Brushfire on I-5 east of The Grapevine only 20-percent contained

Edmonston Road Fire, May 19, 2022
Posted at 6:15 PM, May 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-20 18:46:19-04

UPDATE (5/20 @ 3:45 PM): CALFIRE reports that the blaze has burned over 600 acres and is at 20-percent containment. Reportedly 140 firefighters are on scene.

UPDATE (5/20 @ 10:40 AM): Crews continue to battle a 500-acre fire that broke out Thursday night east of I-5 on The Grapevine.

County firefighters were on the ground while helicopters provided assistance from the air using water from the nearby pumping station to fight the flames.

The fire which was initially reported at about 150 acres had doubled in size within an hour. The last update from Thursday had the fire listed at about 500 acres with about 10 percent containment.

Crews have been on the scene since it broke out around 4:15 p.m. Thursday.

Kern County firefighters are responding to a brush fire east of The Grapevine. The fire is located off Edmonston Road near the Edmonston pumping station.

The fire broke out at about 4:15 Thursday afternoon, four miles east of Interstate 5 at The Grapevine.

The fire is currently at 450 acres but details are still limited as crews continue to work to put the fire out.


Put together your emergency supply kit long before a wildfire or other disaster occurs and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you have to evacuate.

Emergency Supply Kit Checklist:

  • Face masks or coverings
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Items to take if time allows:

  • Easily carried valuables
  • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
  • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks
  • Chargers for cell phones, laptops, etc.

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.