By Clayton Huckaby
Kern Valley Sun
At approximately 12:40 p.m. on Monday, May 1, a Kern County fire crew was dispatched to reports of a grass fire near Fay Creek in the 9900 block of Fay Ranch Road.
When the first captain arrived on scene, the captain reported that the fire had already burned approximately three to four acres of land and was threatening structures in the area. Because of the nature of the fire and the proximity to the structures, additional fire engines were dispatched to the scene. Likewise, KCFD Helicopter 407, a water tender, Rio Bravo Hotshots, two air tankers, United States Forest Service Sequoia Engine 46 and Division 4 were also dispatched to the fire.
Firefighters were able to prevent the fire from damaging structures in the area. At approximately 1:49 p.m., the progression of the fire was halted and the fire was contained. After the fire was contained, resources remained in the area to hold the line and reinforce the control lines.
A press release from the Kern County Fire Department said, “The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents living in high fire hazard areas to make sure they maintain the defensible space around their homes.”