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Grass fire in Kettleman City burns over 2000 acres

Posted at 10:12 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 01:18:10-04

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.