After a historic year of wildfires across California in 2020 the pace has not slowed in 2021. Already more fires have occurred and burned more land than the same time last year. Locally we have experienced wildfires in all areas of our county. Among these the Peak Fire, still active, which has burned more than 2,000 acres.
Your Kern County firefighters continue to answer the call at home while also assisting other California counties hit hardest by wildfires. Currently there are 31 KCFD firefighters assisting at the following fires: Dixie, Granite Pass Complex, and Cub Creek 2.
We encourage every individual to continue to think fire safe. Take steps now to prepare yourself for emergencies.
- Maintain Defensible Space on your property.
- Develop and practice an evacuation plan for your family.
- Build a go-bag with contents specific to your individual needs.
- Register for emergency notifications at www.kerncountyfire.org.
- Follow the social media of local emergency agencies.
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