Kern River Valley fire

Kern River Valley fireA wildfire burning near Kern River Valley darkens the western sky over the weekend. At press time, the evacuation had been lifted on the area where a fire burned four square miles of wilderness and threatened some 1,000 structures. Nearly 1,700 firefighters and other personnel worked around the clock to contain the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2014-06-18