A brush fireplace in Kern County grew to 800 acres Wednesday night as firefighters continued working to carry the blaze beneath management.
The Thunder fireplace was 10% contained round 6 p.m., in accordance with the Kern County Hearth Division.
The blaze broke out southeast of the 5 Freeway and Edmonston Pumping Plant Highway close to the Grapevine, firefighters stated. Smoke was inflicting lowered visibility on the 5.
Authorities consider it’s “extremely possible” that lightning sparked the fireplace, however its official trigger stays beneath investigation, stated Capt. Andrew Freeborn, a Hearth Division spokesperson.
Additional info was not instantly accessible.
Thunderstorms and dry lightning strikes hit throughout Southern California on Wednesday, bringing scattered rain, heavy winds and hail to some components as officers saved excessive alert for fires.
In Pico Rivera, a girl and her two canine had been killed by a lightning strike whereas strolling on a path alongside the San Gabriel River.