UPDATE: 178 now open in both directions

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Kern County Fire Department

UPDATE: The 178 is now open in both directions, according to CHP.

At 12:14 p.m. 178 eastbound is open with a traffic escort, CHP says.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The California Highway Patrol has closed Highway 178 at the mouth of the canyon due to a wildfire.

The blaze was reported at 10:57 a.m.

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