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  • Monday, Sep 05 2011 05:22 PM

    Canyon Fire Update #2

    Command has changed to CalFire, information sketchy

  • Monday, Sep 05 2011 02:45 PM

    Tehachapi man was first on scene of plane crash

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    A Tehachapi man who was first on the scene of Sunday's plane crash on the Old West Ranch suffered burns as he tried to put out the fire.

  • Monday, Sep 05 2011 01:10 PM

    Canyon Fire Update #1

    Latest news about the Canyon Fire

  • Monday, Sep 05 2011 01:07 PM

    Canyon Fire Update #1

    The Tehachapi News will begin posting periodic updates in this location. These updates may not have all of the information previously reported, so please refer to earlier stories if you need more information.

    We've had no official word from Kern County Fire Dept. or CalFire since the morning briefing, but we understand the change to CalFire command will take place sometime this afternoon.

    In the meantime, more resources are arriving, the aerial firefighting effort is underway and things look much better to us than they did yesterday at this time with much less wind and a bit of a cloud cover which seems to be keeping things cooler. It's obvious that the water and retardant that were dropped yesterday have helped; now the hand crews have to get in and cut line. Lots of hard work.

    We have confirmed two structures lost on Old West Ranch and are gathering information which we'll include in a later update.

    There has been very little activity at the Red Cross shelter and it looks as if everyone who had a need for help with animals was able to manage that. At this point it seems to us that there are more willing helpers than people in need of help -- that may change later.

    We are working on a couple of very interesting stories with photos and will post these as soon as they're complete. We've also received numerous great photos from readers and are working to get these posted. Thank you all!

    Send news tips or questions to: editorial@tehachapinews.com. Additional updates will be posted as new information is available.

  • Monday, Sep 05 2011 09:20 AM

    UPDATE: Canyon Fire grows to 12,100 acres

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    UPDATE: The Canyon Fire grows to 12,100 acres.

  • Monday, Sep 05 2011 12:26 AM

    Canyon Fire: More reader photos submitted

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    More Tehachapi News readers have submitted photos of the Canyon Fire taken in the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.

  • Sunday, Sep 04 2011 11:38 PM

    Fire grows to more than 3,500 acre, second plane crash victim confirmed

    The Canyon Fire burning in the mountains south of the City of Tehachapi has grown to more than 3,500 acres and the Kern County Sheriff's office has confirmed a second victim in the plane crash that started the fire late Sunday morning.

  • Sunday, Sep 04 2011 09:12 PM

    Sheriff's Office expands Canyon Fire evacuation area.

    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.

  • Sunday, Sep 04 2011 09:09 PM

    Readers send fire photos

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    Tehachapi News readers send photos of Canyon Fire.

  • Sunday, Sep 04 2011 08:56 PM

    Evacuation area expanded -- ReadyKern Alerts sent

    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.
    Send news tips to: celliott@tehachapinews.com. Visit the Tehachapi News on facebook for updates, as well.

  • Sunday, Sep 04 2011 08:32 PM

    Firefighters battle Canyon Fire

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    Firefighters battle Canyon Fire, two reported killed in airplane crash

  • Sunday, Sep 04 2011 07:55 PM

    Additional evacuations ordered, local resources detailed

    The Canyon Fire continues to rage in the mountains south of the City of Tehachapi.

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