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Way Fire Update 8 AM 08.20.2014

Incident: Way Fire Wildfire
Released: 8/20/2014

Way Fire Incident Fact Sheet

August 20, 2014 8 A.M.

On Call Fire Information Officer: (661) 330-0133, (760) 376-3781

Location: Wofford Heights, North side of Hwy 155

Start Date & Time: August 18, 2014 2:38 P.M.

Acres: 3,367

Containment 15%

Total Personnel: 900

Estimated costs to date: $1,350,000.00

Cause: Under Investigation

Last night’s fire activity: No increase in acreage was due in part to the excellent effort yesterday and the efforts of line construction last evening. Today’s efforts will focus upon continued line construction where possible assisted by air assets assigned to the incident.

Damage Assessment: Preliminary information indicates that eight residences were destroyed and ten outbuildings were damaged. A more detailed assessment when safe to do so.

Public Meeting: This evening 6 P.M. at Faith Community Church located at 20 West Panorama, Wofford Heights 93285. Fire Officials and other agency representatives will be present to discuss the fire status, current road closures, and evacuation status. Live streaming of the meeting will take place and can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfsv8sTdZ3k.

Meeting is archived on YouTube and can be accessed at later date.

Evacuations: Bristlecone, Sycamore, Sierra Vista, Needham, Loma Lane, Sargent lane, Adams, Mountain View, Frontier, Burlando, Marvista, Rodgers Road, South and North Trail, Whitney Road, Grove Park Way, Silvermine Drive. Evacuation Shelter established at Kern Valley High School on Erskine Creek Road in Lake Isabella.

Road Closures: Bristlecone, Sycamore, Sierra Vista, Needham, Loma Lane, Sargent Lane, Adams Road, Mountain View Road, Frontier, Burlando, Marvista, Rodgers Road, South and North Trail, Whitney Road, Grove Park Way, Silvermine Drive.

Cooperating Agencies: Kern County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, Kern County Road Dept. SoCal Edison, American Red Cross

Additional Information: www.inciweb.nwcg.gov ; www.kerncountyfire.org www.facebook.com/kerncountyfire; www.flickr.com/kerncountyfire

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Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
California
Porterville, CA 93257
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