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Sunday, September 11, 2011

CA-KRN- Comanche Fire Complex - 22,400 acres 30% w/ evacuations

 Comanche Fire Complex Incident Information: 
 THE COMMUNITY OF STALLION SPRINGS IS CURRENTLY UNDER A RECOMMENDED EVACUATION.
Last Updated: September 11, 2011 6:15 pm
Date/Time Started: September 10, 2011 4:00 am
Administrative Unit: Kern County Fire / CAL FIRE
County: Kern County
Location: 8 miles south east of Arvin
Acres Burned: 22,400 acres
Containment 4 fires totaling 22,400 acres
Evacuations: Yes, Stallion Springs under evacuation
An emergency evacuation center will be opened at Jacobsen Middle School, 711 Anita Drive in Tehachapi.
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Kern County Fire, Kern County Sheriff's Office, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Total Fire Personnel: 300
Engines: 30
Fire crews: 22
Helicopters: 1
Dozers: 3
Water tenders: 6
Major Incident Command Team: CAL FIRE Incident Command Team #7
Conditions:  
Fires in the Complex Command:
Comanche Fire
Located in the Lower Tejon Canyon.
Approximately 20,000 acres, is 30% contained
Fire is still threatening Stallion Springs.
Knob Fire
Located south of Highway 166 between Interstate 5 and Maricopa.
Fire is 1,500 acres and is 100% contained.
Wolf Fire
Located near Highway 166 and Old River Road.
Fire is 500 acres and is 100% contained.
Harris Branch
Fire is 100 acres.
Weather: High temperature and west winds with gusts of up to 40 mph.
Additional information: on Road Closures visit Kern County Fires Incident Information.
Phone Numbers (661) 873-2680 (Kern County Call Center)

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