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Fire burning in Kern River Canyon near Highway 178

Posted at 12:50 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 15:51:03-04

Emergency crews are headed to reports of a brush fire in the Kern River Canyon near Highway 178, California Highway Patrol dispatchers reported Tuesday.

The fire was called in to CHP at around 12:21 p.m. on eastbound Highway 178 near the Upper Richbar Campground area.

CHP officers may need to shut down the roadway while crews work to contain the fire, dispatchers said.