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Erskine Fire Community Updates

Tree Mortality

Tree Mortality rates throughout California have skyrocketed.   Click here for information.

Isabella Dam Update

Click here for the latest information on the the Isabella Dam (updated 02/2016).

Kelso Creek Emergency Operations Plan

The Final Draft of the Kelso Creek Communities Emergency Operations Plan has been released.   Click here for access.

Above-ground Storage Tank Motor Fuel Dispensing - Construction Information

New Construction Information on Above-ground Storage Tanks Motor Fuel Dispensing has been released.  Click here to view.

Kern County Fire Restrictions - May 28, 2016

The Kern County Fire Department will increase the level of fire restrictions beginning on May 28th, 2016. Five years of drought coupled with widespread tree mortality throughout Kern County have Firefighters at the ready. Upcoming summer temperatures and low fuel moistures have prompted fire officials to increase fire restrictions. Kern County Fire Department officials will keep these restrictions in effect until further notice.

Beginning May 28th, 2016, campfires will not be allowed in any county park in the mountainous areas. The parks are: Greenhorn Mountain Park, Tehachapi Mountain Park, and Frazier Mountain Park. Stoves and lanterns with shut-off valves that use gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are the only fuels that will be allowed in the authorized campsites providing that the operator possesses a valid campfire permit. Permits can be issued by the US Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) or online at http://PreventWildfireCA.org/Permits.

When using a stove, remember to clear all flammable material at least five feet in all directions from the stove, have a shovel available, and ensure that a responsible person attends the stove at all times when in use.  Operating an internal combustion engine outside properly designated roads or trails, welding, and using explosives will all be strictly prohibited during these increased restrictions. If riding a motorized vehicle on trails, ensure your engine is tuned, operating properly, and has an approved spark arrester. Smoking will only be allowed in enclosed vehicles and within authorized recreation sites.

These restrictions will remain in place until the end of the fire season, normally in late autumn. Anyone causing a wildfire could be liable for all costs associated with suppressing the fire. Visitors to Kern County Parks and adjacent Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service lands need to carefully follow each agency’s current fire restrictions.

If you spot a fire, call 911. “One less spark, one less wildfire.”

Incidents

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Incident Name: Sycamore Incident Incident Time: 05:00:00 PM Incident Date: 06-25-2016 Incident Location: 400 Block of...
Incident Name: Off-Road Rescue Incident Time: 08:08:00 AM Incident Date: 06-22-2016 Incident Location: Off Road, West of  25...
Incident Name: Dutch Incident Incident Time: 06:10:00 PM Incident Date: 06-18-2016 Incident Location: East of Highway 155 in...
Incident Name: Tower Incident Incident Time: 13:10:00 PM Incident Date: 06-18-2016 Incident Location: East of Towerline...
Incident Name: Maricopa Incident Incident Time: 11:29:00 AM Incident Date: 06-18-2016 Incident Location: 900 Block of Tulare...
Incident Name: Caliente Incident Incident Time: 09:45:00 PM Incident Date: 06-15-2016 Incident Location: Keene Incident...
Incident Name: Backus Incident Incident Time: 02:45:00 PM Incident Date: 06-12-2016 Incident Location:...
Incident Name: Cotton Incident Incident Time: 02:45:00 PM Incident Date: 06-11-2016 Incident Location: Hwy 41, Northwest...
Incident Name: Edmonston Structure Fire Incident Incident Time: 09:30:00 AM Incident Date: 06-10-2016 Incident Location:...
Incident Name: Stoney Fire Incident Incident Time: 05:0:00 PM Incident Date: 06-03-2016 Incident Location: Fort Hunger...
Incident Name: Barlow Incident Incident Time: 01:02:00 PM Incident Date: 05-17-2016 Incident Location: 600 Block of Barlow...
Incident Name: Tyler Incident Incident Time: 12:12:00 PM Incident Date: 05-15-2016 Incident Location: 500 Block of Tyler...
Incident Name: Taft Incident Incident Time: 05:51:00 AM Incident Date: 05-07-2016 Incident Location: 200 Block of East. Kern...
Incident Name: 5 Alarm Incident Incident Time: 08:30:00 AM Incident Date: 04-22-2016 Incident Location: 5 Alarm Fire in...
Incident Name: Tule Incident Incident Time: 01:0p:00 PM Incident Date: 04-21-2016 Incident Location: Famoso Woody...
Incident Name: Cisco Incident Incident Time: 03:11:00 AM Incident Date: 04-21-2016 Incident Location: 200 Block of Cisco...
Incident Name: Arnold Incident Incident Time: 12:22:00 AM Incident Date: 04-19-2016 Incident Location: 23000 Block of...
Incident Name: Asti Incident Incident Time: 03:20:00 AM Incident Date: 04-04-2016 Incident Location: 100 Block of Asti...
Incident Name: Rosamond Incident Incident Time: 05:27:00 PM Incident Date: 04-03-2016 Incident Location: 500 Block of 20th...
Incident Name: Niles Incident Incident Time: 09:20:00 AM Incident Date: 03-31-2016 Incident Location: 1800 Block of Niles...
Incident Name: Hoodsport Incident Incident Time: 11:55:00 AM Incident Date: 03-28-2016 Incident Location: 8700 Block of...
Incident Name: Mojave Vehicle Fire Incident Incident Time: 2:00:00 PM Incident Date: 03-26-2016 Incident Location: 7000...
Incident Name: Meadows Field Incident Incident Time: 8:24:00 AM Incident Date: 03-20-2016 Incident Location: Meadows Field...
Incident Name: Delano Incident Incident Time: 11:59:00 AM Incident Date: 03-18-2016 Incident Location: 1000 Block of Main...
Incident Name: Griffith Incident Incident Time: 5:51:00 AM Incident Date: 03-08-2016 Incident Location: 1500 Block of...
Incident Name: Security Incident Incident Time: 10:48:00 PM Incident Date: 02-26-2016 Incident Location: 2500 Block...
Incident Name: Rose Incident Incident Time: 3:15:00 PM Incident Date: 02-26-2016 Incident Location: 100 Block of Rose...
Incident Name: Potomac Incident Incident Time: 4:12:00 PM Incident Date: 02-21-2016 Incident Location: Potomac Avenue...
Incident Name: Pallet Fire Incident Incident Time: 2:10:00 PM Incident Date: 02-16-2016 Incident Location: 8600 Golden...

