Post Fire, 100 Structures Threatened in Kern County

There’s a theme developing with wildfires in SoCal as the second season starts. Fires are quick to 1,000 acres and then succumb to solid initial attack measures that include full use of air resources.

The latest is the Post Fire burning near Lebec, a mountain community at the top of the I-5 Grapevine in Kern County.

The Post Fire was reported around noon today and has quickly burned 1,250 acres and is threatening 100 structures. According to chatter on Wildland Fire the DC-10 Supertanker, Tanker 910 is on scene. Air Attack reports ground commanders have ordered all available heavy air tankers.

I will roll updates from here until this one develops beyond initial attack. If history repeats, calming overnight winds should give ground crews a chance to collar it before it can get a foothold.

Map of Post Fire vicinity.
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Update; Day 2

They caught it. Great job Kern County, USFS and cooperating agencies. Great work in the sky. This is turning out to be the year of the air tanker! Anyone else noticing more air resources on initial attack? There has to be a correlation between more AT’s and fewer acres burned.

Amateur video from Lebec looking towards the Post Fire

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