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Crews Battle Shell Fire Off 5 Freeway In Kern County

FRAZIER PARK (CBSLA) – Crews are fighting a large brush fire which erupted along the 5 Freeway near Frazier Park in Kern County Sunday.

Crews Battle 1,200-Acre Shell Fire Off 5 Freeway In Kern County
Firefighters battle the Shell Fire near Frazier Park in Kern County. June 27, 2021. (Kern County Fire Department)

The Shell Fire broke out before 4 p.m. off the southbound 5 Freeway, south of Grapevine Road.

As of Monday morning, the blaze had grown to 1,984 acres and was 30% contained.

No structures were threatened at last report.

The blaze was being fought with an air and ground attack. Assisting in the firefight were crews from CAL Fire, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

There was no immediate word on a cause. The Southern California region is currently in the midst of a heat wave which has brought triple-digit temperatures.


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