UPDATE (October 12, 2017 2:01 p.m.): The Quarry Fire has been stopped from continuing to grow at 183 acres.
Firefighters are still on scene mopping up hotspots and securing control lines.
Forward progress has been stopped at 183 acres. FFs remaining on scene to secure control lines and mop up hotspots.— Kern County Fire (@kerncountyfire) October 12, 2017
Forward progress has been stopped at 183 acres. FFs remaining on scene to secure control lines and mop up hotspots.
UPDATE (October 12, 2017 12:06 p.m.): The Quarry Fire has now burned an estimated 100 acres.
The fire is burning east of Arvin off of Highway 223.
UPDATE: #QuarryFire Grass fire east of Arvin off of Hwy 223 est. @ 100 acres.— Kern County Fire (@kerncountyfire) October 12, 2017
UPDATE: #QuarryFire Grass fire east of Arvin off of Hwy 223 est. @ 100 acres.
UPDATE (October 12, 2017 11:32 a.m.): The fire has now burned between 20 and 30 acres in total.
A Kern County Fire Department helicopter is currently making retardant drops over the fire in an attempt to put it out.
A grass fire is being burning near Highway 223 and Deertrail near Granite Construction.
The fire has currently burned about 20 acres according to Kern County Fire Department officials.
This is a breaking news story, check back for updates.
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