It was a quick phone call so the information I got was limited. They are working on the same division as El Cariso Hotshots from the CNF. The fire activity is extreme and they were pulled out of an area yesterday. Sounds like this fire is getting bigger. Here's a link to an online scanner (opens in itunes) http://184.108.40.206:3072/
The fire is burning on both sides (west and east) of the Upper Kern River, above Kernville. The fire is approx. 11,000 acres and only 5% containment. The fire is burning in grass, brush, oak and scattered pines.