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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kern County: Rash of small wildfires investigated

Under Investigation: Multiple Fires Torch Kern County

Multiple fires burnined in Kern County on Wednesday. At least one person was injured. All fires are under investigation by the Kern County Fire Department.

According to fire officials numerous blazes broke out on Wednesday, including the Rudolph Fire in Tehachapi along Cummings Valley Road at 7:21 a.m., burning one acre; the Lokern Fire 10 miles west of Lost Hills at 11:53 a.m., burning 37 acres; the Highline Fire in Tehachapi along Highline Road at 12 p.m. burning 3.5 acres; the Valley Fire in Lebec along Digier Road at 12:33 p.m. burning 3 acres; the Round Fire on Round Mtn Rd. at 12:59 p.m. burning 2 acres; the Willow Fire in Tehachapi along Tehachapi-Willow/Cameron at 2:12 p.m. burning 1 acre; the Quantico Fire on Quantico/Potomac at 4:08 p.m. burning 19 acres and an outbuilding and injuring one person and 3 dogs. Also the Reward Fire in McFarland at 4:52 p.m. burning 2 acres; and the Reynolds Fire along Weedpatch Highway/Reynolds at 4:32 p.m. burning 1 acre and an outbuilding

Incident Time: 12:00:00 AM

Incident Date: 05-25-2011

Incident Location: Kern County

Incident Type: Vegetation/Structure

Assisting Agencies: BFD, Cal Fire, CHP

Cause: Fire officials said the fires are not suspected to be related and the determination of cause is
under investigation.

We encourage anyone with any information to call 1-877-FIRE-TIP.
If you have any questions, please contact the KCFD Public Information Officer at (661) 330-0133.Source:

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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