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KRRD Prescribed Fire 2021/22

Unit Information

Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257

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Burn Piles on Breckenridge Mtns.Image options: [ Full Size ]

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginMonday December 13th, 2021 approx. 09:00 AM
Location1)Breckenridge Road and Wood Road - Breckenridge Mountains.2 Westside Kern Plateau-along Cherry Hill Road, continuing south to Horse Meadow Campground.
Incident CommanderBryan Gaines, USFS KRRD FMO
Incident DescriptionPrescribed burn piles
Coordinates35.914 latitude, -118.372 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel30
Size200 Acres
Fuels Involved

Brush, limbs from previous clearing/hazardous fuel reduction projects.

Significant Events

Monday's pile burns at both Cherry Hill and Breckenridge were successful. Firefighters are out again today, Dec. 14, 2021


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Weather will be monitored throughout the day

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