Incident Name: Grapevine Incident
Incident Time: 4:45:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 08-24-2017
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Incident Location: Interstate 5, 4 miles south of Grapevine 
Personnel:  45
Cause: Under Investigation
Injuries: None


Lebec, CA

At 4:45 PM, Kern County firefighters responded to reports of a grass fire in the median of Interstate 5, between Grapevine Road and Lebec.  An aggressive attack by a combination of fire engines, a hand crew, and helicopter were used to fight the fire. Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained between the northbound and southbound lanes.  The fire was 100% contained before 6 PM.

**Final size has been measured to be 10.5 acres due to improved mapping, not 14 acres as reported earlier.   

Assisting Agencies: Los Angeles County Fire Department, BLM, CHP

The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind residents living in high fire hazard areas to make sure they maintain the defensible space around their homes.  



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