Cal OES, California National Guard Leadership Visit Kern County Emergency Operations Center

Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci, Chief Deputy Director Nancy Ward and Major General David Baldwin of the California National Guard visited the Kern County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Friday, July 1, 2016 to discuss the latest updates on recovery and response to the Erskine Fire with local officials.

PHOTOS: View photos from today’s meeting here.

Firefighters have gained the upper hand with the 47,864 acre fire and it is now 80% contained. Officials also report more than 250 homes were destroyed by the fire.

With the 4th of July weekend ahead, the risk for fires increases. Residents are reminded to celebrate responsibly.


Latest updates out of the Erskine Fire Joint Information Center:

Erskine Fire Public Health Notice Ash & Debris Removal

Erskine Fire EOC/Community Update

Local Assistance Center For Erskine Fire Survivors Planned

Erskine Fire Incident Update

Items Needed & Donation Sites

Kern County Public Health Erskine Fire Resources for Residents

InciWeb Fire Incident Information 


Additional Resources:

Kern County Fire Department

Kern County Public Health Services

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services


Monica Vargas

Monica is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident and 2017 winter storms. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

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