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Grass fire on the Panorama Bluffs near Bakersfield College, 100 acres burned

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 12:38:08-04

UPDATE (8/10 9:30 a.m.)

The grass fire on the Panorama Bluffs is fully contained after Bakersfield Fire Department and Kern County Fire worked to put out the blaze. The fire was wind-driven and spread quickly to the east. 

No firefighter injuries were reported and the cause remains under investigation.

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Firefighters are working to put out grass fire on the Panorama Bluffs near Bakersfield College.

Bakersfield Fire Department said that the fire occurred just before 3 p.m. There's 1 victim of smoke inhalation. It's estimated that the fire has burned about 100 acres. BFD reports that there is a lot of heavy smoke in the area.

BC's Panorama campus is being closed due to the smoke in the area.

 

This is an ongoing situation, we will update as more information comes out.