News and Notes
Cove Inc. CA-SQF1234 Community of Mountain Mesa
Incident remains in Unified Command (Sequoia NF, BLM and CALFIRE)
Fire started on Federal DPA and burned onto State DPA
Fire has burned approximately 1,316 ACRES and is 25% contained
Evacuation Center was closed late last night
Fire is still active in the N/E corner of the Incident adjacent to riparian area
There has not been any recorded fire history in the
N/E corner of Incident (riparian area) since the early 1900's
Due to safety concerns and hazards, crews will work within the riparian
areas during day operations only
Gusty winds are expected to continue throughout the next operational period
Values at risk are the riparian areas which is habitat to the Willow Fly Catcher and the communities of Weldon and South Lake
Cove Inc. CA-SQF-
Mountain Mesa / Kissack Bay area, Highway 178 Lake Isabella, Kern Co.
Per Sequoia NF ECC containment & control efforts have been hampered
by strong windy conditions. Fire is estimated at 1,356 acres
(838 Fed, 518 State) with a majority of the fire on the north side of Hwy 178.
Fire is reported to have moved into the South fork Wilderness area
Per SQF ECC & CHP CAD WEB@1658hrs
Hwy 178 from Sierra – Poplar is closed with traffic being diverted
around Lake Isabella via Sierra Way.
Voluntary evacuations remain in place for portions of the
subdivisions of Mountain Mesa and South Lake
Evacuation center is located at the Lake Isabella
Senior Center 6409 Lake Isabella Blvd. at Senior Center and remains open.
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