Bear Incident


Incident Name: Bear Incident
Incident Time:

5:23:00 p.m.

Incident Date: 5-30-2019
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Equipment Assigned: Engines 345; Patrols 11, 13, 51, 54; Water Tenders 13;  Crew 11; Helicopter 407; Battalion 1; Public Information Officer 
Cause: Unknown
Acres: 5
Containment: 100%
Injuries: None
Total Personnel: 39

Bealville, CA

At 5:23 p.m. Kern County Fire Department Emergency Dispatchers were notified of multiple roadside fires along State Route 223 south of State Route 58. A vegetation fire response was dispatched which included air and ground resources. The first arriving firefighters found five separate roadside fires on the west side of the road. Firefighters worked quickly to limit fire spread. A coordinated response with fire crews from Arvin, Edison, Keene, Lamont, and Tehachapi contained these fires to only five acres collectively. The cause of these fires is unknown. There were no injuries reported by civilians or firefighters.

The area to which firefighters responded has seen multiple roadside fires in the past. To reduce the amount of fires and the speed in which they spread, Kern County Fire Department personnel have been conducting planned burns along the east side of SR-223. The importance of this proactive fuels reduction was clearly seen today from the multiple starts in untreated areas. The White Wolf planned burn will be continuing over the next couple of weeks. 







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