Firefighters stop 'forward progression' of Range Fire threatening Bear Valley Springs

Air tanker 12 makes a drop along Deertrail in Bear Valley Springs on Friday.  Bear Valley Police and a Kern County Fire Department battalion chief watch. Flames had reached the trees just to the side of the white vehicle. Had the flames crossed Deertrail, the fire would have gone into an area populated by many hillside homes.

At the end of a day of evacuations, intense smoke and many fire retardant and water drops, firefighters Friday evening said they halted the “forward progression” of the Range Fire at an estimated 550 acres.

Crews were slated to work throughout the night to establish and reinforce containment lines on the wildfire that began Friday morning on the east side of Highway 223 and prompted officials to urge residents on and near Deertrail Drive in Bear Valley Springs to leave their homes.

The KCFD announcement via Facebook after 7 p.m. that the “forward

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