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Erskine Fire: Residents start to return home, many still without power

Kern County Fire Department
| People affected by the Erskine Fire are returning home now — or at least trying to, as more than 200 structures, including many homes, were destroyed.

Erskine Fire: 2 killed in fire identified; some residents can return home

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A wildfire that quickly overwhelmed whole towns near Lake Isabella in Kern County has so far cost an estimated $7.6 million, killed two and destroyed 200 homes.

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In the face of Erskine Fire, Kern County man leaves all he has behind

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Several Kern County residents have been evacuated to shelters nearby. On such person is Robert Larsen; he left his trailer on Thursday along with his dogs.

Erskine Fire: 2 killed, 200 structures burned, evacuations in Central California

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The fire held steady on Saturday night. It has burned 36,810 acres and destroyed 200 structures in Kern County. Crews hope to take advantage of lighter winds forecast for Sunday. High temperatures and low humidity remain a challenge.

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San Gabriel Complex Fire: Most evacuation orders lifted

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The blaze burning in the San Gabriel Mountains has burned 5,285 acres and is 62 percent contained. But crews had to temporarily halt firefighting efforts on Saturday after multiple drone intrusions.

Erskine Fire: Fast-moving wildfire burns homes in Kern County

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Get updates on the Erskine Fire, which has burned over 2,000 acres and more than 50 homes Thursday afternoon.

San Gabriel Complex: Firefighters try making progress before fire weather

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Firefighters were able to use more of their resources building containment line and fighting the fire directly rather than focusing on protecting homes on Thursday.

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San Gabriel Complex: Some residents returning home; winds still a threat

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Some Duarte residents were being allowed to return to their homes Wednesday, but many evacuations remain in place. Firefighters face another day of strong winds.