UPDATE: Fire at Wind Wolves Preserve fully contained

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UPDATE (1/20/21) — The Wolf Fire is now fully contained, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

Firefighters worked and patrolled through the night. They completed Wednesday morning. Kern County Fire said they are thankful to Cal Fire, Wind Wolves Preserve, PG&E and Fish & Wildlife agencies for assisting with the fire.

Wind Wolves Preserve is also now back open, according to their website.

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UPDATE (5:30 p.m.) — Forward progress on the fire has stopped. The acreage remains at 685 with containment now at 80%, according to Kern County Fire. KCFD said full containment is expected by tomorrow.

KCFD said they will work through the night strengthening containment lines and extinguishing hot spots.


UPDATE (4:24 p.m.): The Wolf Fire has grown to 685 acres with 40% containment, according to Kern County Fire.

UPDATE (1:09 p.m.): The fire has grown to 200 acres, firefighters said. Ground and air resources are on scene, and winds are almost 50 mph.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A fire at Wind Wolves Preserve has consumed more than 75 acres, driven by Tuesday’s gusty winds, Kern County firefighters said.

The blaze is burning off Highway 166 southeast of Maricopa, firefighters said. The preserve’s website says it is closed until further notice due to a brush fire emergency.

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