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Evacuation orders issued for all of Wofford Heights, Keyesville due to French Fire

French Fire Aug. 20 2021
Posted at 2:06 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-25 18:15:01-04

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif (KERO) — All of Wofford Heights and all of Keyesville are under evacuation orders because of the French Fire, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

The community of Riverkern, near the Kern-Tulare County border, has also been added as an evacuation warning.

The French Fire as of Wednesday morning has burned 20,678 acres and is 19% contained. Evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect.

Today, over 14,200 firefighters remain on the front lines of 12 active large wildfires that have burned over 1.62 million acres.

A map of the evacuation area can be found here.