Deadly Erskine Fire Near Bakersfield 40 Percent Contained2,500 homes are still threatened.
Erskine Fire Kills 2, Scorches 47 Square Miles Across Kern CountyAbout 80 homes were destroyed in a mobile home community.
Wildfire Near Lake Isabella Explodes In Size, Burns At Least 50 HomesA new wildfire on Thursday burned 50 to 60 homes and forced hundreds of people to evacuate from rural communities in Central California northeast of Bakersfield, authorities said.
Crews Race Weather In Shirley FireDeputies spent the night urging residents to leave a Central California community that remains threatened by a smoky wildfire near Bakersfield.
M4.3 Quake Jolts Kern County; No Damage ReportedThe U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has shaken a sparsely populated area of Kern County south of Lake Isabella.
Kern County Fire Prompts Evacuations As Another Local Blaze Nears EndPeople were asked to evacuate a campground and a small mountain community after a wildfire broke out in Kern County near Lake Isabella on Sunday, while firefighters to the south in Corona had nearly surrounded a blaze of similar size.

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