Grass fire burns about 203 acres north of Bakersfield off South Granite Road

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Photo: Kern County Fire Department

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Firefighters worked to put out a grass fire that burned approximately 203 acres Friday, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

The fire known as the Peak Complex burned along South Granite Road between Amberhill Lane and Dry Creek Road.

The department said crews were called to the three separate fires at around 5:22 p.m. Friday that threatened several homes in the area.

Winds made the fires difficult to fight, and water-dropping helicopters were needed along with firefighters from CAL Fire, the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Kern County Fire Department reminds residents to maintain a defensible space around their homes. The department says June 1 is the deadline to clear brush from around property.

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