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Friday, Jul 30 2010 11:55 AM

West Fire evacuation orders lifted

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Overall aerial of West Fire in Tehachapi Wednesday afternoon.

All evacuation orders for residents affected by the West Fire in Old West Ranch have been lifted, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

A residential assistance group will be set up at the corner of Dennison Road and Summers Drive to provide information and assistance for impacted residents.

The group will include representatives from the Kern County Fire Department, Kern County Office of Emergency Services, American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Tehachapi Police Department and Kern County Sheriff's Office.

The group will help residents reach their homes, if necessary, and offer guidelines for temporary power outages and disinfecting wells, as well as vouchers for food, fuel and mental health services.

Residents driving in the area should remain cautious, as emergency personnel continue to work on the fire.

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