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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Kern River Ranger District Prescribed RX - Hazardous Fuels Reduction project


Incident Overview

Kernville, Ca….November 20172018: Hazardous Fuels Reduction projects are scheduled this winter/Spring on three mountaintops within the Kern River Ranger District on the Sequoia National Forest, as well as some lower elevation burning near communities around Isabella Lake.

Fire managers work closely with the Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District to manage smoke production and reduce any local impacts.

Forest Service crews prep fire lines and cut ladder fuels to prepare for burning during winter months. Prep work is necessary to ensure the project work is accomplished safely and to provide control measures.

November 29 and November 30, 2018, fire personnel are burning slash piles in Live Oak Campground North and South.

Thursday, November 29th fire personnel accomplished burning 130 slash piles in Live Oak North - Wofford Heights. Smoke may drift across roads and into the community of Wofford Heights.

Prescribed burn efforts will continue throughout the winter/spring as weather, air quality and available resources permit.

Incident Information
Prescribed burning project - burning slash piles within Live Oak Campground-North & South, Wofford Heights, Ca.

Basic Information
Current as of 11/30/2018, 11:51:31 AM
Incident Type Prescribed Fire
Date of Origin Thursday November 29th, 2018 approx. 07:00 AM
Location Wofford Heights - Live Oak Campgrounds, North and South
Incident Commander Burn Boss Matthew Ball
Incident Description Burning Slash Piles Within Live Oak Campground.
Coordinates 35.701 latitude, -118.461 longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel 12
Size 5 Acres
Fuels Involved
Limbs, brush

Significant Events
Smoke will be visible in the Wofford Heights area - smoke may even cross a few roads - please drive slowly and keep yourselves and others, safe.

Please use caution when driving through Wofford Heights today - Prescribed burns taking place in Live Oak Campground. Prescribed burns Thursday and Friday are slash piles within the campground. Smoke will be visible in the area- drive slowly, please.

Remarks
Planned projects may be postponed, at times, until conditions become favorable. Conditions can include winds, temperatures and humidity changes.

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Unit Information
Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 South Newcomb Street
Porterville, CA 93257


Incident Contact
Bryan Hellett/Cindy Thill
Email: cthill@fs.fed.us
Phone: 760 376-3781 ext. 625
Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30

Source: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5663/



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