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Grass fire in Kettleman City burns over 2000 acres

Posted: 10:12 PM, Aug 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-07 05:18:10Z
Grass fire in Kettleman City causes road closure
Grass fire in Kettleman City causes road closure
Grass fire in Kettleman City causes road closure

According to ABC30, the Kings County Fire Department is battling a large grass fire that has forced the closure of Highway 41 between Interstate 5 and Highway 33.

The fire is 2,000 acres burning off Interstate 5 and Milham Road with no containment. Tulare County CAL FIRE is also on scene assisting. CAL FIRE said at this time, the fire is burning at a dangerous rate of spread.

ABC30 said that Caltrans has also closed one southbound lane on I-5 at Milham Road. It is not yet known when the lane will reopen.

According to a tweet from Caltrans District 6, Southbound I-5's slow lane at Milham, just north of Kettleman City is closed due to the brush fire.