Property owners in the Kern River Valley who were displaced by last summer's Erskine Fire may apply to receive portable manufactured housing units, but the Nov. 4 deadline for applications is fast approaching.

According to a news release from the Kern County Fire Department, the County of Kern will offer on-site assistance at the Lake Isabella court building, 7046 Lake Isabella Blvd., to answer any questions applicants may have regarding the housing units. Application drop-off and information on other forms of assistance will also be available at this location, the release said.

On-site assistance is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 and Nov. 2, Nov. 3 and Nov. 4.

Application forms and additional information is expected to be available on the fire department's website at