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.
We will update this story as we learn more information.