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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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Incident Contact

Cindy Thill
Phone: 760 376-3781
Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Per Bryan Gaines, District Fire Management Officer, the Kern River Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest is planning to burn fuel piles tomorrow, Wednesday, November 10, 2021, if weather, air quality, and fuel moisture conditions, permit. 

The unit is located in the Black Mountain Saddle area, a mile north of Greenhorn Summit.  The area will cover approximately 6 acres of timber slash piles, which are the result of thinning projects on drought and beetle killed trees. 

The objective of the thinning project is to make conifer forests and other associated wildlife habitat more resilient to wildfire, reduce hazardous accumulations of vegetation and fuels, reduce overall fire danger to firefighters and the public, and to build resilience to future catastrophic wildfires.

Smoke may be visible from several communities surrounding Isabella Lake.

For further information, please call the Kernville Ranger Station at (760) 376-3781, Mon.-Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginWednesday November 10th, 2021 approx. 09:00 AM
LocationOne mile north of the Greenhorn Summit
Incident CommanderRichard Baker, Capt. 40 - US Forest Service
Incident DescriptionPrescribed burn piles
Coordinates35.748 latitude, -118.545 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel20
Fuels Involved

Brush, limbs from previous clearing project

Significant Events

3 Engines, 1 Wildland Fire Module + 1 patrol on scene


Planned Actions

Burn piles if weather permits


This project should be one day and mopped up completely by day's end