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PHOTO GALLERY: Fire burns near Kern River

The Kern County Fire Department battled a grass fire near the Kern River several hundred yards east of the North Chester Avenue bridge, near East Beardsley Avenue and Hart Street. The fire department saved several camp sites in the river Tuesday morning. Flames scorched 1000 acres and the cause was undetermined as of Wednesday, said Erica Bain, the public information officer for the KFCD.