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Schaeffer Fire

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

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News Releases — Schaeffer Fire

Schaeffer Fire Area, Roads, and Trails Closure Rescinded Released: 8/2/2017
July 27, 2017 - Forest Service officials rescinded the Schaeffer Fire Area Closure Order within the Kern River and Western Divide Ranger Districts as of Friday, July 28, 2017. The fire is currently...
Schaeffer Fire Final Update Released: 7/16/2017
Acres Burned: 16,002 Containment: 77% Structures Threatened: 13 Injuries: 17 Personnel: 786 Fuel Type: Brush, timber, heavy dead and down Start Date: June 24, 2017 A Forest closure order for...
July 15 Schaeffer Fire Update Released: 7/15/2017
Acres Burned: 16,002 Structures Threatened: 13 Containment: 74 % Injuries: 17 Personnel: 985 Fuel Type: Brush, timber, heavy dead and down Start Date: June 24, 2017 A Forest closure order for...
Schaeffer Fire Containment Now at 61% Released: 7/14/2017
Acres Burned: 16,002 Structures Threatened: 13 Containment: 61% Injuries: 5 (minor) Personnel: 1,039 Fuel Type: Brush, timber, heavy dead and down Start Date: June 24, 2017 A Forest closure order...
Schaeffer Fire Reaches 42% Containment Released: 7/13/2017
Acres Burned: 15,859 Structures Threatened: 13 Containment: 42% Injuries: 4 (minor) Personnel: 1,141 Fuel Type: Brush, timber, heavy dead and down Start Date: June 24, 2017 A Forest closure...
Firefighters Achieve Increased Containment Released: 7/12/2017
Acres Burned: 15,859 Structures Threatened: 13 Containment: 25% Injuries: 4 (minor) Personnel: 928 Fuel Type: Brush, timber, heavy dead and down Start Date: June 24, 2017 A community meeting...
Firefighters Making Progress on Containment Released: 7/11/2017
A Forest closure order for the area of the fire, including all roads and trails has been issued, going into effect today and will remain in effect until the fire is declared out (Forest Order No....
Schaeffer Fire Now at 12,268 Acres Released: 7/8/2017
Schaeffer Fire Now at 12,268 Acres Acres Burned: 12,268 Structures Threatened: 12 Containment: 10% Injuries: 0 Personnel: 722 Fuel Type: Brush and Timber Kernville, CA July 8, 2017 - The...
Schaeffer Fire Burning North of Kernville, Now at 11,570 Acres Released: 7/7/2017
Acres Burned: 11,570 Structures Threatened: 12Containment: 10% Injuries: 0Personnel: 761 Fuel Type: Brush and TimberKernville, CA July 7, 2017 - The Schaeffer Fire is currently 11,570 acres and 10%...
Schaeffer Fire Burning North of Kernville, Now at 10,674 Acres Released: 7/6/2017
Acres Burned: 10,674 Structures Burned: 0 Containment: 8% Injuries: 0 Personnel: 614 Fuel Type: Brush and Timber Kernville, CA July 6, 2017 - The Schaeffer Fire is currently 10,674 acres and 8%...