Last modified on Jul 11, 2016
 

Deer Fire

Deer Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 11, 2016 9:40 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: July 1, 2016 2:05 pm  
Administrative Unit: Kern County Fire 
County: Kern County  
Location: Hwy 223 X Deertrail Rd., 6 Miles East of Arvin  
Acres Burned - Containment: 1,785 acres - 100% contained  
Estimated - Containment: 1,785 acres - 100% contained  
Injuries: 3  
Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: Kern County Fire/OES, Kern County Sheriff, CHP, Bear Valley CSD, CalOES, CDCR, American Red Cross, Cal Edison, Tejon Ranch, CCC.  
Total Fire Personnel: 1118  
Total Fire Engines: 110  
Total Fire crews: 29  
Total Helicopters: 8  
Total Dozers: 4  
Total Water Tenders: 5  
Long/Lat: -118.72272/35.20993  
Conditions: Suppression repair activities continue and firefighters will be working overnight to construct containment lines while strengthening and securing control lines.

Residents need to be prepared for this fire season. The prolonged drought has cause epidemic levels of Bark Beetles that have increased tree mortality to over 66 million dead trees.

For more information visit the following websites; www.readykern.com to register and receive fire updates and evacuation orders and www.readyforwildfire.org SAFETY MESSAGE - The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please drive slowly as emergency personnel are in the area.  

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