Fire blackens more than 5,000 acres. Full containment expected Tuesday
Firefighters are getting the upper hand on the Antelope Fire.
The wind driven fire that broke out Sunday in northwest Kern County is 75 percent contained, the Kern County Fire Department reported at 1 p.m. Monday.
Full containment is expected on Tuesday
It had burned 5,196 acres by midday Monday. The KCFD said 908 acres were in San Luis Obispo County
Two outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire.
No injuries have been reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The fire started just after 10 a.m. in the oilfields at the east base of the Temblor Range about 12 miles southwest of Lost Hills.
Winds pushed the fire into the Temblors where is spread from grass into heavier fuels.
More than 600 firefighters from several different agencies have been committed to the fire. That includes 5 water dropping helicopters, 4 air tankers, air attack 490 from Kern County Fire Department, 17 crews, 38 fire engines and 8 dozers.