Incident Name: Mesa Incident
Incident Time:

2:42:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 7-31-2019
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Responding Agencies: Kern County Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management, Sequoia National Forest, Cal Fire, Kern County Sheriffs Office, California Highway Patrol
Acres: 230
Containment: 20% @ 6:30 p.m.
Total Personnel: 100

Squirrel Mountain Valley, CA

At 2:42 p.m. firefighters from multiple agencies were dispatched to reports of a vegetation fire in the Kern River Valley. Firefighters arrived to find a fire immediately threatening one home with a potential threat to additional homes. Firefighters initial efforts were to protect the threatened homes and slow the spreading fire. As additional firefighters and air support arrived the coordinated efforts greatly reduced the threat to nearby homes and was successful in limiting the fire’s forward progress. Firefighters will continue to work through the night to completely stop the forward progress of the fire while working to reach full containment. There were no injuries reported to citizens or firefighters during today’s operations. 

Although no evacuation notices were made today, it is a great reminder of the need for residents in Kern County to register at for emergency notifications. 

There are no other planed information releases for the Mesa Fire until 8/1/2019 @ 9:00 am.



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