Fire was started by boat trailer that lost a wheel, power poles burned that crossed over the highway Full containment is expected today, full control expected Friday.
No structures currently threatened. The fire has destroyed one bridge, one uninhabited structure, and twenty-one power poles.
Incident Name: Sand Fire - CA-KRN-22306
Incident Time: 01:00:00 PM
Incident Date: 07-17-2012
Incident Location: Tehachapi
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Resources Used: Air Tankers, Helicopters, Dozers, Type 1, 2, 3, & 4 Engines, Hand Crews, & Overhead
Number of Personnel: 512
Assisting Agencies: BLM, Cal Fire, Cal City Fire, L.A. County Fire, U.S.F.S., KSCO, CHP, So Cal Edison
Official Narrative: Tehachapi, CA: At approximately 1:00 PM on July 17th 2012, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a vegetation fire near Sand Canyon Road and Highway 58.