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Thursday, August 26, 2010

CA-KRN - Post Fire - Kern County 1,000 Acres, 63%

Incident Overview

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Post Fire Update
August 26, 2010
7:00 a.m.
Location: Mt. Pinos Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest,Kern County, California

Date of Fire Start: August 24, 2010
Cause: Under Investigation
Size: 1,000 Acres
Containment: 63 Percent
Management: Unified Command: California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 and Kern County Fire Department Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, California Highway Patrol, Kern County Sheriff.
Fire Status and Today's Actions: Minimal fire activity was observed last night. This allowed crews working throughout the night to continue to make excellent progress constructing fireline and mopping up to ensure that no hot spots remain up to 100 feet inside the fire perimeter. This work will continue throughout the day today. High temperatures are expected once again today, with afternoon thunderstorms expected over the fire area. Firefighters working in these extremely hot and dry conditions are taking precautions to avoid dehydration and other heat related illnesses. As containment efforts continue to be successful, personnel and equipment are being demobilized from the fire and made available for other assignments.
Resources: Total Personnell: 938
Hand Crews: 33
Engines: 70
Dozers: 2
Water Tenders: 9
Helicopters: 5
Structures Destroyed: None
Injuries: None
Evacuations and Closures: No evacuations are in place at this time. All schools that were previously closed in the fire area will re-open today.
Further information may be obtained by calling: (661) 245-3731 8:00 - 4:30 or the Kern County 24 hour Information Line - dial 211
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Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday August 24th, 2010 approx. 12:27 PM
LocationLebec
Incident CommanderMark Geary

Current Situation

Total Personnel938
Size1,000 acres
Percent Contained63%
Fuels Involved3 Tall Grass (2.5 feet).
Fire BehaviorMinimal fire activity, isolated free burning, creeping and smoldering.

Outlook

Planned ActionsContinue line construction, mop up patrol.
Growth PotentialHigh
Terrain DifficultyExtreme
RemarksManagement of the fire has transitioned to a unified command between CIIMT4 and Kern County Fire. Incident commanders are (Team 4) Rocky W. Opliger and (Kern County) Brian Marshall. Schools will reopen today. The incident is releasing critical resources to other fires.

Current Weather

Wind Conditions5 (gusts) mph NA
Temperature80 degrees
Humidity35%
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