Lightning Strikes Spark Fires in Sierras

Early morning air to ground lighting has ignited 40 new fires in the Southern Sierra Nevada’s and Tehachapi’s in Kern County.

The screen cap below is from the Breckenridge-facing-Tehachapis webcam.

If you click the “movie” tab you can follow the fire from the start near sunrise. Note there are three fire starts in this webcam view. There are no clear estimates of acreage involved however Kern County and Cal Fire are responding with full dispatches and are setting up for structure protection within the county.

13:40 hours

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Mike Morales

Retired Cal Fire/CDF Fire Captain

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