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Cedar fire increases to 19,629 acres

Posted at 9:05 PM, Aug 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 17:08:31-04

Officials with the U.S. Forest Service have announced that the Cedar Fire has grown to 19,629 acres, growing more than 400 acres from Sunday night to Monday morning. 

So far, the blaze is only 5 percent contained and has cost $11.4 million dollars. 

The earlier “Precautionary evacuation” in Pala Ranches, Earl Pascoe Road, Homestead area and north of

Anchorage on Hwy 155, has been ELEVATED to a recommended evacuation, which means there is imminent threat.

Evacuation full service shelters are located at: 

CLOSED: St. Jude’s Catholic Church, 86 Nellie Dent Road, Wofford Heights

NEW LOCATION: South Fork Elementary School 6401 Fay Ranch Rd

First Baptist Church of Lake Isabella, 3702 Suhre Street

Kernville Ranger Station Fire Information lines are open 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

As of Monday afternoon, structures in the Spear Creek area have been damaged by the blaze.

Fewer than ten structures have been damaged but the extent of the damage is unknown, according to KCFD.