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, 2019 – The 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: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov information.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday September 08th, 2019 approx. 07:15 AM|
|Location||Southwest of Corral Meadow - on the Kern Plateau. Fire is within the old 2002 McNally Fire perimeter.|
|Incident Commander||IC Daniel Wild and Dylan Johnston IC(t) USFS|
|Incident Description||Wildland Fire|
|Coordinates||36.033 latitude, -118.384 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Heavy Dead and down timber from the McNally Fire of 2002.Brush, short grass and heavy logging slash.
Fire area and trail closure orders have been lifted. The public still needs to avoid going into the fire burn area.
The fire is now being patrolled by local fire resources.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Heavy fuels within the fire perimeter may contain some heat and smoke - no concern if smokes are within the fire perimeter.