KCFD: Mesa Fire burns 448 acres, now at 100% containment

Local News

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Mesa Fire, that had been burning in the Kern River Valley since July 31, is now at 100% containment and burned a total of 448 acres.

Officials said the fire crews first arrived at the Mesa fire burning near Quail and Bobcat drives at around 2:45 p.m. last week.

KCFD said the fire was burning in the Squirrel Mountain community and firefighters were able to keep flames away from nearby homes.

Crews from Kern County, Cal Fire, the Bureau of Land Management and the Sequoia National Forest all responded to the fire.

KCFD said an air and ground attack on the flames limited forward progress of the fire Wednesday night. Cooler nighttime temperatures have also helped firefighters maintain an upper hand on the fire, Kern County Fire Department Public Information Officer Andrew Freeborn said.

No firefighters or residents were injured.

No evacuations were called in connection to the fire, and the department says, Wednesday’s fire is a good reminder for residents to sign up for alerts from Ready Kern.

You can sign up for emergency notifications at this website.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News

More Local News