Full containment is expected at 6 p.m Tuesday
?The Antelope Fire in northwest Kern County is nearly out.
At 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Kern County Fire Department reported the fire was 95 percent contained and full containment is expected at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The fire did not grow overnight and has burned approximately 5196 acres.
Today fire crews will to work on the remaining fireline at the southern
end of the fire in San Luis Obispo County and continue mopping up 150’
inside the perimeter of the remainder of the fire.
Many of the more than 300 firefighters that battled the fire have been released.
Approximately 150 firefighters will remain on scene today supported by 2 helicopters.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
The fire started sunday morning in the McDonald Anticline oilfield at the base of the Temblor Range and was pushed by winds into the foothills where it spread rapidly Sunday afternoon and evening before firefighters got a handle on it.