A vegetation fire on the Panorama Bluffs Wednesday afternoon burned five acres before it was brought under control, Bakersfield firefighters said.
Battalion Chief John Frando said the department received calls around 3 p.m. reporting the blaze and that it was headed toward several structures. Firefighters managed to protect those structures and bring the fire under control in about 25 minutes.
The fire was east of Manor Street, Frando said. No injuries were reported.
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A Bakersfield City firefighter stops a fire that was burning on the Panorama bluffs from spreading into vegetation at the top of the bluffs Wednesday afternoon.
Panorama Drive is shut down to traffic as emergency crews from Bakersfield City and Kern County fire departments arrive in the area near Panorama Park to battle a fire on the bluffs Wednesday afternoon. The blaze was controlled in about 20 minutes.
Firefighters stay hydrated as they work to put out a grass and brush fire on the Panorama bluffs near the Panorama Park Wednesday.
A firefighter works to put out a grass and brush fire at the bottom of the Panorama bluffs Wednesday.
Firefighters work to put out a fire on the Panorama bluffs Wednesday afternoon. The fire that burned from the bottom of the bluffs to the top was contained in approximately 20 minutes.
Bakersfield firefighters are able to control a grass and brush before as it reaches the top of the Panorama bluffs and spreads into structures Wednesday afternoon.