Deer, Arvin, Kern County

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  • Incident Name: Deer, Arvin, Kern County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: Kern County Fire / CAL FIRE
  • Size (acres): 1,785
  • Percent Contained: 100
  • Estimate of Containment: July 9, 2016
  • Personnel: 836
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Deer, Kern County Fire Department. Transfer of command from Cal Fire IMT 1 (Gouvea) back to the local unit will occur today. Seven miles west of Ricardo, CA. Timber, brush, and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.

July 5, 2016 at 9:01 AM 

Suppression repair activities have begun and firefighters will continue to mop up interior islands in the fire area, construct containment lines while strengthening and securing control lines. High temperatures and low humidity will continue for the next few days.

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

July 4, 2016 at 8:37 AM 

At 6:00 PM yesterday, all areas that were under a Recommended Evacuation Order or Precautionary Evacuation have been lifted. All residents of the community of Bear Valley Springs and Hart Flat may return home.

Road Closures: At 6:00 PM yesterday, Deertrail Drive and Starland Trail “Starland Loop” have been lifted.

Current Situation:
Suppression repair activities have begun and firefighters will continue to mop up interior islands in the fire area, construct containment lines while strengthening and securing control lines. High temperatures and low humidity will continue for the next few days.

We want everyone to have a safe 4th of July; fireworks are dangerous and can cause serious injuries. Sparklers burn at 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, hot enough to cause 3rd degree burns! Take advantage of public fireworks shows in your community. For more information on fireworks safety go to www.fire.ca.gov

July 3, 2016 at 7:40 PM

At 6:00 PM today, all areas that are under a Recommended Evacuation Order or Precautionary Evacuation will be lifted. All residents of the community of Bear Valley Springs and Hart Flat may return home.
Road Closures: Deertrail Drive and Starland Trail “Starland Loop” will be lifted as well.

Current Situation:
Tonight firefighters will mop up interior islands in the fire area and continue to construct containment lines while strengthening and securing control lines. High temperatures and low humidity will continue for the next few days.

We want everyone to have a safe 4th of July; fireworks are dangerous and can cause serious injuries. Take advantage of public fireworks shows in your community. For more information on fireworks safety go to www.fire.ca.gov

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

Evacuation Centers:
Jacobsen Middle School: 711 Anita Dr., Tehachapi, 93561

July 3, 2016 at 7:01 AM

Firefighters continue to construct containment lines while strengthening and securing control lines. All lines will be reinforced and mopped up and patrols will begin in certain area of the fire. Last night firefighters were able to make good progress due to cooler temperatures and higher humidity over the fire. High temperatures and low humidity will continue for the next few days. Today firefighters will continue to actively battle the fire from the air and on the ground.

Evacuations:
Recommended Evacuation: Bear Valley Springs, residents to the north and west of the intersection of Deer Trail Drive and Starland Trail.

Precautionary Evacuation: Residents in the community of Hart Flat are advised to prepare for evacuation.

Evacuation Centers:
Jacobsen Middle School: 711 Anita Dr., Tehachapi, 93561

Road Closures:
Road Closure: Deer Trail and Starland Trail “Starland Loop”.
Road Closure Lifted: Highway 223 was reopened yesterday July 02, 2016.

July 2, 2016 at 9:05 PM

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team #1 assumed command of the Incident today at 11:00am. Firefighters continue to construct containment lines while strengthening and securing control lines. High temperatures and low humidity will continue for the next few days. Access to fire is very challenging, but firefighters are actively battling the fire from the air and on the ground.

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.

Evacuations:
Recommended Evacuation: Bear Valley Springs, residents to the north and west of the intersection of Deer Trail Drive and “Starland Trail”.

Precautionary Evacuation: Residents in the community of Hart Flat are advised to prepare for evacuation.

Evacuation Center:
Jacobsen Middle School: 711 Anita Dr., Tehachapi, 93561

Road Closures:
Road Closure: Deer Trail and Starland Trail “Starland Loop”.
Road Closure Lifted: Highway 223 will reopen today July 02, 2016 at 8:00PM

July 2, 2016 at 7:52 PM

CALFIRE photo

CALFIRE photo

Per CAL FIRE: DeerFire near Bear Valley Springs (Kern County) is now 1,800 acres & 20% contained.

July 2, 2016 at 9:08 AM

CAL FIRE has activated Incident Management Team #1 to this fire.