Recent Thunderstorms Result in Lightning Fires

Kernville, CA – The Sequoia National Forest and a large portion of the Southern Sierras experienced thunderstorm activity this past weekend.  This activity ignited several fires across the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. According to Forest Service…

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Silver Alert – Garland Robertson

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in locating Garland Robertson. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has issued a Silver Alert for Robertson,, who is from Sacramento. He was last seen in Sacramento on September 30th, 2015…


Flood Warning (10/5/2015)

The National Weather Service has issued a * Flood Warning for… northern Kern County in central California… southeastern Tulare County in central California… * until 815 PM PDT * at 512 PM PDT… local law enforcement reported flooding in Onyx….

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Lightning Sparks More Fires As Wilderness Trails Open

SPRINGVILLE, CA – Two new wildfires were sparked by lightning during Sunday’s storm south of Johnsondale on the Western Divide Ranger District in Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest.  The “Baker” and “Starvation” fires are both small, each less…

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Vandalism Investigation

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect or suspects responsible for numerous acts of vandalism. On October 4th, 2015, between the hours of 3:00 am and 7:00 am, an unknown suspect or suspects…

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Rough Fire Update – (Monday, October 5, 2015)

Date Started: July 31, 2015 Cause:  Lightning Size: 151,623 acres Containment: 89% Structures Destroyed: 4 Firefighter injuries to date: 12 Total Personnel: 260 Fire Resources: 7 crews 5 engines 2 helicopters 4 bulldozers 10 water tenders FIRE SUMMARY:  Cooler weather…