UPDATE: Firefighters gain full containment on Mountain Fire; 15 acres burned

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UPDATE (11:55 p.m.): Kern County Fire officials said firefighters have gained full control of the Mountain Fire that burned 15 acres near Round Mountain Road. One person was injured

The fire began burning just before 2 p.m.

Officials said one person recreating near the river suffered non life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.


UPDATE (3:15 p.m.): Officials said all forward progress of the so-called Mountain Fire has been stopped. The fire has burned 15 acres and is at 30% containment.

Officials said firefighters and air resources continue to contain the grass fire. Kern County Fire Department Public Information Officer Andrew Freeborn said aircraft and other resources from the U.S. Forest Service, CAL Fire are being used to put out the flames.

Freeborn said fire crews are also working to ensure heavy timber that has burned is completely extinguished to ensure it does not reignite.


UPDATE (2:50 p.m.): Firefighters said they have stopped the blaze’s forward progress on the north side of the Kern River. It continues to spread on the south side.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A three-acre vegetation fire Wednesday was threatening structures on Round Mountain Road near Amaya Court, Kern County firefighters said.

The fire was moving at a moderate rate of speed, firefighters said in a 2:20 p.m. tweet.

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