|Incident Name:||National Incident|
|Incident Time:||2:30:00 p.m.|
Highway 223 south of National Cemetary
|Incident Type:||Grass Fire|
Four Patrols, 3 Engines, 1 Helicopter,
1 Water Tender, 1 Battalion Chief; Safety
Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Monday, the Kern County Fire Department was notified of a fire burning in the area of Hwy 223, just south of the the National Cemetery. Kern helicopter 408 was responding to another fire and diverted to the incident. They were able to to make two rapid water drops on the fire. The quick drops were instrumental in stopping the fires advance and allowing the ground crews to stop the fire at only 2 acres. Crews will be remaining on scene for mop up for several hours.
Additional Information: Hazard Reduction is a key factor to keep your home safe. Please make sure you have 100 feet clearance around your home and trees limbs up 6 feet. Have all roofs and gutters cleaned from any debris and have an evacuation plan in place in case it is needed.