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Deer Fire (Kern County)

Last updated: 7/3/16 @ 7:00 AM

Acreage/Containment: 1,785 acres – 40% contained
County: Kern
Location: Hwy 223 and Deertrail, 6 miles east of Arvin
Administrative Unit: Kern County Fire / CAL FIRE
Date Started: July 1, 2016

Resources
Personnel: 908
Engines: 130
Crews: 19
Dozers: 6
Watertenders: 6
Helicopters: 12

Cooperating Agencies: Kern County Fire/OES, Kern County Sheriff, CHP, Bear Valley CSD, CalOES, CDCR, American Red Cross, Cal Edison, Tejon Ranch, CCC.

Current Situation:
Firefighters continue to construct containment lines while strengthening and securing control lines. All lines will be reinforced and mopped up and patrols will begin in certain area of the fire. Last night firefighters were able to make good progress due to cooler temperatures and higher humidity over the fire. High temperatures and low humidity will continue for the next few days. Today firefighters will continue to actively battle the fire from the air and on the ground.

Residents need to be prepared for this fire season. The prolonged drought has cause epidemic levels of Bark Beetles that have increased tree mortality to over 66 million dead trees.
For more information visit the following websites; www.readykern.com to register and receive fire updates and evacuation orders and www.readyforwildfire.org

Evacuations:
Recommended Evacuation: Bear Valley Springs, residents to the north and west of the intersection of Deer Trail Drive and Starland Trail.

Precautionary Evacuation: Residents in the community of Hart Flat are advised to prepare for evacuation.

Evacuation Centers:
Jacobsen Middle School: 711 Anita Dr., Tehachapi, 93561

Road Closures:
Road Closure: Deer Trail and Starland Trail “Starland Loop”.
Road Closure Lifted: Highway 223 was reopened yesterday July 02, 2016.

SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please drive slowly as emergency personnel are in the area.

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