LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire has burned at least 5 homes and driven residents from their homes in a town of 2,000 in the southern Sierra Nevada.

Kern County Fire Capt. Tom Ellison said the blaze began Saturday afternoon and was threatening Wofford Heights, a town north of Lake Isabella and near the Sequoia National Forest.

Amid hot, dry and windy conditions, the fire spread to at least 40 acres and was burning uphill.

Ellison said at least 5 houses were damaged or destroyed by the blaze.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

Get Our App
Get The CBS Sacramento Weather AppGet the latest radar, CBS13 AppCasts and hour-by-hour forecasts. You can also send your weather pics.
Follow Us On Facebook

Watch & Listen LIVE