LEBEC, CA (Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at 1:44 p.m.)—The Tejon fire incident commander announced at 1:39 p.m. that the Tejon fire is out. They are mopping up and extinguishing a few small hot spots within the fire’s perimeter.
LEBEC, CA (Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at 12:09 p.m.)—Officer Romero of CHP Fort Tejon Office said the #4 southbound lane was shut down at around 11:15 a.m. for an estimated 2-hour period. The lane should be reopened around 1:15 p.m. The lane closure is approximately 1 mile north of Fort Tejon.
LEBEC, CA (Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at 11:59 a.m.)—Tejon fire incident commander has announced control of the fire.
LEBEC, CA (Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at 11:41 a.m.)—Kern County Fire Departments estimates that 62 acres have burned in the Tejon fire.
LEBEC, CA (Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at 11:06 a.m.)—The Tejon fire incident commander has released the air tanker and is keeping Kern County Fire Department Helicopter 407 on scene. He said he does not foresee the need for further resources at this time.
LEBEC, CA (Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at 10:46 a.m.)—The #4 (slow) lane of southbound I-5 will be shut down to give access to firefighting equipment in the next 20 to 30 minutes.
LEBEC, CA (Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at 10:20 a.m.)—A grassfire raced uphill from Interstate 5 this morning at approximately 9:20 a.m. along the west side of the freeway, just north of Fort Tejon. By 10 a.m. engines, helicopters, bulldozers and air tankers were responding and the Tejon fire appeared to be limited to a dirt road break about half way up the hill. Firefighters reported via radio that the fire was about one major drainage away from threatening homes in Digier Canyon, but felt confident they could contain it.
This is part of the August 1, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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