Latest News

06/26/2016
eskine-repopulation-lnREPOPULATION EFFORT June 27, 2016   As of noon today, the evacuation recommendations for the Erskine Fire have been modified in order to facilitate the...
06/26/2016
call-center-latestnewsCALL CENTER MEDIA RELEASE June 26, 2016   Firefighting efforts continue today to contain the Erskine Fire and protect the community.  The Kern...
06/24/2016
erskin-evacuees-latestnewsERSKIN CREEK FIRE   Information about residents who have been evacuated from communities impacted by the wildfire near Lake Isabella can be found on...
06/20/2016
emergency-respondersEMERGENCY RESPONDERS SAFE A LIFE Shortly before 1:00 p.m., on May 30th, nineteen year-old Terrence Leonard collapsed while playing basketball.  As he lie...
06/14/2016
kernville-rescueKern River Rescue in Kernville Just after 6:00 AM this morning, Kern County Firefighters in Kernville were called to rescue a woman that was stuck on a...
06/08/2016
you-light-it-lnYou Light It, We Write It" Fireworks Safety The Kern County Fire Department and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up once again this Fourth of...
06/08/2016
special-needs-lnKCFD to Support Special Needs Climbing Event  June 7th, 2016 The Kern County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Teams will be supporting...
06/02/2016
chimney-press-release 6/1/2015 @ 8:30 PM KCFD sends 42 Firefighters to assist with Chimney Fire in Tulare County The Kern County Fire Department has sent a Type 3 Strike...
03/22/2016
03-22-2016-aarf2March 22nd, 2016  AARF 2 Delivery To:  All Media, Fire Personnel   Contact:     Tyler Townsend, Public Information Officer,...
02/24/2016
02-23-2016-wascoearthquakeFebruary 23rd, 2016  Wasco Earthquake  At approximately 4:02 PM a magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck the area of the city of Wasco, California. At this time...
12/15/2015
12-12-2015-deputychiefpromotions12/14/2015 DEPUTY CHIEF PROMOTIONS The Kern County Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Brent Moon and Benny Wofford to the rank of...
09/08/2015
09-08-15-jetskiexplodes-resource9/08/2015 JET SKI EXPLODES  Buena Vista Lake - At 3:25 PM, the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a patient with burns at Buena Vista Lake....
08/24/2015
08-24-15ooc-resoucre8/24/2015 Resource Update Yesterday, our Type 6 Patrol Strike Team of 17 firefighters left the Cuesta Fire and was reassigned to the Summit Fire that is...
08/18/2015
ooc-resouce08/18/2015 @ 1540 Fires continue to burn around the state of California. 124 Kern County Firefighters are supporting these  incidents.  Cuesta Fire:  41...
08/12/2015
anzastriketeam 8/10/2015 @ 0805  A Type VI Strike Team of KCFD Patrols is en route to assist with the Anza Fire in the San Jacinto Mountains of Riverside County. The...

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