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By Randy Economy
July 28, 2010
Here is the latest news on that huge fire up in Kern County....
Name: West Fire
Status/Notes: 25% Contained - 1,400 acres
Structures Threatened: 150
Structures Destroyed: 30
Date Started: July 27, 2010 at 3:00 PM
Last Update: July 28, 2010 at 11:30 AM
TEHACHAPI, CA – The West Fire is now 25% contained. Update on acreage is 1400. A Cal Fire Type 1 Management Team will be transitioning over at 12:00P.M. The California Governor is scheduled to arrive at the Command Post at 1:00P.M. This is located at Tehachapi High School at 801 Dennison Rd. There are approximately 800 personnel assigned to the incident made up of Kern County Fire, Los Angeles County Fire, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and Cal Fire. Assisting agencies are Kern Co. Sherriff, California Highway Patrol, Tehachapi Police Dept., Red Cross, and various county services.