The Kern Plateau.
Coordinates36.064 latitude, -118.185 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size122 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Mixed Conifer and Pinyon, Manzanita and Mountain Mahogany


Planned Actions

Patrol Status

Projected Incident Activity

Patrol Status


Bald Fire: In Patrol Status 22.3 ac. Lost Fire: 122 acres Patrol Status

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