Prescribed burn will shut down stretch of Bear Mountain Boulevard

Posted at 7:24 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 10:24:58-04

A stretch of Bear Mountain Boulevard will be closed Tuesday due to a prescribed burn.

According to the the Kern County Fire Department, crews will be conducting the prescribed burn to "reduce hazardous fuels along the highway". 

The prescribed burn will lead to the closure of Highway 223 between Towerline Road and Highway 58 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.