CURRENT FIRE SITUATIOINS IN THE KERN RIVER VALLEY

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CURRENT FIRE SITUATIOINS IN THE KERN RIVER VALLEY

Postby edls » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:50 am

Stewards of the Sequoia Piute Fire Alert

Two Piute Fires Prompt Temporary Piute Road and Trail Closures
The Forest Service notified Stewards that two lightening caused fires in the Piutes require the temporary closures of the following areas and trails:

TEMPORARY CLOSED AREAS AND TRAILS:

Camp 9 Camp ground and day use closed to the public

CLEAR FIRE-
Saddle Springs Road
All roads and trails north of the intersection of Saddle Springs Roads including:
Liebel Peak Trail 33E65
Cold Spring Trail 33E68
Clear Creek Trail 33E45

HEALD FIRE-
Dry Meadow Trail 34E31
Little Dry Trail 32E52
Willow Gulch Trail 34E41

Please abide by these closures in order to keep the area clear for our hard working fire fighters to do their job.

These closures will remain in effect until further notice when the fires are out and the crews are clear.

This is going to be a very high risk fire season due to extremely dry conditions. .

Only have fires in fire safe areas and when they are allowed.
Please be extra careful with fire and stoves
Be sure OHV's have spark arrestors and keep the exhaust clear of dry grass.


***New Fire Information Number 951-297-3493

For Immediate Release
Date: August 5, 2012 Time: 9:00 PM

Piute Complex Location: Clear Fire-6 Miles South of Lake Isabella

Heald Fire-11 Miles East of Lake Isabella

Acres Burned: Clear Fire: 1000 Heald Fire: 400

Structures Threatened:
20

Containment: 15% on both fires
Structures Destroyed:
0

Fire Started: 08/04/12

Injuries:
0

Cause: Lightning




Total personnel assigned to the Fire: 526




Summary

The Piute Complex, which consists of the Heald and Clear Fires, was discovered by firefighters on the afternoon of Saturday August 4, 2012 in the Sequoia National Forest. The fires originated from lightning that passed through the area late Friday evening and early Saturday morning.

The Clear Fire is currently the higher priority of the two fires due to its growth potential and threat to the Valley View subdivision. This afternoon the Clear Fire made a significant runs to the East, which produced heavy smoke that has the potential to settle in valley locations. Tonight fire crews will actively work on fire line construction and establish fire containment lines.

The Heald Fire, which is in the northeast part of the Piute Mountains, had little fire activity today. Fire crews will be back on the Heald Fire tomorrow morning and continue to construct and establish fire containment lines

South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team assumed command of the Piute Complex this evening at 6 PM. An Incident Base Camp has been established at Camp 9. For current fire information about the fires involved in the Piute Complex, please call the Fire Information Unit at 951-297-3493

Fire Information: 951-297-3493

For additional information visit: www.inciweb.org

You can also read more at:
http://www.kvsun.com/articles/2012/08/0 ... 003886.txt
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Re: CURRENT FIRE SITUATIOINS IN THE KERN RIVER VALLEY

Postby jonnyNITRO » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:03 pm

Thanks for the info.
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