Bakersfield riverbed fire under investigation

fire contained at half an acre

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A fire is under investigation after crews fought an afternoon 'sand fire'.

On May 1, at about one o'clock, fire crews with the Kern County Fire Department went to the river bottom at Chester Avenue and Beardsley regarding a fire.

When crews arrived they found a fire at the bottom of the river bed.

The crews were able to contain the fire to a half acre.

The fire is under investigation.

If anyone has any information, please call the Fire Tip Hotline at 1(877)FIRETIP.


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