#ElkFire | Kern County – CA | New!



The Elk Fire is located 4 miles South of Buttonwillow in Kern County, California that started from an unknown cause at 1855 hours PDT on Friday evening.

Due to limited details, the wildfire is currently at 60 acres with a 0% containment status.

We are using the following hashtags #ElkFire #CAwildfires2017 for this incident.

We are waiting for additional details of this fire.  Our next update will be on Saturday.


(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog


BIG FIVE FIRE.  Start 6/18/2015.  Lightning caused.  Located at Big Five Basin near the Chagoopa Plateau, Sequoia National Park  208 Acres. 2 Personnel [staffing increasing over Labor Day weekend]. IC:  Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks.

ELK FIRE.  Off of Elk Mountain Road and Mount Dinger Road north of Upper Lake. Start 9/2/15 @ 1457 PDT.  Cause under investigation.  IC:  CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit / Mendocino National Forest.  670 Acres.  40% Contained. Incident Cooperators:  CALFIRE, USFS, North Shore Fire District, Lake County Sheriff’s Office and CHP. 270 Personnel.  26 Fire Engines.  18 Fire Crews. 4 Helicopters. 3 Dozers.  4 Water Tenders.

GASQUET COMPLEX.  Multiple Ignited Lightning Fires Within The Gasquet Ranger District.  694 Acres.  28,614 Acres. 45%

Bear Fire with boats

Boats at local marina in the Bear Fire. [Photo Credit: Justus Barton]

Contained. Fires in complex:  Bear Fire:  10,666.  43% Contained.  Peak Fire:  11,366 Acres.  9% Contained. Coon Fire:  5684 Acres. 100% Contained.  Feeder Fire:  898 Acres.  100% Contained.

MAD RIVER COMPLEX.  Ruth Lake and Mad River communities. Start 7/30/15. Lightning caused. 37,462 Acres. 100% contained.  108 Personnel.  Fires in this Complex:  Pickett Fire:  10,985 Acres.  Lassic Fire:  18,198 Acres.  Gobbler Fire:  8279 Acres. [Last Update]

NICKOWITZ FIRE.  Nickowitz Peak.  Start 8/1/15.  Lightning caused.  57 Personnel. 6881 Acres. 70% Contained. Containment lines holding.  Mop-up operations to continue.

RIVER COMPLEX.  New River Drainage near the communities of Dailey Ranch, Hoboken and Denny.  Multiple Wildfires.  Start

Bridge wrapped with a fire resistant wrap on the River Complex

Bridge wrapping on the River Complex. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

7/30/15.  Lightning caused.  291 Personnel.  71,332 Acres. 52% Contained.  Continue with patrolling and containment lines.

ROUGH FIRE.  2.5 miles to the southwest of Spanish Mountain

USFS Mules assigned to the North side of the Rough Fire [where there are roadless areas] Courtesy: Inciweb

and 5 miles North of Hume Lake.  Start 7/31/15.  Lightning caused.  2038 Personnel.  84,070 Acres.  25% Containment.

Feather River Hotshots Firing Operations Route 60. [Courtesy: Inciweb]

SOUTH COMPLEX.  Hyampom, south of 299 along the 60 Road.  Start 7/30/15.  Lightning.  316 Personnel.  29,395 Acres.  89% Contained.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog