BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern County firefighters are working to contain a brush fire that has grown to over 680 acres burning east of Interstate 5.

Fire crews were called to an area south of Edmonston Pumping Plant Road east of I-5 at around 4:15 p.m. on May 19. The fire is being called the Edmonston Fire.

Kern County Fire Department Capt. Andrew Freeborn said Thursday the fire has the potential to burn 1,000 acres.

Nearly 300 firefighters are working to put out the fire. The fire is at 65% containment.