Incident Name: Bypass Incident
Incident Time: 1:30:00 p.m.
Incident Date: 7-20-2017
Incident Type: Grass Fire
Incident Location: I-5 at Truck Bypass
Acres: 20
Injuries: None
Property Damaged: None
Equipment Assigned: 6 Type 3 and type 6 Engines; 1 Hand Crew; 1 Water Tender
Personnel:  15


Southbound I-5 at Truck Bypass, CA

Shortly before 1:15 p.m. today, the Kern County Fire Department was notified of a grassfire burning on the westside of I-5 at the truck bypass. First arriving crews encountered burning grass on the west side of Interstate 5.  In all, 15 firefighters from Kern County  aggressively attacked the flames and stopped the fire's progression in a little over 30 minutes.  The fire is presently 90% contained. Crews are remaining on scene for a couple hours to extinguish hot spots.  The cause of the fire is believed to be roadside work being conducted in the area. CHP is on scene due to smoke drifting across the freeway.  

Evacuations: None - No immediate threat to homes

Closures: None

 Assisting Agencies: California Highway Patrol

Additional Information: The Kern County Fire Department would like to advise the licensed to maintain their vehicles in good condition and to exercise caution when stopping along the roadway. Do not park in dry grass if at all possible and take care not to throw trash or burning objects from vehicle







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