Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 :: 07:31 p.m. PST


Taft Incident - Evacuations Lifted

Update: ‪After extensive inspections Kern County Fire confirms the Acrolein leak has been contained. ALL EVACUATION & SHELTER IN PLACE RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED‬

⚠️Taft Incident - Recommended Evacuations (Este es un mensaje de la emergencia. Para espanol, llame a 211. Gracias.)

Taft Manufacturing at 19705 South Lake Road in Taft, CA has experienced a chemical release.

KCSO is helping evacuate people within a 6 mile radius. If you live or work beyond 6 and up to 9 miles of this location it is recommend that you shelter in place. Shelter in place means going inside, closing all doors and windows, shutting off your central air systems and closing your fireplace vents.

An evacuation center has been set up at the First Baptist Church at 220 North Street in Taft. Animal Services will assist with sheltering companion animals at the center.
If you have physical limitations and require evacuation assistance, please call the Aging & Adult Services hotline at 1-855-264-6565.

Again, please note: Only those within a 6-mile radius of Taft Manufacturing are recommended to evacuate.

Your Kern County emergency authorities will update this notification if and as the situation changes.Please stay tuned to official County and Emergency social outlets, or your local television and radio stations for more information as it becomes available.

If you have an emergency, call 911. If you have any questions about the content of this message, please contact Kern County Information and Referral Services at 2-1-1. Thank you.

Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
1350 Norris Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-303-4592

TEXT-A-TIP -  Text TIP SHERIFFPIO followed by your message, to 888777

Submit an anonymous web tip

Navigate & Discover