Way Fire Incident Final Update

Fire Information Officer (661) 330-0133, (760) 376-3781
Incident Name: Way Fire Incident Final Update
Incident Time: 2:38:00 pm
Incident Date: 08-18-2014
Incident Location: North Side of Hwy 155, Wofford Heights
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Acres: 4045
 Personnel:  114
 Containment: 96%
 Cost to date: $6,900,000.00
 Cause: Under Investigation

 

Structure Fire - North Side of Highway 155, Wofford Heights

Update: Yesterday aerial assets were used on isolated flare ups on the northern portion of the fire. Elsewhere, fire activity remained minimal and crews are no longer working night shifts. Day crews yesterday patrolled and mopped up in areas that allowed safe access.

Today:  At 6:00 AM Sunday (August 24, 2014) California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 transferred command of the Way Fire to a Type 3 Management Team under the supervision of Joaquin Marquez, Superintendent Kings River Hotshots. The new team will continue to improve containment lines, patrol and monitor for any fire activity. If needed, air assets will be available on those portions of the fire where rugged, unstable and steep terrain prevents entry by ground crews

Crews and resources continue to demobilize and the Incident Command Post at Camp 9 in the Kernville area has closed as fire activity winds down. The Type 3 Team assigned to the fire will remain in Kernville and the public is cautioned to drive safely in areas where firefighters and utility companies may still be working.

Weather: The weather should not be a major factor today as temperatures are expected to be in the 80’s with upslope winds from 3-6 miles per hour and humidity between 12-16%.

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

Additional Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4086/www.facebook.com/kerncountyfire;  www.flickr.com/kerncountyfire

This will be the final update on the Way Fire.  Please call the U.S. Forest Service
Kernville Ranger Station at (760) 376-378 and press 0 for additional information.

 

 

 

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