Caliente Incident

Incident Name: Caliente Incident
Incident Time: 09:45:00 PM
Incident Date: 06-15-2016
Incident Location: Keene
Incident Type: Grass Fire
Resources Used:

9 Type 3 and Type 6 Engines;

2 Bulldozers with Tender; 1 Hand

Crews; 2 Water Tenders; 2 Battalion

Chiefs, Safety Officer

Personnel: 60

 

Keene, CA

Shortly after 9:30 pm on Sunday, the Kern County Fire Department was notified of a possible fire burning in the area west of Keene.  The location was determined to be north of Hwy 58 and East of Bealville Rd. Access to the fire was extremely difficult for first arriving crews. Once on scene first arriving crews encountered a fire in light flashy fuels with a slow rate of spread.  In all, 60 firefighters from Kern County  aggressively attacked the flames and stopped the fire's progression at 20 acres in a little over 4 hours.  Nine Type 3 and Type 6 Engines, 2 Bulldozers, 1 Hand Crew, 2 Battalion Chiefs, a Safety Officer and 2 Water Tenders supported the operations.  The fire is presently 100% contained. Crews remained on scene for approximately 2 more hours for mop up.  The cause of the fire is under investigation

Evacuations: None - No immediate threat to homes

Closures: None 

 

 

             

                  

 

                                                       

  

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