Incident Name: Garden Fire Incident
Incident Time: 4:23:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 7-30-2017
Incident Type: Grass Fire
Acres:  350
Incident Location: Hwy 178, Kern River Canyon Rd
Equipment Assigned: Battalion 7A, Kern PIO, SO4, Crew 7, Helicopter 408, 2 Dozers, 1 Dozer Manager, 4 Type 3 Engines, 1 Type 2 Engine, 3 Type 3 OES Engines,   Strike Team, 3 Patrols, Water Tender 67, 2 Air tankers, Air Attack
Personnel:  138


Bakersfield, CA

At approximately 4:23 p.m., Kern County Fire Department received a call for a grass fire at Highway 178 and China Garden's day use area. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a fast moving fire burning up the canyon hill. Approximately 350 acres have burned with 0% containment. We have approximately 138 fire fighters fighting this fire, including 3 helicopters and 2 air tankers. The fire is under Unified Command with U.S Forest Service and Kern County Fire Department. U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers are on scene and this fire is under investigation.  

Evacuations: None 

Road Closures: Highway 178

Assisting Agencies: U.S Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, California Highway

The Kern County Fire Department reminds the



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