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Sequoia Complex Fire Update – September 14th

Photo taken from the fire station in Camp Nelson
Today’s update reports that 62 structures have been lost. We understand the community is very concerned and wants updates on specific homes and structures. Active fire in the area has made it unsafe for county officials to enter and assess damages. A Tulare County building official will be notifying property owners of losses. “We understand the news about lost structures,...

SQF Complex Information – September 14th

Fire activity along 190 near intersection with 216, 1 mile east of Camp Nelson
90,845 Acres - 12% Contained The Sequoia Complex (SQFComplex), is made up of the Castle and Shotgun fires. The fires were reported on August 24, 2020. Initial attack of these fires was a top priority. Both fires are in the Sequoia National Forest. The majority of the Castle Fire is in the Sequoia National Forest, but it is also burning in the...

Sequoia National Park Implements Closure of Generals Highway

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA – Sequoia National Park implements an immediate road closure of the Generals Highway from Highway 198 in Three Rivers to the Giant Forest Museum starting at 6 am on Monday, September 14, 2020. The immediate partial park closure is in direct relation to the SQF Complex currently burning south and west of...

SQF Complex Fire Update – September 12th

Engine Stationed in Camp Nelson
A Haines Index of 6 is predicted for today. This means that there is instability in the atmosphere and a high potential for the fire to exhibit erratic fire behavior. Active fire behavior is expected today. Sequoia (#SQF) Complex: Because an infrared flight was not flown last night due to mechanical issues, updated acreages are not available. Acreages remain 67,516...

Kern County COVID-19 Data – September 11, 2020

There are now 13,012 active cases, 322 deaths (30,563 total cases (123 new) - 14,080 recovered cases) of COVID-19 in Kern County. 322 Deaths 150 currently hospitalized 12,862 Isolated at home 14,080 Recovered residents 30,563 Positive tests 147,860 Negative tests 901 Pending tests 10 non-resident cases 896,764 Total Population* 92,005 65+ Population* 1,497 Staffed beds* 1,535 Licensed beds* 160 ICU Beds* a/o 9/11 @ 10:00 am Zip Location ...

Kern Valley Healthcare District COVID Update – September

Lake Isabella, California September 11, 2020 – Kern Valley Hospital in partnership with Kern County began community testing the week of May 25. The information provided below only captures the positive tests results that have come from our drive thru testing facility. Week # Number of Tests Positive Results   1 70 0   2 59 1   3 66 0   4 66 2   5 73 2   6 212 5   7 146 10   8 204 29   9 104 10 10 84 3 11 69 2 12 77 4 13 48 0 14 20 0 15 29 2 Total Community Tests: Total Tests.    ...

SQF Complex Fire Update – September 10th

All 18 National Forests in California are under a temporary closure from the USDA Forest Service due to extreme fire behavior. Sequoia (#SQF) Complex: Containment on the Sequoia Complex has increased from 7% to 12%. The 67,529 acre complex includes the 66,965 acre Castle Fire and the 564 acre Shotgun fire.  Approximately 56,100 acres of the Castle Fire is in...

Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests in California

Vallejo, CA - Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of an additional ten National Forests, meaning all eighteen National Forests in California are now closed. The closure of the additional ten forests will be effective at 5:00 pm today. These additional forests include...

SQF Complex Fire Update – September 9th

Between Lewis Camp and Golden Trout Pack Station
Yesterday, The Sequoia National Forest announced it has temporarily closed public access to the forest due to extreme fire behavior. This follows the Regional Office’s 9/7/2020 Emergency Forest Closures that temporarily closed eight National Forests, including the Sequoia and Inyo National Forests. Sequoia (#SQF) Complex: The 64,258 acre complex includes the 63,729 acre Castle Fire and the 529 acre Shotgun...

Kern County COVID-19 Data – September 9, 2020

There are now 13,280 active cases, 296 deaths (30,371 total cases (169 new) - 13,639 recovered cases) of COVID-19 in Kern County. 297 Deaths 161 currently hospitalized 13,119 Isolated at home 13,639 Recovered residents 30,371 Positive tests 145,989 Negative tests 895 Pending tests 10 non-resident cases 896,764 Total Population* 92,005 65+ Population* 1,497 Staffed beds* 1,535 Licensed beds* 160 ICU Beds* a/o 9/9 @ 10:00 am Zip Location ...

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