Lakewood Fire in Bodfish Canyon

***LAKEWOOD FIRE***             

UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 1 @ 7:15 a.m.

#LakewoodFire near Todd Ct and Brick Dr, east of Lake Isabella (Kern Co) per Kern County Fire is now 40 acres and 90% contained.

Via CAL FIRE

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Acres burned: 50

Containment: 25%

Full containment expected by Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.

Last night crews worked all night mopping up and securing the fire line. Their hard work put the containment at 25%. Today crews will continue to secure the lines and keep the fire North of Piute Road, South of Commercial Street, East of Larch Street and West of Bodfish Canyon Road. Weather and terrain will continue to be a factor and expected containment will be tomorrow morning at 5:00 p.m.

Via Kern County Fire Department

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Acres: 50 

Containment: %10

Injuries: 1 

Structures Threatened: 30 

 Structures Destroyed: 1 

EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT ASSIGNED:

Engines: 13

Patrols: 4

Air tankers: 5 

Helicopters: 3

Water Tenders: 1

Bulldozers:4

 Fire Crews: 2

Overhead: 11

Total Personnel: 100

Current Situation: Bodfish, Ca: At approximately 3:58 p.m., Kern County Fire Department received a call for a structure fire at the 600 block of Lace Wood Court. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a fully involved mobile home with exposures to the vegetation and nearby homes. Crews immediately started exposure protection to the homes and started a 1st alarm Interagency Vegetation response due to high winds pushing the fire up the mountain. This immediately put this into a Unified Command with Kern County Fire Department, US Forest Service and Bureau land Management. Approximately 100 firefighters are battling this blaze and 50 acres plus has burned with 10 % containment. Multiple helicopters and air tankers dropped major amounts of water and retardant on the fire to help protect the threatened homes. Fire is under investigation.  

Via Kern County Fire Department

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At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, a structure fire was reported off of Piute St. on Lacewood Crt. in Bodfish Canyon. The resident was able to escape to safety. 

When crews arrived on scene, they found a mobile home engulfed in flames and the fire had spread to the surrounding brush, putting other structures at risk. There is still active fire and emergency personnel on site, so please use caution if traveling in the area. 

The Kern Valley Sun will update this post if and when information becomes available.

Photos by Shannon Rapose | Kern Valley Sun