Crews Knock Down Brush Fire East of Bakersfield

Fire crews tackled a brush fire along Highway 58 east of Highway 223 Wednesday.

The fire started just after 7:20 p.m. when a semi-truck caught fire.  The Highway Patrol says a 911 caller reported the brush fire approximately 10 minutes after the accident.

The blaze was limited to 16 acres.

The eastbound lanes of Highway 58 were temporarily closed.

Posted by Jeff Lemucchi – Jun 2 07:12