National Incident

Incident Name: National Incident
Incident Time: 2:30:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 09-19-2016
Incident Location:

Highway 223 south of National Cemetery

Incident Type: Grass Fire
Resources Used:

Four Patrols, 3 Engines, 1 Helicopter,

1 Water Tender, 1 Battalion Chief; Safety


Personnel: 26


Arvin, CA

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.  

Evacuations None  

Closures: None 

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.  




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