BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Fire officials said firefighters have stopped forward progress on a wildfire that broke out Saturday south of Isabella Lake.
County and federal firefighting crews were called to the area of Erskine Creek Road and Willow Gulch, southeast of Lake Isabella at around 4 p.m. for a report of a fire, named the Mesa Fire.
The brush fire was reported to have a moderate rate of spread along steep in the Kern River Valley. Kern County Fire said hand crews and water dropping aircraft were used to put out the fire. KCFD said Saturday night, crews were able to stop forward progress on the fire at 222 acres.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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