Kern County Fire Department resources sent to Ventura County to help relieve wildfire

Fire officials: 8,000 acres burned

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Fire Department has been requested to assist Ventura County Fire Department with the Springs Fire near Conejo Grade.

The following resources were sent:

--2 Battalion Chiefs

--Engine 314, Engine 326, Engine 36, Engine 345, Engine 356

--Helicopter 407 and Helitack Crew 407

--Rio Bravo Hot Shots

--Kern County has also sent three overhead to the Panther Fire in Butte County.


Ventura County fire officials say an 8,000-acre wildfire has topped a ridge and reached the Pacific Coast Highway.

Fire Capt. Bill Nash says the fire reached the PCH -- which had been closed for the second time in a day -- at about 9 p.m. Thursday night.


Nash says the wildfire is still growing and the 10 percent containment the department had cited earlier was likely to be reduced.
By sunset firefighters had gained ground against the blaze that broke out along U.S. 101 and threatened 2,000 homes.
But a late surged forced a new series of evacuations and the PCH shutdown.
No one has been injured and no homes have been destroyed, but 25 homes were damaged.
To WATCH the LIVE STREAM of the fire in Ventura County, go here:



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