Rebuilding a community two years after the Erskine Fire

June 23 marks the two year anniversary of the Erskine Fire. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

The Erskine Fire killed two people and destroyed more than 250 homes.

Saturday marks the two year anniversary of the historic fire.

Flames engulfed several areas near Lake Isabella. Ever since that day people have been trying to rebuild their lives.

Eyewitness News Reporter Kristen Powers has been following that journey, and in this special report she shows us where people are at in the recovery process.

The Kern Valley Long Term Recovery group is moving into the rebuilding phase of their mission. They have enough funds to build two homes, with the help of Mennonite Disaster Service.

They plan to break ground on one of the homes within the next few weeks. The group is in the process of picking the second family to build for.

The recovery group said they want to help out more, but they have a lack of funding and volunteers.

They encourage the community to support the rebuilding process, so they can help additional families.

If you would like to get involved, email Lucy Hernandez at

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