Fire on Mt. Pinos under control

UPDATE: FRAZIER PARK, CA (Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 6:31 p.m.)—The fire on Mt. Pinos is about 1/10 of an acre in size according to Los Padres National Forest Mt. Pinos District Fire Management Officer John Abell, who reported visible smoke while he was on patrol near Lockwood Valley and Grade Valley roads at about 5 p.m. “There is minimal fire activity and we expect to finish up [by about 9 p.m.],” Abell said. Mt. Pinos Ranger District resources were on-scene including Los Padres National Forest Fire Prevention Captain Sean Wolf. One engine from Plumas National Forest, one engine from Mendocino National Forest and Los Padres Engine 72, Abell said. Ventura County’s helicopter crew flew reconnaissance to verify safe access for fire crews on the ground, according to Abell.

FRAZIER PARK, CA (Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 5:13 p.m.)—A fire has been reported burning on Mt. Pinos about 1.5 miles west of the Chula Vista parking lot. Kern County Battalion 5 and Los Padres National Forest Battalion 7 are responding.

This is part of the December 20, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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