At about 4:00 pm on June 23, 2016, an aggressive fire exploded near Lake Isabella in Kern County. Dubbed the Erskine Fire, up to 80 homes were destroyed within the first 4 hours of it burning with 2,500 acres being consumed.
With unseasonably hot and dry conditions, firefighters are certain to be working tirelessly through the weekend to begin to try and contain this fire. As of 9:00 pm on the 23rd, the fire is 0% contained and firefighters, unfortunately, cannot access many of the areas where homes are threatened. At present, the fire has no known cause.
Evacuation orders are in place for South Lake, Lakeland Estates, Mountain Mesa, Squirrel Valley and Yankee Canyon. The CHP has also shut down Highway 178 in both directions at Highway 155 and Sierra Way. Evacuation centers have been set up at Kernville Elementary School located at 3340 Erskine Creek Rd. and the Lake Isabella Senior Center located at 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd.
The Erskine Fire Lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys are experienced in wildfire litigation and represent people that have lost their homes, personal property or sustained injuries as a result of a wildfire. If you or someone you know has been affected by the Erskine Fire in Kern County, contact attorney John Fiske at 619.237.3490 to discuss your potential case.
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