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Evacuation order issued for parts of Tehachapi due to wildfire

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jul 03, 2024

UPDATE ON JULY 4TH:
Per the Kern County Fire Department the Orchard Fire is at 35% containment and the evacuation orders have been lifted.

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An evacuation order has been issued for parts of Tehachapi following a wildfire that started on Wednesday.

The fire is burning near Highline & Tehachapi Willow Springs Road, and is at 830 acres per Watch Duty.

The City of Tehachapi says "Tehachapi Willow Springs Road is CLOSED. The evacuation shelter is located at the Tehachapi Education Center, 126 S. Snyder Avenue."

BELOW IS THE EVACUATION MAP AS OF 5PM PST ON WEDNESDAY:

BELOW IS INSTAGRAM POST FROM CITY OF TEHACHAPI ABOUT THE FIRE:


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