UPDATE (June 28, 7:25 a.m.): CAL Fire says the Canyon Fire has burned 220 acres and is 100% contained.
UPDATE (June 28, 12:20 a.m.): CAL Fire says the Canyon Fire has burned 220 acres and is at 90% containment.
UPDATE (June 27, 4:15 p.m.): Highway 178 has reopened in both directions as the Canyon Fire burns at the west end of the Kern River Canyon in Bakersfield.
CAL Fire says the fire has burned 150 acres and is at 0% containment. Caltrans said Highway 178 reopened at around 2 p.m.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Firefighters are working to contain a brush fire that has broken out at the mouth of the canyon along Highway 178, forcing a closure of traffic in both directions.
Firefighters were called to the area at around 8:45 p.m.
It’s not immediately clear how many acres have burned or what caused the fire. Caltrans said Highway 178 is closed at the mouth of the canyon in Bakersfield. There was no estimate for when it may reopen.
We will update this story as we learn more information.