Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257
River Fire declared out Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1:45 p.m.
Kernville, California, October 18, 2019 - Firefighters responded to a wildland fire, at approximately 12:39 today. The fire is located 6 miles east of the mouth of the Kern River Canyon (Bakersfield side) on Highway 178, (running between Lake Isabella and Bakersfield). The "River" fire was burning in grass, on extremely steep and rocky terrain and has been held to 25 acres, due to the quick response from multiple resources.
The fire was being managed under Unified Command between the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Both air and ground resources responded to the fire including 3 air tankers, 3 helicopters, 5 hand crews, 7 engines (and patrols), a water tender, law enforcement, fire investigators, and fire management overhead from the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Kern County Fire Department.
Personnel from Cal-Trans and California Highway Patrol were staffing road blocks on both the Lake Isabella and Bakersfield sides.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday October 18th, 2019 approx. 12:30 PM|
|Location||Highway 178 between Lake Isabella and Bakersfield. South side of the highway and 6 miles east of the Bakersfield end.|
|Incident Commander||USFS Johnston and Starling|
|Incident Description||Wildland Fire|
|Coordinates||35.474 latitude, -118.752 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday October 20th, 2019 approx. 01:45 PM|
Fire called out Sunday, 10/20/2019
(Temps 75 and RH 26 upon initial report of fire).