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Stagecoach Fire

Unit Information

Central California District
Bureau of Land Management
5152 Hillsdale Circle
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

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This incident is no longer being updated.

This is the final update for the Stagecoach Fire, which burned 7,760 acres, is 100 percent contained and been placed in patrol status. The fire burned Mojave Desert shrub, pinyon juniper and oak trees. Portions of the Stagecoach Fire burned into the Piute Fire scar.

Start: the Stagecoach Fire started Aug. 3, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. The cause is under investigation. 

Unified Command is sad to report that Captain Peter Hein, who was serving in a support role on the Type 2 team suffered an accute medical emergency and passed away at a Kern County hospital. Capt. Hein retired after 25 years with the U.S. Forest Service and CalFire, returned to work for the Inyo National Forest and was active with the Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department. His family has requested any remembrance be sent to the Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department. View a memorial video for Captain Hein  at

Please remember public lands managed by the BLM Bakersfield Field Office are currently under fire restrictions. A listing of fire restrictions throughout BLM California, along with an interactive map, are available at

Please visit the Sequoia National Forest webpage to view their current fire restrictions under the Alerts & Warnings section at
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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday August 03rd, 2020 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationNear the community of Havilah in Kern County, about nine miles south of Lake Isabella.
Incident CommanderUnified Command
Coordinates35.465 latitude, -118.544 longitude

Current Situation

Size7,760 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Tall brush (2 ft.)