Herring Incident

 
 
 
Incident Name: Herring Incident
Incident Time: 6:50:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 6-14-2018
Incident Type: Grass Fire
Equipment Assigned: Engines 54, 51, 8532 & 345; Water Tender 11; Dozers 5, 6, Crew 11, Helicopters 408 & 522, Air Attack 410, Command 6; Safety 4;  Battalion 5; PIO
Acres: 95
Containment: 50%
Injuries: 9
Property Damaged: None
Total Personnel: 52

Arvin,  CA

At 6:50 p.m., the Kern County Fire Department received a call for a vegetation fire in the area of Comanche Point & Tejon Hwy. When crews arrived on scene, they were faced with a fast moving wind driven fire going through the hills. Ground crews were supported by 2 helicopters, KCFD Helicopter 408 and SQF 522, 2 KCFD dozers, and 2 Air tankers assisted out of Porterville Air Tank Base. Aircraft were instrumental in working with ground crews to anchor the fire flanking it and pinching it off. Crews were able to keep the fire to 95 acres and will remain on scene for several hours reinforcing the fire line and patrolling through out the night.

Evacuations:  None

Closures:  None

Assisting Agencies: CalFire, Forest Service & Tejon Ranch

Additional Information: Fire is still under investigation.

        

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