In Kern County, a bushfire probably caused by lightning but burning close to Interstate 5 extended to 2.300 acres and was 20 percent contained by Thursday morning, officers said.

The Thunder Blaze was 10% contained by 6 p.m., Kern County fire officials said.

The fire broke out southwest of Freeway 5 and Edmonston Pumping Plant Road near Grapevine, fire department officials said.

Smoke results in reduced visibility in 5th

Authorities consider it ‘highly probable’ that lightning started the fire, but the official cause is being investigated, said Capt. Andrew Freeborn, a spokesman for Kern County firefighters.

Kern County Fire Department

The Kern County Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency response services for the unincorporated areas of Kern County, California, and for multiple cities within the county. (wikipedia)

French Fire (2021)

The French Fire was a wildfire that burned 26,535 acres near Shirley Meadows west of Lake Isabella in Kern County, California in the United States during the 2021 California wildfire season. (wikipedia)

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