Water Incident


Incident Name: Water Fire
Incident Time: 08:32:00 am
Incident Date: 07-23-13
Incident Location: S/B I-5 at the Lower Water Hole
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Resources Used: 13 Engines, 3 Patrols, 10 Hand Crews, 4 Water Tenders, 4 Air Tankers, 4 Helicopters
Number of Personnel: 300
Assisting Agencies: Kern County Sheriff Department, California Highway Patrol, CAL FIRE, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, California Parks Service
Cause: Under Investigation

TAFT, CA- Fire crews were dispatched to the report of two separate grass fires along the west side of Interstate 5, north of the Fort Tejon exit.  On arrival, firefighters were faced with two fast moving fires, which quickly joined and became the Water Fire.  Air support from 4 tankers and 4 helicopters have assisted crews on the ground to anchor and hold the fires edge from the road.


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