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Cattle 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 ext. 625
Hours: Sat. to 10:00 pm

Firefighters respond to early morning "Cattle Fire"
off Highway 178

UPDATE @ 7:02 p.m. - Highway 178 between Lake Isabella and Bakersfield is now OPEN - both lanes. Fire is 100% contained and in patrol/monitor status- drive safely as fire resources are still on the roadsides

KERNVILLE, Ca....Firefighters responded to a wildland fire, early this morning on Highway 178, in the Lower Kern Canyon, 1 1/2 miles east of the mouth of the canyon. The fire is 92 acres and 100 contained. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday October 05th, 2019 approx. 02:15 AM
LocationKern River Ranger District SQF. 1 mile east (up river) from the Powerhouse (Bakersfield end)on Hwy. 178 between Bakersfield and Lake Isabella.
Incident Commander IC USFS Adam Sanders
Incident DescriptionWildland Fire
Coordinates35.642 latitude, -118.961 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel2
Size92 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved


Significant Events

Highway 178 is open - both lanes- use caution fire personnel will remain on the roadsides.


Planned Actions

Patrol status

Projected Incident Activity

Patrol status

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

None at this time