vegetation fire

A Kern County fire crew looks on at a vegetation fire at the Kern National Wildlife Refuge.

Working overnight, the Kern County Fire Department contained an estimated 2,500-acre vegetation fire at the Kern County National Wildlife Refuge.

First reported at approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Kern County Fire Department, multiple county fire crews responded to the area, working against strong winds that helped the fire spread quickly.

Air crews and tankers with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection assisted Kern County Fire during the incident.

The department closed areas along Corcoran Road as a result of the fire.

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