BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Arching power lines and some strong winds were factors in an 86-acre grass fire Wednesday south of Lost Hills, according to the Kern County Fire Department.
Kern and Bureau of Land Management firefighters were dispatched to reports of a vegetation fire just after 11 a.m. near Highway 33 and Lerdo Highway on Nov. 8. When fire crews arrived they determined the fire was 30 acres in size, which was being driven by strong winds in a flat grassy area of oilfield land at Lerdo Highway and Highway 33.
Officials said winds in the area caused the fire to jump the road. Ground and air firefighting crews were able stop the fire’s spread and limit it to 86 acres.
No injuries were reported and nearby oil facilities were not damaged, officials said.