Kern County FD: 225 personnel fought wildfire near Lake Isabella

Roads were closed yesterday due to fire

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. - A total of 225 fire personnel were in the Lake Isabella area yesterday fighting a wildfire.

Firefighters from the Kern County Fire Department, US Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management responded to a report of a wildland fire that was called in by a medivac helicopter in the area of Keyesville, located just west of Lake Isabella. 

Due to the remote location and steep terrain, firefighters had to hike in to the fire with hoselines until air resources arrived on scene.  Crews were able to place hoselines around the fire with assistance from hand crews that were completing hand line near the fires edge. 

The fire closed a portion of Hwy 155 after a spot fire jumped the road; however, firefighters were able to quickly catch the spot fire, and the road was reopened a short time later.

Firefighters will remain on scene throughout Thursday, June 27, to complete mop up of the fire. 

All roads through the area are now open, and no structures were threatened during the incident.

A cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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