Friday, June 24, 2016

[californiadisasters] Re: Erskine Incident - Kern Co. - Lake Isabella

This fire has killed two local residents who were overrun during the initial attack or extended attack phase of the fire. The fire is now running again this afternoon and forcing the evacuation of Kern Valley Hospital and is burning into the Weldon area and has jumped Kelso Valley Road both up by Weldon as well as has burned out all the way towards Kelso Valley itself. More structures have been lost this afternoon including in the Kelso Valley area.

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:10 AM, Kim Noyes <> wrote:
Late yesterday afternoon an explosive wildfire broke out on the south side of Lake Isabella and exploded across 19,000 acres in 18 hours destroying as many as 100 structures and threatening 1,500 additional structures. Three firefighters were injured from smoke inhalation. The fire area is under Red Flag Warnings today so fire growth is expected to be significant. This is the priority fire in California now with no-divert orders on aircraft yesterday as eminent life hazard existed on the initial and extended attack phases of this now project fire.

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