Incident Name: Gulch Incident
Incident Time: 11:27:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 8-11-2017
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Incident Location: Keysville Road and Black Gulch North
Personnel:  159


Lake Isabella, CA

At approximately 11:27am the Kern County Fire Department received multiple phone calls for a wildland fire near Black Gulch North in the Lake Isabella area. When crews arrived on scene they were faced with an approximately 8 acre fire in grass and brush moving at a slow rate of spread. Winds were light and favorable for firefighters. Due to difficult access and steep terrain, crews were forced to hike into the fire and deploy hose packs to fight the fire. Aircraft was able to get on scene to make water drops and place fire retardant around the fire to help slow down the forward progress of the fire, allowing time for the crews on the ground to effectively get hose deployed to stop the forward progress of the fire. Quick work by firefighters resulted in no immediate threat to structures.

Assisting Agencies: U.S. Forest Service, BLM, Cal Fire





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