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Monday, September 5, 2011

CA-KRN-Canyon 8,644 acres, 10% containment, 2 fatalities

Incident Name/Type: Canyon Fire (CA-KRN-27244)
Evacuations continue in the areas of Old West Ranch, Owens Ranch, and to 2 miles south of Oak Creek and east of Willow Springs Rd.
Update: 18:30 9/5/11 - 8,644 acres, 10% contained
 Active fire, with spotting up to 1/4 mile, in all Divisions. 12 primary structures and 18 outbuildings have been destroyed.
Update: 07:30 9/5/11. - 4759 acres with 5% containment, 2 fatalities, 12 homes, 15 outbuildings, 3 RVs, multiple vehicles destroyed. A wildfire was ignited by a deadly plane crash with two fatalities and has grown to more than seven miles and threatening about 650 homes after the single-engine Cessna 210 went down Sunday afternoon near Tehachapi south of Bakersfield, according to Kern County fire department spokesman Cary Wright. #CaFire
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Canyon Fire - Kern County Perimeter and Location Map

Canyon Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated:September 5, 2011 5:00 am  
Date/Time Started:September 4, 2011 11:30 am  
Administrative Unit:Kern County Fire 
County:Kern County  
Location:Blackburn Canyon Road at Snowshoe Lane, Tehachapi  
Acres Burned:4,759 acres  
Containment4,759 acres - 5% contained  
Structures Destroyed:1 residence has been destroyed  
Threatened:650 residences - 150 outbuildings  
Evacuations:Evacuations of Old West Ranch, Owens Ranch and extended evacuation orders to 2 miles south of Oak Creek and east of Willow Springs Rd.
Road closures include Blackburn Canyon Rd, Water Canyon Rd and Oak Creek Rd  
Cooperating Agencies:CAL FIRE, Los Angeles County Fire, Santa Barbara County Fire, Ventura County Fire, Orange County Fire Authority, USFS, CHP, Tehachapi Police Dept, Kern County Sheriff's Office, Red Cross  
Total Fire Personnel:600 (168 CAL FIRE)  
Engines:69 (20 CAL FIRE)  
Fire crews:21 (6 CAL FIRE)  
Dozers:10 (4 CAL FIRE)  
Water tenders:4  
Conditions:Firefighters are battling this blaze in steep, rugged terrain with heavy fuels. The high temperatures, low humidity and erratic winds are making conditions difficult for fire crews.  
Phone Numbers (661) 330-0133 (Kern County Public Information Officer) 

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