BAKERSFIELD - Bakersfield Fire Department firefighters were deployed late Sunday as part of a California Emergency Management Agency Firefighting Strike Team sent as an “immediate need” to assist the United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and others with the “Shirley Fire” in the Sequoia National Forest.
BFD deployments include:
BFD Cal-EMA Engine 299, with four firefighters assigned as an immediate need resource
BFD Light Engines 301 and 314, with three firefighters each assigned as immediate need resources
BFD firefighters reported to Wofford Heights for assignment with the Shirley Fire.
There are ten BFD firefighters assisting on the Shirley Fire at this time, and additional resources are on stand-by if requested.
NB Hwy. 99 closed at Panama Lane due to crash
UPDATE: One lane of Northbound Highway 99 is now open at Panama Lane.
CHP: Expect 2-hour closures at Hwy 99 and SR166
Highway 99 is experiencing partial closures due to "failing concrete," according to the California Highway Patrol.
Family hot spot needs funds
Sixth annual run, walk for sickle cell disease
Many local residents hit the pavement Saturday morning for the sixth annual walk and run against sickle cell disease.