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Route fire on I-5 is at zero percent containment

Posted at 10:48 AM, Sep 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-12 13:48:59-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Firefighters are battling a fast-moving brush fire near the I-5 freeway.

It jumped the freeway and scorched an estimated 400 acres Saturday. The so-called route fire has zero percent containment so far.

Firefighters are using ground and air resources, including water-dropping helicopters.

The blaze left two firefighters with minor burn injuries and is threatening structures.