Kern County Firefighters Assist Throughout California

July 11, 2017

The Kern County Fire Department has sent 64 personnel to assist with battling wildfires throughout California.  These firefighters are assigned to a variety of resources, including Fire Engines, a Hand Crew, Bulldozers, a Helicopter, and several key positions on Incident Management Teams.

Currently, Kern County Firefighters are assigned to:

Fire  County  Acres Containment
Alamo  San Luis Obispo  28,926   45%
Garza Kings 14,000 17% 
Schaeffer   Tulare 15,315  11% 
Wall  Butte 5,800 45%
Whittier  Santa Barbara  10,800 25%


For more news and information visit 

Jason Knaggs Fire Captain
Public Information Officer
(661) 330-0133

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