Erskine Fire File Photo

Firefighters battle last summer’s Erskine Fire by lighting backfires in Lake Isabella. Shortly after it was reported on June 23, it became apparent a two-acre blaze originating near Erskine Creek Road and Apollo Way in the Lake Isabella area was going to chew up some acreage.

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

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