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French Fire grows to more than 16,000 acres, currently 19% contained

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Posted at 6:58 AM, Aug 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-24 11:12:56-04

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (KERO) — The French Fire, burning in the Kern River Valley, has grown to more than 16,000 acres.

On Tuesday, Alex Olow, the public information officer for the U.S. Forest Service Critical Incident, confirmed the fire's growth, saying it is just 19 percent contained.

The blaze has led to evacuations in Wofford Heights and surrounding areas.