Lake Isabella brush fire stirs fears of major disaster among Lake Isabella residents

Posted at 6:34 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 21:40:31-04

Worry, panic, and fear, those are just some of the words Lake Isabella residents used to describe how they felt when they woke up to this morning's brush fire.


One resident whose nerves were rattled is Mercedes Damico.


"I was sleeping when I heard the fire engines going and was scared because we have too many fires in this town," said Damico.


She lives about a mile from where blaze was burning and like most Lake Isabella residents fear another disaster like the Erskine fire could hit the area. 


So she is taking the necessary steps to protect her home. 


"I clean up all the time because it's prevention," said Damico.


Fire officials are warning everyone that lives in the area to do the same. 


Drive around town and you'll see signs warning Lake Isabella residents to have their properties cleared by June 1st. Failure to do so may result in a fine.


"I hope people clean up the areas and prevent fires," said Damico.


Luckily firefighters were able to stop the RedHill fire before it caused any destruction.


Crews spent much of the day mopping up while investigators worked to determine the cause of the fire. 

But just like the Erskine fire, the cause is still unknown.