Wildland Fire Endangers 2 Campgrounds
Authorities say fire crews will work through the night against a Kern County, Calif., wildland blaze that has charred 2,000 acres, forced the closure of a highway and brought the evacuation of a pair of campgrounds, the Monterey County Herald reported.
The U.S. Forest Service said in a statement that some 350 firefighters are taking on the three-square-mile wildfire started in rugged terrain Sunday afternoon seven miles west of the town of Bodfish. Bidfish is about 32 miles east of Bakersfield.
Officials say Hobo and Sandy Flat campgrounds were evacuated and closed down.
There were no reports of any injuries and the fire was not burning near homes.