Incident Name: Sierra Incident
Incident Time: 11:52:00 a.m.
Incident Date: 8-13-2017
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Incident Location: Edison Lane and Wofford
Personnel:  60


Wofford Heights, CA

At approximately 11:55 a.m. the Kern County Fire Department received multiple phone calls for a wildland fire in the Wofford Heights area. When crews arrived on scene they were faced with a confirmed working grass and brush fire moving at a moderate rate of spread. Hand crews were able to quickly get on scene and take action on cutting a fuel break around the fire to help slow down the forward progress of the fire, while engines with pumping units were able to work on extinguishing active fire. High winds and downed power lines made it very challenging for firefighters to safely work their way into extinguishing a mobile home fire. Although one structure and an outbuilding were lost in the fire, quick action by firefighters eliminated what could have been a wind driven fire that had an immediate threat to hundreds of structures.

Crews will remain on scene for a couple of hours continuing to mop up the fire.

Assisting Agencies: U.S. Forest Service, So Cal Edison






Text Size