California’s #ChimneyFire Explodes – June 3, 2016

Updated 0645 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

#ChimneyFire started on June 1, 1016 at 1330 Hours PDT from an unknown ignition source which is currently under investigation.

Photo Credit: BLM

Photo Credit: BLM

The fire is located at in the Central California District (Tulare County) and in the Chimney Peak wilderness area and Owens Peak.

The fire has consumed 1,000 acres.

Command

This Wildfire is being managed by the BLM Bakersfield Field Office.

Resources

Currently, assigned to this incident are Firefighters from the USFS, CAL Fire and SNF (390) and 13 aircraft assisting.

The Angeles National Forest was sending 7 engines and 2 hotshot crews as of yesterday.

Evacuations

Evacuations of the Chimney Peak community were conducted on June 1, 2016.

Closures

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed between Hwy 178 and Kennedy Meadows.

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