Firefighters keep flames from structures, animals in East Bakersfield grass fire


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Bakersfield’s city and county firefighters were able to put out a grass fire saving livestock and nearby structures in East Bakersfield on Tuesday evening.

Kern County Fire were first called to a report of a vegetation fire at Mills and Morning drives.

Firefighters found burning grass, with fire spreading towards the animals and structures, but firefighters were able to keep flames away.

The fire was estimated to have burned about two acres.

Eighteen firefighters from city and county departments handled the fire in about 40 minutes.

There were no immediate reports of damage to structures and no injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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