Andrew Freeborn

Prescribed Burn

The Kern County Fire Department will be conducting a prescribed burn to increase public safety, weather permitting.


DATE: May 17, 2022

TIME: 4 pm – Midnight

LOCATION: Highway 223 @ Highway 58


What should residents and travelers expect?

  • During the prescribed burn, traffic along Hwy 223 may be impacted. As a department we are coordinating with CHP and Caltrans to reduce this impact. Please be watchful for firefighters and reduce speed.
  • You may smell or see smoke. Whenever a fire is burning nearby, we recommend staying extra vigilant with regards to keeping informed about changes in fire activity. This can be done through tv, radio, or social media.

Your Kern County Fire Department continues to actively manage hazards to our community through prescribed burns and mechanical treatments (fuel breaks created by heavy equipment). We encourage all residents to make sure they are maintaining the required defensible space around their home. Register at for emergency notifications and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Community Reminder: The hazard reduction clearance deadline for properties is June 1st. 

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