CA WILDFIRE SIT REP | STAGECOACH FIRE | AUGUST 10 2020

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STAGECOACH FIRE | Kern County FD

About 9 miles South of Lake Isabella, near Havilah Community

UPDATE 2 | MONDAY (8/10/2020)

INCIDENT SUMMARY

  • Reported – 8/3/2020, 1529 PT
  • Cause – Unknown, under investigation
  • Response – Wildfire
  • Fuels – Tall brush, tall grass
  • Area – Havilah and Piute communities in Kern County. 9 miles south of Lake Isabella.
  • Command – Kern  County FD (Lead), BLM Fire and Sequoia Forest
  • IMT – IMT 2 – CA Team 15
  • Incident Cooperators – Kern Co SO, CAL FIRE, Kern HS District, CHP, Liberty Ambulance, CAL OES, Red Cross, CA DOC, San Joaquin and East Kern APCD, Joseph Elft (@MappingSupport)

Photo Credit | Kern FD

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CURRENT STATUS

  • Size/Containment – 7,760 acres
  • Containment Status – 77%
  • Personnel – 974 total personnel including 30 crews, 33 engines, 9 helicopters.
  • Fire Behavior – Min with flanking, creeping and smoldering
  • Operations – Firefighters making good press, increased containment achieved daily, construction and reinforcement of fire line in continually progress on eastern and northern edges.
  • Mop-up operations in progress to address hot spots.
  • Fire Weather – expected high winds on Tuesday afternoon, may increase fire behavior
  • Evacuations in progress

Photo Credit | Kern County FD

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EVACUATIONS

  • Thompson Canyon Area – Includes Caliente Bodfish Rd east to Piute Mtn Rd, from area South of School Street to South of Heritage Way
  • Valley Area – Saddles Springs Road/Piute Mtn Road as it goes near Burton Mill, Clear Creek, Cold Spring, Liebel Peak, Piute Peak, Piute Spring, Rocky Point and Saddle Spring

Photo Credit | City of Tehachapi | Photo taken of a helo on August 5th that was seen staged/flying out of the Tehachapi Municipal Airport

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CLOSURES

  • Roads – Thompson Canyon Road east of the cattle guard, approximately .25 mile East of Gossip Rock

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

  • $9 Million Cost-to-date (Fire Suppression/Containment efforts)
  • Damages – 5 structures
  • Destroyed – 15 structures (habitable), 25 (outbuildings)
  • Injuries – 1

Photo Credit | Alert Wildfire | Photo taken on August 4, 2020 as seen from Breckenridge.  This is showing a wind shift from NV fire cameras. Amazing….

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RESOURCES

  • Engines – 25
  • Helos – 9
  • Dozers – 1
  • Water Tenders – 14
  • Air Tankers – 0
  • Crews  – 21
  • Overhead Personnel – 139
  • Total Personnel – 754

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  • Central CA District – BLM

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