Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257
UPDATE Dec. 15, 2021: Cherry Hill Road, 63 piles accomplished to date & Dec. 14, there was no access due to snow. Breckenridge, Dec. 14th, 71 piles completed so far.
Update: Prescribed burns took place at both the Cherry Hill Road and Breckenridge areas yesterday, 12/13/2021. Weather permitting, burns will continue throughout this week.
Kern River Ranger District plans for Prescribed Burning Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument
Kernville, CA – December 10, 2021 As weather conditions permit, the Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest will complete two prescribed fire projects in the Breckenridge Mountains and the west side of the Kern Plateau. The targeted acreage is 200 acres.
Both areas are the result of thinning and fuel reduction projects performed by contractors in past years.
Fire crews plan to start ignitions on Monday, December 13, through December 16, 2021. The first planned units are located along the Breckenridge Mountain Road (#28S06) and the Wood Road near Golf Meadow Road (#28S08). The second units on the Kern Plateau are along Cherry Hill Road (#22S12), continuing south to the Horse Meadow Campground area.
Before burning smoke management practices go into consideration by monitoring forecasted wind direction to divert much of the smoke away from communities and recreation sites; smoke may still be visible at times.
For more information, please call the Kernville Ranger Station, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (760) 376-3781.
|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Monday December 13th, 2021 approx. 09:00 AM|
|Location||1)Breckenridge Road and Wood Road - Breckenridge Mountains.2 Westside Kern Plateau-along Cherry Hill Road, continuing south to Horse Meadow Campground.|
|Incident Commander||Bryan Gaines, USFS KRRD FMO|
|Incident Description||Prescribed burn piles|
|Coordinates||35.914 latitude, -118.372 longitude|
Brush, limbs from previous clearing/hazardous fuel reduction projects.
Monday's pile burns at both Cherry Hill and Breckenridge were successful. Firefighters are out again today, Dec. 14, 2021
Plans are to burn piles M-F, 12/13-12/16,2021
|Projected Incident Activity|
200 acres is the projected project acreage of piles to complete this project. Daily totals will fluctuate depending on weather/access issues.
Burning will take place, weather permitting.
Weather will be monitored throughout the day