Kern County Firefighters 1301 Twitter shared a tweet this afternoon illustrating the group of Kern Firefighters that just spent the past 2 weeks battling the Ferguson Fire.
#KernCountyFirefighters are coming home after a tireless 14 days on the #FergusonFire . A new crew of firefighters is taking over the strike team for another 14 days. Currently there are approx. 342 of our #Firefighters on duty throughout the state and in @CountyofKern . Be safe! pic.twitter.com/fE7gysqdLr
— Kern County Firefighters 1301 (@KCFF1301) July 30, 2018
The Ferguson Fire has spread to over 55 thousand acres and is only 30 percent contained at this time according to Cal Fire. There are currently 3,766 personnel engaged with the fire including 244 engines, 47 water tenders, 14 helicopters, 92 crews, 5 masticators and 78 dozers, Cal Fire reports. There have been 2 fatalities and 7 injuries reported with one structure being destroyed.
According to another tweet from KCF 1301, on July 25 a total of 91 firefighters had been deployed across the state battling the multiple fires.
#KernCountyFirefighters on strike team 9320C are enroute to the #CranstonFire . Battalion 2, E318, E325, E345, E363, and E376 are responding. Including the #FergusonFire , #HorseCreekFire , and #CarrFire , a total of 91 #KCFD firefighters are now deployed. pic.twitter.com/MD0wr1TeW6
— Kern County Firefighters 1301 (@KCFF1301) July 26, 2018