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Kern County Fire Department battling "Flat Fire" east of Bakersfield, 70% contained

Posted at 7:47 PM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 19:56:59-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Fire Department will work through the night to fully contain a fire that sparked up east of Bakersfield Thursday.

According to KCFD, they responded to the area of Clear Creek Road and Hart Flat Road., east of Bakersfield and found a vegetation fire that was approximately three acres in size and threatening multiple structures. Firefighters are calling the blaze the "Flat Fire."

Around 3 p.m. Thursday, officials reported crews had stopped forward progress and the fire was 35 acres with 5% containment.

Fire crews were able to save approximately 10 structures.

Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, crews said the fire was approximately 40 acres and was 70% contained.