Canyon Fire in Southern Sierra Nevada Forces Evacuations
The Canyon Fire Has Forced Some Communities Along Lower Kern River Canyon to Evacuate
The Associated Press reports that the Canyon Fire is about 10-percent contained, but it has grown to over 6,000 acres.
Hundreds of residents have had to be evacuated from parts of Bodfish and Myers Canyon and one home has confirmed to have been destroyed already.
The fire started on Sunday and according to the Ridgecrest Daily Independent, it is expected to be fully contained by September 17.
More than 1,000 firefighters are on the lines and more than two dozen aircraft are in use.
The fire is proving difficult to fight because of the high winds and rocky terrain.
Caliente Bodfish Road, Bodfish Canyon Road and Kern Canyon Road are closed at this time.
Shelters have been set up in Twin Oaks at the community church at the Lake Isabella Senior Center. Phone number is 1-661-333-0265.