UPDATE: Brush fire in Golden Hills now at 98% containment

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UPDATE (Sept. 10) — Kern County Fire announced the brush fire burning in Golden Hills is now at 98% containment. The fire was burning in the area of Black Oak and Valley Drive.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern County firefighters have stopped forward progress on a brush fire burning Wednesday afternoon in Golden Hills. Fire officials estimate it has burned 35 acres and is at 60% containment.

The department said it lifted precautionary evacuations for nearby residents. Old Town Road will be closed, only allowing emergency personnel for a few more hours, KCFD said.

Firefighters were called to the area of Black Oak Street and Valley Drive just after 2:30 p.m.

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