Last modified on Sep 10, 2011

Canyon Fire

Canyon Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 10, 2011 8:30 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: September 4, 2011 11:30 am  
Administrative Unit: Kern County Fire / CAL FIRE / BLM 
County: Kern County  
Location: Blackburn Canyon Road at Snowshoe Lane, Tehachapi  
Acres Burned - Containment: 14,585 acres  
Estimated - Containment: 14,585 acres - 100% contained  
Structures Destroyed:32 residences and 30 outbuildings have been destroyed. Additionally, 19 vehicles and 19 recreational vehicles have been destroyed.  
Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted and all roads are reopened.  
Injuries: 7  
Cause: Plane crash 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Kern County Fire, Santa Barbara County Fire, Ventura County Fire, Orange County Fire Authority, USFS, BLM, OES, CHP, Tehachapi Police Dept, Kern County Sheriff's Office, Red Cross  
Total Fire Personnel: 23 (17 CAL FIRE)  
Total Fire Engines: 5 CAL FIRE  
Total Water Tenders: 1  
Costs to date: $10.3 million  
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Command Team #6 is in unified command with Kern County Fire.  
Conditions: Remaining fire crews continue to construct control lines and mop up. Fire suppression repair and rehabilitation teams are making good progress.
Red Cross: Residents who experienced a property loss can contact the Red Cross at 661-824-6427 After Hours 1-800-951-5600  
Phone Numbers  (661) 330-0133 (Kern County Public Information Officer) 

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