Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 South Newcomb Street
Porterville, CA 93257
Way Fire Incident Fact Sheet August 23, 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.
Total Personnel: 500
Estimated costs to date: $6,400,000.00
Cause: Under Investigation
Command Structure: California Interagency Incident Management Team 5
Yesterdays fire activity:
With the arrival of the predicted gusty winds the Way Fire’s containment lines passed the test and no acreage increases occurred. Minimal fire activity was observed during the night shift, however the potential for small flare ups remains as some larger diameter vegetation within the fire perimeter will hold heat for some time.
Today’s fire efforts:
Suppression repair work will continue on fire impacted areas. Reinforcement of containment lines continues as air operations support these efforts.
Structure Damage Assessment: Damage assessment performed by Kern County is complete.
The results of the assessment report nine structures destroyed and two damaged by the Way Fire.
Resources assigned to the Way Fire: Demobilization of resources is well underway as other incidents in the state of California require additional personnel and equipment. A Type 3 incident management team is inbound and will assume command of the Way Fire tomorrow morning.
Announcement: The annual Rubber Duck festival will take place today in Kernville. Increased visitors are anticipated therefore caution is advised when driving on roadways.
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