To: All Media, Fire Personnel

Contact: Engineer Andrew Freeborn,  Public Information Officer, (661) 330-0133

Subject: Open Burning Restrictions and Prescribed Burn Operations

November 27, 2018

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind the public, that Open Burning of Hazard Reduction fuels continues to be restricted, due to drought and long-range weather forecasts. We will continue to closely monitor fuel and weather conditions and will allow Open Burning when appropriate.  
 
Today, and in the days to come, smoke may be seen in areas throughout Kern County. The Kern County Fire Department will be conducting Prescribed Burn operations around Lake Isabella, Tehachapi, and Frazier Park. These operations are being conducted to remove brush piles and reduce fire hazards. Operations are expected to be completed each day by mid afternoon.  
 
For additional fire safety information, visit our website kerncountyfire.org.
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