Fire fighting personnel from the Sequoia National Forest Kern River Ranger District are currently conducting a prescribed burn operation on National Forest lands adjacent to homes in Alta Sierra within the Greenhorn Mountains. In the past two weeks 140 acres have been burned adjacent to private property both east and west of Highway 155.
Prescribed burning is being conducted in small individual units designed to minimize effects of smoke on the community while reducing the potential for large stand replacing wildfires. The project also serves to regenerate the forest and provide a diverse and important animal habitat for many species including deer bear and quail while maintain diversity for sensitive species such as goshawks fisher and spotted owls.
Incident Type Prescribed Fire
Date of Origin Saturday November 16th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AMCurrent Situation
Size 140 acresOutlook/Remarks
The pres. burn is making good progression. Occasional smokes will continue to smoulder in heavier fuels. Burn is in patrol status and being monitored.