Kern County Sheriff's Office has expanded its mandatory evacuation order and just sent ReadyKern alerts to phones and email addresses throughout the Tehachapi area that have registered for the county's "reverse 911" system.
The evacuation order related to the Canyon Fire is as follows:
"This is a message from the Kern County Sheriff's Office. Mandatory evacuations in the Blackburn Canyon Area, all residences within the boundaries south of Highline, west of Willow Springs, east of Water Canyon and north of Oak Creek need to evacuate.
To reach the Kern County Sheriff's office call 661-861-3110 (if an emergency, call 911).
The Red Cross has a shelter set up at Jacobsen Middle School, 711 Anita (enter off Snyder near the swimming pool.
Kern County Animal Control has set up at the shelter to assist with animal needs.
A list of volunteers who are available to help with animals or in other ways is as follows:
- Terry Kristie and John 822-3670 or 972-5140 will haul and pasture horses.
- Janice from STOP 599-6400 will help with animal needs.
- Samara and Kyle 466-4449, transportation of any items
- Chad Steele, 817-2898, has land to keep horses, goats, etc. No dogs.
The Tehachapi News will post other information as it becomes available.
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