Incident Name: Rolling Incident
Incident Time:

11:00:00 a.m.

Incident Date: 7-19-2019
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Equipment Assigned: Engines 312, 314, 318, 345, 378; Patrols 11, 12, 13, 42, 51, 54; Water Tender 13; Crews 10, 11;  Battalions 1, 4, 6; PIO; Safety Officer 6; Helicopters 407, 523; 4 Air Tankers; Dozers 5, 7; Sup 40
Cause: Under Investigation
Acres: Approximately 40
Containment: 30%
Injuries: None
Total Personnel: 100

Arvin, CA

At 11:00 a.m. Kern County Fire Department Emergency Dispatchers started receiving calls for a grass fire near Highway 58 and Highway 223. First arriving fire crews found a fire approximately 2 acres in size in light fuels being held by fire breaks. However, wind conditions caused the fire to jump the fire break and start spreading up the hillside from the freeway frontage road. Due to access issues and a threatened structure, a task force of patrols and wildland fire engines were started for structure protection. Favorable weather conditions, combined with an aggressive attack by ground and air resources, kept the fire to approximately 40 acres at this time with 30% containment. There were 4 air tankers and 2 helicopters used during the initial stages of the fire fight.  Fire crews will remain on scene through the night to strengthen containment lines and mop up hot spots. The cause of this fire is under investigation. There were no injuries reported by civilians or firefighters.
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Assisting Agencies: USFS, So Cal Edison


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