BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Firefighters continue to work Sunday night to fully contain a brush fire that burned 71 acres in Lebec.
Kern County Fire officials said the Bear Fire burned brush and grass off Interstate 5 near Haskell Road and Bear Trap Road. The fire was first reported at around 1:15 p.m.
Capt. Jim Calhoun said some residents were forced to evacuate, but evacuation orders were lifted in favor of an evacuation warning. Air and ground units attacked the fire keeping it to 71 acres.
Fire crews will remain on scene overnight to mop up any hotspots, Calhoun said.
We will update this story as we learn more information.