Community meeting at the Faith Community Church in Wofford Heights gives latest on fire

Fire now 50% contained

WOFFORD HEIGHTS, Calif. - Fire officials held a community meeting at the Faith Community Church in Wofford Heights to give the latest information on the Shirley Fire and to take questions from the public.

The fire is now burning at over 2,600 acres but officials are reporting it is about 50 percent contained.

Officials also said that all mandatory evacuations have been lifted.

Kern County Fire Chief Brian Marshall stressed how important it is to register for Ready Kern so you receive emergency alert information. 

You can register with Ready Kern at www.readykern.com . You can enter up to five phone numbers including your e-mail to get alerts. If you don't have access to a computer you can call 211 and a county official can help assist you.

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