Lake Isabella http://kvpr.org en Shirley Fire Threatens Homes, Prompts Evacuation http://kvpr.org/post/shirley-fire-threatens-homes-prompts-evacuation <p></p><p><strong>&nbsp; Update:&nbsp;As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, the blaze is 90 percent contained and has charred 2,646 acres. All evacuations have been lifted.</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A rapidly moving wildfire in the Sequoia National Forest has already engulfed 2,200 acres and is threatening 1,000 homes near the Kern County community of Lake Isabella</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. KVPR’s Diana Aguilera&nbsp;reports.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:33:07 +0000 Diana Aguilera 34309 at http://kvpr.org Shirley Fire Threatens Homes, Prompts Evacuation Lightning Caused Fires Continue to Burn in Mountains http://kvpr.org/post/lightning-caused-fires-continue-burn-mountains <p>Fires sparked by lightning on Saturday &nbsp;continue to burn today in rugged terrain in the Sierra Nevada mountains, nearly a week after they began. In the Sierra National Forest east of Fresno the Bear Fire has consumed over 700 acres of timber between Edison and Florence Lake.</p><p>Ten smoke jumpers, four helicopters and four fixed wing aircraft are battling the blaze, which is in terrain ranging from 7,500 to 9,000 feet in elevation. The fire is currently 50 percent contained. No structures are threatened.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 03:01:44 +0000 Joe Moore 1963 at http://kvpr.org Lightning Caused Fires Continue to Burn in Mountains On Quality of Life: Earthquakes; Lake Isabella Dam http://kvpr.org/post/quality-life-earthquakes-lake-isabella-dam <p>California is known worldwide as a state especially prone to earthquakes. The 1994 Northridge quake and the 1989 Loma Prieta quake are still fresh in the mind of many Californians. But deep in California&#39;s Central Valley, far from the San Andreas, and the state&#39;s major population centers, what are the risks to residents and our infrastructure? In our first segment we talk with Dr. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 01:48:18 +0000 Joe Moore 1228 at http://kvpr.org