At least 900 acres burned, numeous firefighters, 4 air tankers committed. Fire is spreading rapidly
A large brush fire is burning in northwest Kern County.
The fire broke out just after 10 a.m. in a remote area near the east face of the Temblor Range west of Highway 33 about 7 miles south of Highway 46 near Antelope Road.
The fire has spread rapidly in dry grass.
Just before noon, the fire had spread to 600 acres, according to reports from the scene.
Just 30 minutes later, 300 more acres had burned and the fire was spotting.
Firefighting efforts are being hampered by shifting winds.
Numerous Kern County fire units have been sent to the fire, including KCFD three engines and seven patrols along with BLM firefighting equipment.
Four dozers and three hand crews are also assigned to the fire with more being requested.
Firefighters on the round are being assisted by four air tankers and two water dropping helicopters as they attempt to keep it from spreading to the top of the Temblors.