A grass fire in the Stallion Springs area that started at about 10 p.m. Thursday in the southeastern part of Stallion Springs near Bold Venture was contained to less than 20 acres Friday morning,

“We have limited communication with the fire command staff due to the use of tactical frequencies,” said Kern County Fire Department Engineer Phil Neufeld.

Stallion Springs Police Chief Mike Grant reported the fire has been contained to approximately 18 acres, and no structures were lost or threatened Friday morning.

Precautionary evacuations are in place in the area, Grant said, and the Stallion Springs CERT Unit has been activated.

Photographer Nick Smirnoff reported residents in the area were alerted to the grass fire and watched the glow of the flames in the hills south of Bold Venture Drive. Smirnoff said KCFD used overnight water drops by Helicopter 407 to slow the movement of the steadily moving flames. 

A coordinated effort by the Kern County Fire Department, Stallion Springs Police Department, Bear Valley Police Department, Kern County Sheriff’s Office and the Stallion Springs CERT throughout the night alerted residents to the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown, according to officials.

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