Maricopa, CA., Sunday at approximately 9:50 A.M., The Kern County Fire Department responded to a first alarm wildland fire on Elk Horn Grade Rd. When crews arrived on scene, approximately 5 acres of dry grass was burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread. Crews also noticed a pick up truck fully involved with fire near the origin of the fire. As additional crews arrived on scene they were able to contain the fire quickly, at approximately 10 acres. Crews remained on scene for approximately 2 hours to mop up all hot spots. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians.
The Kern County Fire Department would like to remind everyone to please use extreme caution while driving in dry grassy fields as there is a risk of starting a grass fire due to hot brakes, hot exhaust systems or any other heat source from your vehicle.