Update: 9/6 1000hrs -13,473 acres - 10% contained.
Update: 9/6 0800hrs - 12,100 acres, 10% contained with active fire activity overnight. Calaveras and XSJ (San Joaquin) sent a type 3 Strike Team down last night also.
|Canyon Fire Location and Perimeter Map|
Active fire, with spotting up to 1/4 mile, in all Divisions. 12 primary structures and 18 outbuildings have been destroyed.
Canyon Fire Incident Information: Last Updated: September 5, 2011 7:00 pm Date/Time Started: September 4, 2011 11:30 am Administrative Unit: Kern County Fire County: Kern County Location: Blackburn Canyon Road at Snowshoe Lane, Tehachapi Acres Burned: 8,644 acres Containment 8,644 acres - 10% contained Structures Destroyed: 12 residences has been destroyed and 18 outbuildings Threatened: 650 residences - 150 outbuildings - 1500 commercial properties Evacuations: Earlier evacuations remain in place and new evacuations are in progress.
Road closures include Blackburn Canyon Rd, Water Canyon Rd and Oak Creek Rd.
BLM has closed the Pacific Crest Trail in the fire area.
Injuries: 2 Cause: Plane crash Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Los Angeles County Fire, Santa Barbara County Fire, Ventura County Fire, Orange County Fire Authority, USFS, BLM, OES, CHP, Tehachapi Police Dept, Kern County Sheriff's Office, Red Cross Total Fire Personnel: 1,255 (711 CAL FIRE) Engines: 87 (14 CAL FIRE) Fire crews: 47 (30 CAL FIRE) Airtankers: 7 (6 CAL FIRE) Helicopters: 10 Dozers: 27 (22 CAL FIRE) Water tenders: 3 Conditions: Firefighters are battling this blaze in steep, rugged terrain with heavy fuels. The high temperatures, low humidity and erratic winds are making conditions difficult for fire crews. Phone Numbers (661) 330-0133 (Kern County Public Information Officer)