Way Fire Incident 08-20 8 P.M. Update

USFS, BLM, Kern County
Incident Name: Way Fire Incident 8/20 Update
Incident Time: 2:38:00 pm
Incident Date: 08-18-2014
Incident Location: North Side of Hwy 155, Wofford Heights
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Acres: 3858
 Personnel:  835
 Containment: 48%
 Estimated costs to date: $2,900,000.00
 Cause: Under Investigation
 Unified Command: USFS, BLM, Kern County


Structure Fire - North Side of Highway 155, Wofford Heights

Today’s fire activity:  On the north end of the fire rolling burning material continues to fall off the ridge line but helicopter water drops are keeping it in check.  On the southern half of the fire good progress was made today as containment percentage continues to increase.

Special Announcement:  As of 4 p.m. today all evacuations have been lifted. Also there are no longer any road closures in  place for the Way Fire. Firefighters and utilities companies continue to work in the area. Please drive with caution.


 Public Meeting:  A public meeting occurred today at 6 p.m. in order to update affected residents and the general public. The meeting was conducted with “live streaming.” The meeting is archived on YouTube and can be accessed at later date by pasting the following link in your browser.

Additional Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4086/



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