The McFarland Fire was started by lightning on July 29th near McFarland Ridge, south of Highway 36 near Wildwood, California. The fire is currently mapped at 122,653 acres with 100% containment.
BURNED AREA EMERGENCY RESPONSE (BAER) ASSESSMENT Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds by a BAER team to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System lands and take immediate actions to implement emergency stabilization measures before the first post-fire damaging events. Fires result in loss of vegetation, exposure of soil to erosion, and increased water runoff that may lead to flooding, increased sediment, debris flows, and damage to critical natural and cultural resources.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 29th, 2021 approx. 06:45 PM|
|Location||McFarland Ridge, south of Highway 36|
|Incident Commander||Jason Bunker|
|Incident Description||South of Wildwood, CA|
|Coordinates||40.35 latitude, -123.034 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday September 16th, 2021 approx. 03:45 PM|
Acres burned by ownership to date:
CA Lands Commission: 608