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Way Fire Update 08.22.14 8 am

Incident: Way Fire Wildfire
Released: 8/22/2014

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Way Fire Incident Fact Sheet

August 22, 2014 8 A.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: 4045

Containment 78%

Total Personnel: 746

Estimated costs to date: $4,700,000.00

Cause: Under Investigation

Command Structure: California Interagency Incident Management Team 5

Last night’s fire activity:

Last evening work continued on reinforcement of containment lines where access and topography allowed. Minimal activity was observed over the fire area.

Today’s fire efforts:

Containment lines will be tested today as a dry, cold weather front will bring strong northwesterly winds with gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Suppression repair work will continue on fire impacted areas. Reinforcement of containment lines continues as air operations support these efforts.


Today’s weather will be sunny and hot with highs near 90 degrees. As stated earlier a weather front will move into the area this afternoon bringing with it gusty winds up to 35 miles per hour.

The public meeting held in Wofford Heights last Wednesday evening is archived on YouTube and can be accessed by pasting the following link in your browser.


Cooperating Agencies: Kern County Sheriff, Kern County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol, Kern County Road Department. Kern County Building Department, Southern California Edison and The American Red Cross

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


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