BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — UPDATE: Approximately 15 acres were burned along Highway 58 Thursday afternoon as crews from the Kern County Fire Department battled a fire near Broome Rd. Fire crews have stopped the fire's forward progress, but will remain on the scene "until full containment is reached." Drivers in the area should be alert for emergency vehicles and personel.
The Kern County Fire Department is battling a vegetation fire along Highway 58 near Broome Rd.
Drivers are being advised to be alert for heavy smoke in the area, as well as emergency response vehicles.
#VegetationFire #LoopFire @kerncountyfire resources on scene of a fire along SR-58 near Broome Rd. Please be alert if traveling in the area for smoke and emergency response traffic. #kerncountyfiredepartment @BakersfieldChp @chpmojave— Kern County Fire (@kerncountyfire) August 9, 2019
This is a developing story. More information as it becomes available.