KC French Fire consumes 3,223 acres with 0% containment

At press time, the French Fire had burned 3,223 acres of grass, brush and timber understory near Sawmill Road and Wagy Flat, northwest of Lake Isabella in Kern County and is 0% contained. The fire was exhibiting extreme fire behavior. It is being managed by an Interagency Incident Management Type 3 Team under Unified Command: The Bureau of Land Management, Sequoia National Forest and Kern County Fire Department.

Evacuations are in effect. The public is encouraged to heed the Kern County Sheriff Department’s evacuation orders and warnings. Have a full tank of gas, gather important documents and medications and be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.

Story First Published: 2021-08-20