The Kern County Fire Department will be conducting a prescribed burn today, May 17, 2022.

A prescribed burn is when crews burn brush on purpose in an effort to reduce the chance of wildfire during the hot, dry months of summer.

The burn happens from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. along Highway 223 at Highway 58.

Expect traffic to be affected in the area.

-Jeff Lemucchi