Dutch Incident

Incident Name: Dutch Incident
Incident Time: 06:10:00 PM
Incident Date: 06-18-2016
Incident Location: East of Highway 155 in French Gulch 
Incident Type: Grass Fire
Resources Used:

Engines 72, 371, 335, 376; Patrol

 72; Task Force 5230 (E345, E363,

E378, P16, P71, B2);  Water Tender

11; Helicopter 407; Crews 11 & 7;

Dozers 3, 5, 7; Battalion 4; PIO;

Safety 3




Lake Isabella, CA

At 6:10 p.m., the Kern County Fire Department received multiple calls for a grass fire on the west side of Highway 155 in the French Gulch drainage. When crews arrived on scene, the fire was burning approximately 10 acres of grass and brush with a moderate rate of spread and structures immediately threatened. A first alarm wildland response as well as an additional task force of 3 engines and 2 patrols was dispatched to help protect 20 immediately threatened homes with the potential of 60 homes. Ground crews were supported by KCFD Helicopter 407, which made several water drops along with 5 air tankers making fire retardant drops to protect the homes. Crews had stopped the forward progress of the fire in approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes, holding it to 31.5 acres. Crews will remain on scene for the entire night and into tomorrow reinforcing the fire line around the perimeter while continuing mop up within the fire.

Evacuations: None -Voluntary evacuations of approximately 40 homes.

Closures: Sawmill Road.

Assisting Agencies: Forest Service, BLM, Red Cross, KCSO.








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