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DEVELOPING STORY: Kern County Fire Department battles fire near Caliente

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 17:15:14-04

CALIENTE, Calif. — Kern County Fire crews are on the scene of a vegetation fire near Caliente, California. Approximately 30-40 acres are involved and currently only 25% of the fire has been contained.

As a result of the fire, Bealeville and Caliente Bodfish roads are expected to be closed until 3:30 p.m. Drivers are recommended to find alternative routes.

Crews are expected to remain on the scene through the night.