Incident Name: Johnson Incident
Incident Time:

3:30:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 08-05-2020
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Cause: Accidental
Equipment Assigned: KCFD:  Engine 2; Patrol 9; Water Tender 1; Crew 1; Battalions 1, 4, 5; PIO; Safety Officer 3; Helicopter 408

CCI: Engine 916
Injuries: None
Acres: Approximately 36 acres
Containment: 100%
Total Personnel: 50+

Tehachapi, CA

At approximately 3:30 p.m. Kern County Fire Department Emergency Dispatchers received calls, for smoke and flames on the hillside near Highway 202 in Tehachapi. Firefighters were able to stop the forward progress and keep the fire to 36 acres. Due to access issues, Highway 202 was shut down to through traffic. The highway was reopened at 5:30 p.m.  Southern Cal Edison shut off power briefly in the area as a safety precaution. Power remained out for about an hour but has been restored. Firefighters will remain on scene through the night to mop up hot spots. The cause of this fire was determined to be caused by roadside mowing operations. There were no injuries reported by civilians or firefighters. One outbuilding was burned, no homes were affected.

Additional Information: The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents that Hazard Reduction is important to help slow the spread of wildfires. Information on Hazard Reduction requirements can be found on our website  

Assisting Agencies: TCHP, California Correctional Institute, CalTrans, Bureau of Land Management







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