View Mobile Site

Ask the Expert

Signal Photos


Residents return as Sierra Nevada wildfire tamed

Posted: June 17, 2014 2:06 p.m.
Updated: June 17, 2014 2:06 p.m.

The fire camp for the Shirley Fire at Camp Nine, near Kernville, Calif., is well underway Sunday, June 15.


LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — Diminishing winds were helping California firefighters surround 75 percent of a wildfire in the southern Sierra Nevada.

There was no overnight growth of the blaze near Lake Isabella, northeast of Bakersfield, fire spokeswoman Cheryl Chipman said early Tuesday.

Late Monday, evacuation orders were lifted for some 1,000 mountain homes.

The blaze has destroyed three houses, damaged another and forced hundreds to flee their homes. At least two of the burned houses appeared to be abandoned, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement.

One other home was damaged by the fire, which charred more than 4 square miles of trees and brush in and around the Sequoia National Forest and threatened power lines and communications facilities.

On Tuesday, firefighters will look to build lines all the way around the blaze, and helicopter water drops and expected calm winds could help. The fire was 75 percent contained.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


No comments have been posted.

You need to be a registered user to post a comment. Please click here to register.

The Signal encourages readers to interact with one another, following the guidelines outlined in our Comment/Moderation Policy. Click here to read it.

To report offensive or inappropriate comments, e-mail The content posted from readers of does not necessarily represent the views of The Signal or Morris Multimedia. By submitting this form you agree to the terms and conditions listed above. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...