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Way Fire Update 8.20.2014 8 pm

Incident: Way Fire Wildfire
Released: 8/20/2014

Way Fire Incident Fact Sheet

August 20, 2014 8 P.M.

On Call Fire Information Officer: (661) 330-0133, (760) 376-3781

Location: Wofford Heights, North side of Hwy 155

Start Date & Time: August 18, 2014 2:38 P.M.

Acres: 3858

Containment 48%

Total Personnel: 835

Estimated costs to date: $2,900,000.00

Cause: Under Investigation

Unified Command: USFS, BLM, Kern County

Today’s fire activity: On the north end of the fire rolling burning material continues to fall off the ridge line but helicopter water drops are keeping it in check. On the southern half of the fire good progress was made today as containment percentage continues to increase. Special Announcement: As of 4 p.m. today all evacuations have been lifted. Also there are no longer any road closures in place for the Way Fire. Firefighters and utilities companies continue to work in the area. Please drive with caution. Public Meeting: A public meeting occurred today at 6 p.m. in order to update affected residents and the general public. The meeting was conducted with “ live streaming.” The meeting is archived on YouTube and can be accessed at later date by pasting the following link in your browser.


Cooperating Agencies: Kern County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, Kern County Road Dept. SoCal Edison, American Red Cross

Additional Information: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov ; www.kerncountyfire.org www.facebook.com/kerncountyfire; www.flickr.com/kerncountyfire

Unit Information

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Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Porterville, CA 93257

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