Kern River District Prescribed Burns
|Current as of||1/23/2015 12:59:32 PM|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Location||The projects are located in the mountains of Greenhorn, Piutes and Breckenridge. All projects are on forest land adjacent to communities dense with high amounts of hazardous fuels.|
|Incident Commander||Fuels BC, Ernie Villa|
|Incident Description||Kern River Ranger District Fire Management Personnel Implementing Hazardous Fuel Reduction Projects On Three Mountaintops Surrounding The Kern River Valley.|
Varying fuels types in units include, grass, slash piles, brush and timber.
The Forest Service expects to burn 1,000 acres, in small units, designed to minimize effects of smoke on communities. Smoke will be visible from most communities surrounding Isabella Lake.
Fire managers are working closely with the Eastern Kern and San Joaquin County Air Pollution Control Districts to manage smoke production and reduce any local impacts.
Prescribed burn efforts will continue throughout the winter as weather and air quality permit.