Bravo Incident

Incident Name: Bravo Incident
Incident Time: 02:04:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 5-15-2017
Incident Location: Southeast of Hwy 178 and Rancheria Road
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Personnel: 40


Bakersfield,  CA

At 2:04 PM on Monday, firefighters responded to reports of a grass fire near Lake Ming.  As firefighters drove to the scene, they spotted a large column of smoke towards the mouth of the Kern Canyon.  This was a separate fire and additional units were dispatched.  This fire was to the southeast of the intersection of  Highway 178 and Rancheria Road.  It was named the "Bravo Fire." 

A combination of fire engines, dozers, hand crews, helicopters, and air tankers were used to fight the fire.  The fire was pushed by winds and moved quickly up steep slopes.  Firefighters were able to stop the fire before it caused any harm to nearby cattle and high-voltage power lines.

A total of 288 acres of grass burned.  Fire caused is under investigation.

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents living in high fire hazard areas to make sure they maintain the defensible space around their homes.   

Assisting Agencies: Bakersfield Fire Department



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