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Schaeffer Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Cindy Thill
Phone: 760 376-3781

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Schaeffer Fire Update

Schaeffer Fire Area and Trail CLOSURES HAVE BEEN LIFTED. However, the public needs to remain out of the fire area (perimeter) as it is considered a hazardous area.

Kernville, Ca. October 4, 2019The Schaeffer Fire has shown minimal fire growth in the last week, bringing the acreage to 297 acres and 100% containment.

The fire is being patrolled by local resources. Smokes within heavy fuels may be visible within the fire perimeter for weeks.

Smoke production has been minimal and will continue to diminish daily. The effect to hunters has been minimal.

For further information please call the Kernville Ranger Station at (760) 376-3781, Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. If in the fire area, you can visit the Blackrock Visitor Center, Thu-Mon, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit Inciweb: information.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday September 08th, 2019 approx. 07:15 AM
LocationSouthwest of Corral Meadow - on the Kern Plateau. Fire is within the old 2002 McNally Fire perimeter.
Incident CommanderIC Daniel Wild and Dylan Johnston IC(t) USFS
Incident DescriptionWildland Fire
Coordinates36.033 latitude, -118.384 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel4
Size297 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Heavy Dead and down timber from the McNally Fire of 2002.Brush, short grass and heavy logging slash.

Significant Events

Fire area and trail closure orders have been lifted. The public still needs to avoid going into the fire burn area.


Planned Actions

The fire is now being patrolled by local fire resources.

Projected Incident Activity

Patrol status


Heavy fuels within the fire perimeter may contain some heat and smoke - no concern if smokes are within the fire perimeter.