Fire in Temblors grows to 5,068 acres overnight. More than 300 firefighters battling flames
More than 300 firefighters are battling the growing Antelope Fire in northwest Kern County .
The fire, which broke out just after 10 a.m. Sunday, blackened 5,068 acres and destroyed one structure by 7:30 a.m. Monday, CalFire reported.
The fire is only 20 percent contained.
The fire started in the McDonald Anticline oilfield about 12 miles southwest of Lost Hills and moved west into the Temblor Range, spreading rapidly Sunday afternoon in dry, very warm weather and pushed by erratic winds.
Those winds and the steep hills and canyons of the Temblors were two of the biggest obstacles for firefighters, Kern County Fire Department spokesman Leland Davis said.
By evening, the fire had spread westward into San Luis Obispo County.
A total of 337 firefighters are assigned to the fire and that includes 22 engines, 18 hand crews, five water dropping helicopters, 10 dozers and five water tenders.?The cause is under investigation.
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