Small fire burns near Terrace Drive

 The Kern County Fire Department marked the opening of wildland fire season with a press conference in Bakersfield Monday morning and a couple of hours later a small brush fire broke out in Taft.

The fire started about 2:30 p.m. in a small vacant area on the west side of Terrace Drive between Hilltop Court and Quail Court.
A large bird, most likely a crow, started the fire when it flew into power lines and was electrocuted.

The fire burned a small spot of brush in the vacant area and one piece of private property but caused no serious damage.