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Fort Fire burning along the Grapevine at fully contained

Posted at 9:16 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 10:54:14-04

(UPDATE Aug. 7 7:50 A.M.) Cal Fire is reporting the Fort Fire burning on Interstate 5 is fully contained.

The Fort Fire, burning just north of Lebec off Interstate 5 near Grapevine Rd. has reached 350 acres and is 40% contained, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

Crews were called out to the area just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning. KCFD said no structures are threatened.

The California Highway Patrol is reporting that the #4 lane of southbound I-5 has been closed.

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