Kern and Los Angeles County engines mopping up a half-acre brush fire on northbound Interstate 5. The fire was contained within 20 minutes and threatened no homes on nearby Hayride Road.
By Sara Woerter
Thanks to the quick response of Los Angeles and Kern County Fire Departments and California Highway Patrol around 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, a small brush fire was extinguished within 20 minutes.
The half-acre blaze broke out next to northbound Interstate 5 near Gorman Post Road. The CHP briefly ran a traffic break and closed the number four lane on northbound I-5 for emergency vehicles. Homes on nearby Hayride Road were not at risk.
“The cause of the fire is still under investigation,” said onscene Kern County Battalion Chief Ken Stevens.
This is part of the August 14, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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