(KERO) — (UPDATE 6:30 p.m.): The WolfFire has burned a total of 685 acres and is currently 80% contained.
#WolfFire forward progress has been stopped. Acreage remains at 685 and containment improved to 80%. Firefighters will work through the night strengthening containment lines and extinguishing hot spots. Full containment expected by tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/N5H8lTOdgM— Kern County Fire (@kerncountyfire) January 20, 2021
The Kern County Fire Department responded to a vegetation fire burning near Wind Wolves Preserve off of Highway 166.
According to KCFD, strong winds have fanned the flames to approximately 200 acres in the span of an hour. KCFD said winds are nearing 50 mph.
Ground and air resources on scene fighting the flames.
This is a developing story.