Brush fire breaks out at mouth of the canyon on Highway 178 forcing road closure

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Firefighters are working to contain a brush fire that has broken out at the mouth of the canyon along Highway 178, forcing a closure of traffic in both directions.

Firefighters were called to the area at around 8:45 p.m.

It’s not immediately clear how many acres have burned or what caused the fire. Caltrans said Highway 178 is closed at the mouth of the canyon in Bakersfield. There was no estimate for when it may reopen.

Photo courtesy: Califield Lives
Photo courtesy: Wildfire ALERT

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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