Mesa Fire contained, homes safe

By Ashley Fike
Kern Valley Sun

At 2:42 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, firefighters from multiple agencies were dispatched to reports of a vegetation fire in Squirrel Mountain Valley near Quail Dr. and Bobcat Dr. Initial efforts were to protect threatened homes and slow spreading, and as air support and additional firefighters arrived, they were successfully able to limit the fire’s forward progress. Working through the next couple of days, crews were able to fully contain the fire by August 5, with 227 total acres burned and no structures lost. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.