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KNP Complex Fire growing in all directions

Western Wildfires
Posted at 9:29 AM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-04 12:29:02-04

(KERO) — Some areas in Fresno County were put on alert as the KNP Complex Fire burns in Tulare County.

Evacuation warnings are now being issued as the fire crosses county lines in the Sequoia National Forest.

Officials say that the fire is growing in all directions and smoke continues to be an issue for them.

The KNP Complex Fire, as of Monday morning, has burned more than 62,000 acres and is 20% contained.

The fire began last month and crews don't have an estimated full containment date.

ASSEMBLE AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist:

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.