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ReadyKern Emergency Notification System
Wednesday August 25th, 2021 :: 02:37 p.m. PDT


French Fire - UPDATE #12 - Evacuation Warning Added

French Fire - UPDATE #12 - Evacuation Warning Added. Details below. Este es un mensaje de la seguridad. Para espanol, llame a 2-1-1. Gracias UPDATE: As of 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 This is an update to previous ReadyKern messages concerning the French Fire in the Kern River Valley. An Evacuation Warning has been added. The following information is complete at the time of this message. The community of Riverkern near the Kern-Tulare County border is now in an EVACUATION WARNING. An Evacuation Warning means that the French Fire is a potential threat to life and/or property, and all residents are advised to be prepared to leave the area at a moment’s notice if it becomes necessary. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock, should leave now. The previous EVACUATION ORDERS and EVACUATION WARNINGS remain in effect. There will be no escorts provided by Law Enforcement, Fire Personnel, or Forest Personnel. You can search your address in the French Fire Interactive Evacuation Map posted at The evacuation center is located at Woodrow Wallace Elementary School, 3240 Erskine Creek Road, Lake Isabella. Animal Services will assist with sheltering companion animals at the center. If you have physical limitations and require evacuation assistance, please call the Aging & Adult Services hotline at 1-855-264-6565. If you have an emergency, call 911. If you have any questions about the content of this message, please contact Kern County Information and Referral Services at 2-1-1. Thank you.

ReadyKern Emergency Notification System
2601 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93306

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