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Vehicle fire sparks 20 acre blaze along Hwy. 65 north of Bakersfield

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 21:23:27-04

Emergency crews were fighting a brush fire along Highway 65 north of Bakersfield late Wednesday afternoon after a vehicle caught fire.

California Highway Patrol dispatchers reported a fire on the east side of the highway near Gretlein Road just before 4 p.m.

The Kern County Fire Department said the blaze could be handled with the help of a firefighting helicopter.

The blaze is estimated to be approximately 20 acres in size.