Kern County firefighters leave to help countain the Mountain Fire in Riverside County

Several units were called in to help

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Seventeen Kern County strike team firefighters are on the way to the Mountain Fire burning near Idyllwild in Riverside County.

The Kern County Fire Department says several units have been called in for reenforcement.

The fire has forced the evacuation of about two dozen homes and is burning 8,000 acres.

Officials say some structures have been damaged. 

As of Tuesday morning, officials said the fire is 10% contained, and is classified with "Extreme" growth potential.

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