(KERO) — 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.