Backus Incident

Incident Name: Backus Incident
Incident Time: 1:31:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 5-21-2017
Incident Location: Backus Road and 40th Street West
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Personnel: 30


Mojave,  CA

The Kern County Fire Department received a call for a vegetation fire in the area of Backus Road and 40th Street West Road at approximately 1:30 this afternoon. Upon arrival, crews were faced with a 20 acre fire in light flashy fuels, with a moderate rate of spread. Quick actions by fire crews, and a coordinated air and ground fire attack, kept the fire to a total of 150 acres. Two structures were threatened, however no structures were lost. There are no injuries to report. Fire crews remain on scene for mop up. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents living in high fire hazard areas to make sure they maintain the defensible space around their homes.

Safety Message: Reminder that recreational target shooting should be done in approved locations, ricochet's can start grass fires.  

Assisting Agencies: BLM



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