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Sunday, September 4, 2011

CA-KRN-Canyon #Wildlandfire 4759 acres 5% 2 fatalities

Further Updates at: http://calfire.blogspot.com/2011/09/ca-krn-canyon-4759-acres-with-5.html
Firefighters attacking the Canyon FireCredit: Kern County Fire Department
Canyon Fire Perimeter Topo Map
 Incident Name/Type: Canyon Fire (CA-KRN-27244) #Wildland Fire west of Tehachapi, caused by civilian plane crash resulting in one fatality(Some reports of 2 fatalities), now approx. 3,000 acres, 0% contained. ICP is located at the Gold Dome House on Blackburn Canyon RD

Update: 07:30 9/5/11. 4759 acres with 5% containment, 2 fatalities, 12 homes, 15 outbuildings, 3 RVs, multiple vehicles destroyed. #CaFire
OFFICIAL UPDATE: The Canyon Fire is now estimated at 3500 acres with 0% containment. Erratic winds and steep, rugged terrain have challenged firefighting efforts. 600 firefighters are on scene. Evacuation orders are in place for residences in areas that are south of Highline Road, north of Oak Creek, west of White Oak, and east Water Canyon. The Kern County Sheriff Office is evacuating residents in the affected areas. In addition, the ReadyKern system is also being used to advise residents of evacuations.
An evacuation center has been set up at Jacobsen Junior High, 711 Anita Drive in Tehachapi.
The general public is advised to dial 211 for information about the fire.
Update: 2300hrs - 50 to 100 acre spot fire threatening Oak Creek subdivision  LNU sending 2 Strike teams now
Update: 2200hrs - Blackburn Canyon being evacuated time now per reverse 911 calls.An evacuation center is being set up at Old Jacobson junior High, 126 S. Snyder Ave. structures fire now 3,500 acres, 0% contained. 600 firefighters, 1 helicopter continues to perform water drops. staging area for firefighters is along Snowshoe Lane, a loop road on Old West Ranch..
Update: 2000hrs - 3,000 acres, 0% contained. Windmill farms and railroad line threatened. CDF IMT #6 (Chaney) mobilized. LACoFD E84's assigned to helispot for County Copters 12 & 16 that will be working the fire tonight. Helitender also assigned.

Last Updated: 2000hrs
Date/Time Started: 11:30hrs Sunday, Sept. 4, following the crash of a Cessna 210, reportedly out of Southern California. Wildfire began in grass in the Old West Ranch area near an area burned in the 2010 West Fire. That fire burned 1,658 acres and destroyed 23 homes and additional outbuildings.
Administrative Unit: Kern County Fire
County: Kern
Location: Blackburn Canyon/Old West Ranch Tehachapi area Hwy 58 at Exit 172: Off Exit 172, on Frontage Rd, 1 mi South
GPS:
Acres Burned: 3,000
ROS: Rapid
Containment: 0%
Conditions: Extremely rugged terrain, difficult access some beetle kill
Structure Threats: Yes urban interface
Special Hazards: Closure of air space around the fire has resulted in closure of the nearby glider port.
Evacuations: Blackburn Canyon being evacuated time now per reverse 911 calls.An evacuation center is being set up at Old Jacobson junior High, 126 S. Snyder Ave. Closure of air space around the fire has resulted in closure of the nearby glider port.
Cause: caused by civilian plane crash resulting in one fatality
Cooperating Agencies:
Resource Notes: LACoFD Strike Teams 1171,1176,1181,1184 & 1187 under command of BC46 are assigned to the Canyon Fire assisting Kern County Fire
Air Resources: LACoFD E84's assigned to helispot for County Copters 12 & 16 that will be working the fire tonight. Helitender also assigned.
Comms: Local - 153.785Command - Kern Command 5 - 151.100
Air - 151.310
A/G - 151.220
A/A - 135.975 Injuries: 1 fatality pilot of civilian aircraft that crashed causing the fire.
Weather Info: http://gacc.nifc.gov/oscc/predictive/weather/index.htm
RR Online Scanners Link: http://www.radioreference.com/apps/a...wp&feedId=6577

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