Incident Name: Piney Point Incident
Incident Time:

4:26:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 05-11-2020
Incident Type: Wildland Fire Incident
Cause: Vehicle Fire
Injures: One
Equipment Assigned: KCFD Engines 41, 42, 65, 71, 72, 73, 76, 345, 378, 8533; Patrols 42, 71, 76, 79; Battalions 4A, 7, 7C; Safety Officer 6; PIO; Helicopter 408; Water Tender 73
Containment: 50%
Total Personnel: 46

Lake Isabella , CA

At 4:26 p.m. Kern County Fire Department Emergency Dispatchers were notified of a vehicle fire following a car accident. The vehicle fire had also started nearby grass and brush on fire so the initial response was augmented to account for the resulting Wildland Fire. Firefighters first on scene estimated the fire to be 1.5 acres in size and moving toward Yankee Canyon. Additional fire personnel were requested to provide protection for residents living in Yankee Canyon while the fire was fought with ground and air resources. The forward progress of the fire was stopped and firefighters from US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management remain on scene through the night to strengthen containment lines and extinguish hotspots.

There was a single patient in today’s car accident who was cared for on scene and later transported by Liberty Ambulance to a local hospital.

Additional Information: Firefighters noted that the grasses are already very dry and burned readily today. As the weather in Kern County heats up vegetation will only become more susceptible to burning. The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents to make sure they maintain the required defensible space around their home. June 1st is the deadline for clearing hazardous vegetation on your property.

Partner Agencies: US Forest Service, BLM, KCSO, CHP, CalFire, CalTrans


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