June 27, 2016
As of noon today, the evacuation recommendations for the Erskine Fire have been modified in order to facilitate the repopulation of displaced citizens. The evacuation recommendations remain in effect for the areas of Squirrel Valley and South Lake. Road closures continue at McCray Rd and Dogwood, and at Entrada and Hwy 178.
The areas of Yankee Canyon and Mountain Mesa are open to repopulate with the Public Health warning that there is no power to these areas. However, bottled water will be made available.
The areas East of South Lake along Hwy 178 will be available for repopulation including: Larson Tract, Navajo, Hillview Acres, Bella Vista, and Weldon. These areas have electrical power, however, water safety guidelines should be followed for compromised water systems.
Tomorrow, 6-28-16, at 12 noon a transition center will be opened to support the repopulation effort. Normal hours of operation will be from 0900-1800. The location of the center is Wallace Elementary School at 3240 Erskine Creek Rd. in Lake Isabella. The preliminary function of this transition center is to support the needs of the most recently repopulated citizens. Supplies like water, household goods, personal hygiene items, etc. will be available for citizens during this transition period. As new areas open for repopulation operations, the transition center will evolve to meet the needs of our citizens. The local call center at our EOC will be a primary source for new information regarding the status of structures in the fire affected areas. The call center will be operational from 0800-2000 each day. The number to call is 661-873-2660.