Fort, north of Grapevine, Kern County

In Contained California Firesby YubaNet

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  • Incident Name: Fort, north of Grapevine, Kern County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: KRN
  • Size (acres): 554
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 9, 2016
  • Personnel: 279
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Fort, Kern County Fire Department. One mile north of Grapevine, CA. Brush and tall grass. Active fire behavior with running. Structures threatened. Last report unless significant activity occurs.

July 8, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Photo: Kern County Fire

Photo: Kern County Fire

Started today at 11:15 AM along Interstate 5, just south of the Grapevine exit. The fire is on the east side of the highway. The only structures that are currently threatened are radio towers. Firefighters are holding a line around the towers.

The fire is  threatening power lines and slowing traffic. The utility company has shut down power in the area. The fire has a slow rate of spread. Water and retardant drops by aircraft are being effective.