Tuesday, August 24, 2010

CA-KRN- POST IC - Wildland Fire - 1500+ ACRES, 100 structures threatened

Residents are currently being evacuated with many structures threatened
Fire officials have ordered evacuations for the Lebec Oaks Road and Chimney Canyon areas.
1545hrs - DC10(T-910)on-scene and making drop, LAC forming ST 1106A enroute.1530hrs - 1200 acres and 100 structures threatened.

At approximately 12:15 firefighters from Kern County Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management, and the US Forest Service responded to a report of a wildland fire.  The fire is located in Lebec and is actively burning.  Residents are currently being evacuated with many structures threatened by this wildfire.  Evacuees are being sent to Fraizer Mountain High School.  Approximately 120 firefighters are aggressively fighting this fire with the assistance from helicopters and other aircraft. Approximately 750 acres burned.

Incident Name: Post Fire
Incident Time: 12:15:00 PM
Incident Date: 08-24-2010
Incident Location: Lebec, Ca
Incident Type: Vegetation Fire
Fuels/Terrain: Heavy vegetation and grass., Steep
WX: High temps, light wind gusts steep terrain with heavy vegetation and grass.
Number of Personnel: 120
Assisting Agencies: BLM, USFS, Los Angeles County, Kern Co. Sheriff, CHP
Cause: Under Investigation.
Comms: NIFC tac2 168.200, KRN 3 155.6250, White 3 154.295
More Info: Kern County Fire: POST IC http://www.kerncountyfire.org/incidents.php?id=428

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