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Brush fire near Woody possibly caused by crash

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Posted at 4:04 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 20:15:47-04

A brush fire burning in rural Kern County north of Bakersfield may have been caused by a car crash, fire officials said Friday.

The fire started at around 12 p.m. in the area of Granite Road and Famoso-Woody Road near Woody in the area of a car crash, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The #FamosoFire has burned more than 200 acres and is at 0 percent containment, Cal Fire said.

Two air tankers have been dropping fire retardant and two helicopter have been dropping water in addition to the work being being done by firefighters on the ground.

At this point, no structures or homes are threatened and no roadways are closed as a result of the blaze.