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Kara Dillon shot this photo at about 1:45 p.m. as fire crews were arriving and before an air tanker arrived.
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Don Eubank told The Mountain Enterprise that authorities told him to leave the area after he shot this photo because it was now considered to be a crime scene.
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Another photograph from Don Eubank, along a forest service road.
FRAZIER PARK-CUDDY VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at 2:55 p.m.)–The Cuddy Valley fire was fully contained at one acre. Kern County and Ventura County responded with the USFS Service firefighters, who were in charge as incident command. No aircraft was used in containing the fire, except for monitoring, witnesses said.
The fire was located near Burbank Road, 200 yards from the Frazier Woods Confrence Center Ministry of the Canyon Hills Assembly of God.
FRAZIER PARK-CUDDY VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at 2:46 p.m.)–Community reporter Kara Dillon was heading west on Cuddy Vally Road at about 1:35 p.m. Tuesday when her children (Cash, 6 and Daisy, 4) called to her attention smoke in the trees on the hillside. Emergency vehicles began passing them on the road. Dillon drove to the Mil Potrero Y and then returned on Cuddy Valley road to Frazier Park. She took these photos at about 1:45 p.m. No aircraft were yet on scene. Young Cash says that he wants to be a U.S. Forest Service firefighter when he grows up.
FRAZIER PARK-CUDDY VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.)–Radio reports have suggested that the fire is under control and the helicopter has departed. Residents are saying the fire was not in Camp Lakota. The location of the fire will be posted here as soon as it is confirmed.
FRAZIER PARK-CUDDY VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at 2:15 p.m.)–Cuddy Valley resident John DeYoung told The Mountain Enterprise that the fire appears to be much smaller than it was earlier. It’s location appeared to him to be near the south end of Schaffer Road which leads to Camp Lakota.
FRAZIER PARK-CUDDY VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at 1:45 p.m.)–A fire has broken out in upper Cuddy Valley. According to reports from callers to the newspaper office, it is burning in some trees near the southwest end of of Steinhoff Road. Forest service and county fire personnel are on-scene.
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This is part of the August 24, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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