Jun 30, 2016

Erskine Fire latest: Size remains unchanged, 'no significant fire activity last night'

Weldon, CA
USA
by
Bakersfield Now
Destruction from the Erskine Fire is seen Wednesday morning, June 29, 2016, in the Kern River Valley. The fire erupted June 23, destroying hundreds of homes and claiming two lives. Photo: John Raguindin, KBAK, KBFX
Destruction from the Erskine Fire is seen Wednesday morning, June 29, 2016, in the Kern River Valley. The fire erupted June 23, destroying hundreds of homes and claiming two lives. Photo: John Raguindin, KBAK, KBFX

The size of the deadly and destructive Erskine Fire hasn't changed over the last day, and containment continues to increase.

Officials with the unified command reported Wednesday that the fire was still burning 46,684 acres, while containment increased to 70 percent, up 10 percent from the previous night. Full containment was originally projected for Thursday but is now estimated at July 5