Andrew Freeborn

Grapevine Flats Prescribed Burn

Tuesday, October 11th, Kern County firefighters, assisted by CALFIRE and Ventura County Fire Department, conducted the “Grapevine Flats Prescribed Burn.”


While some prescribed burns are intended to improve forest health, the reason for this burn was to increase public safety. This was accomplished by safely burning away dry grasses in a predetermined area. For this operation, a section of land along Interstate 5 near Grapevine Rd approximately four miles long was treated. This will help prevent roadside ignitions that could become catastrophic wildfires.

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