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Kern County Fire Department battling grass fire near Lake Ming

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Posted at 3:33 PM, May 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-21 01:43:11-04

UPDATE (10:30 p.m.): The Ming Fire has been 100% contained, according to KCFD.

UPDATE (8:09 p.m.): The fire has grown to 506 acres and is currently 75% contained, according to KCFD. The department got a call for a vegetation fire in the area of Round Mountain Rd. and Eastmont Rd. at around 2:30 on Saturday afternoon.

UPDATE: (5:34 p.m.):  The Ming Fire has grown to 300 acres, according to KCFD. There are 3 air tankers and 3 helicopters fighting the fire. The fire has moved around one home.

UPDATE (4:38 p.m.): KCFD says the Ming Fire has grown to roughly 200 acres in size and that 2 structures remain threatened. No word on containment, currently at a moderate rate of spread.

2 helicopters and 3 tankers are fighting the fire.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Kern County Fire Department is currently battling a grass fire near Lake Ming. KCFD says the fire is north and just to the east of Hart Park.

KCFD says the fire is spreading at a moderate rate and has reached nearly 100 acres in size. They also say that two structures are threatened.

Crews responded to the fire at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon.

Several air tankers and helicopters are battling the blaze.

This story is developing, check back for updates.